Board of Trustees

Campbell Dalglish, President

Campbell, an award winning writer and filmmaker, has been teaching screenwriting for over twenty years at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts Film School, New York’s School of Visual Arts, and currently he is a tenured full-time professor at City College’s distinguished Media Arts Program where he teaches screenwriting and directing. He has been a script consultant and script developer for several major film production companies. Some of Campbell’s students have included Ryan Fleck (Academy Award nominated Half Nelson), Stephen Lindsay (Hachi: A Dog’s Tale with Richard Gere), and occasionally his students at CCNY screen their films at Cannes.


His short narrative film “Dance of the Quantum Cats” won over a dozen international awards and was selected by CINE to represent USA at the 12th International Film Festival of Peace, Hiroshima, JAPAN. It was broadcast on PBS/CPTV as part of a series on emerging directors. He has numerous awards for screenplays and plays and is currently under contract writing a book “Screenwriting Against Genre: Revealing Monsters Within.” He is currently in production on two feature documentaries: “Being Indian In Oklahoma” and “Higher Education in the Prisons.”


Mr. Dalglish is a founding member of the Patchogue Arts Council, and as an appointed Film Commissioner in Suffolk County he works to promote Long Island as a vital and affordable place for filmmaking. As the President of The Plaza Cinema & Media Arts Center he is passionate about bringing diverse communities together in a media arts center that bridges the gaps between cultures, creating understanding and “electronicy” in an under-served overlooked area of Long Island. Dalglish is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama.


James McPeak, Vice President & Treasurer


Catherine Oberg, Secretary 


Dr. Joseph Graskemper, Trustee