Adam Wayne NixonAffiliate Faculty Member
Professional Track Faculty in digital visual communication
Adam is a television producer with extensive expertise in public diplomacy. He has produced 750 television broadcasts from Washington, DC to Jerusalem to San Francisco for the Congressionally funded Middle East Broadcasting Networks, sister-station to Voice of America, where he has helmed the network’s longest-running show, Inside Washington. Prior to that he was the show producer of nationally-syndicated McLaughlin One on One on PBS, a senior producer on The McLaughlin Group, and worked with NBC News Washington, CNN, ABC News New York, Fox Television and on many documentary films in varied roles. When not in the studio or in the classroom he roams the halls of Congress looking for stakeout locations and quick sound bites.
An ethnographer, Dr. Nixon’s research concerns no-budget digital filmmakers and the thousands of film festivals around the world that showcase low-budget cinema. A filmmaker himself, his no-budget movie Aspirin for the Masses was awarded Best Feature United States at the San Francisco Global Movie Fest, the Audience Award at the Cannes Underground Film Festival, and was an Official Selection of the St. Tropez and Milan International Film Festivals – among others. His screenplay for the film was a finalist in the Sundance Screenwriting Competition, and an Official Selection of the Beverly Hills Film Festival, the Los Angeles Film and Script Festival and the Mountain Film Festival. His plays were presented at festivals in London, Romania, Switzerland and the U.S.
He is a member of UMD’s Communication Department as Professional Track Faculty in digital visual communication.