Dave Kelly

Dave Kelly is the Director of Advanced Media Production at California State University, Long Beach.  Mr. Kelly supervises the work of a talented staff in producing educational television programming for national satellite broadcasting, cable TV distribution, and Internet webcasting.  Mr. Kelly is also a documentary writer and producer. He has written and produced two one-hour documentaries which have aired nationwide on PBS stations.  The most recent one, titled “Long Days Working Hard,” was completed in 2009 and chronicles the West Coast mobilization effort during WWII.  A program he wrote and produced about the Pacific Rim trading sphere, titled “Cargoes and Cultures,” appeared on PBS stations in 1996. 

Mr. Kelly also worked for three years as a television news reporter for a CBS affiliate in the Midwest.  During that time, he won a Mark of Excellence award from the Society of Professional Journalists in 1980 for presidential campaign coverage in Iowa.  His Hollywood credentials include a stint as a free-lance screenplay analyst for the David Geffen Film Company in 1984.  Mr. Kelly earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcast Journalism from Drake University and a Master of Arts degree in Cinema/TV Production from the University of Southern California.

A note about the recent award:

The program “Panama Canal: The Battle for Jobs and Cargo” recently won a Western Access Video Excellence Award (WAVE Award) for the best production in documentary events.  The WAVE Awards are sponsored by the Western Region of the Alliance for Community Media (ACM).  The ACM is a national organization of educational and governmental video producers.  The Western Region comprises the states of California, Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, Colorado and Hawaii.