Terry is an award winning film director, producer and actor of both stage and screen and the winner of the 2017 “Women in Film” Award at the San Diego Film Awards. She began teaching her unique Acting Professionally workshops in San Diego in 1997 and her students have gone on to act in network series, feature films and work regularly in the industry.
She has acted, directed, and taught professionally for the last 30 years. and served as a casting director on independent films, including “Siren”, a dialogue coach on network series “Push” and as a private coach.
She won “Best Director” and “Best Screenplay” at Idyllwild International Film Festival and the Jury Award at the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival for her 2014 short film, starring all Acting Professionally students, “The Last Resort” which was also the recipient of a Spirit Award, included in the Best of San Diego’s 48 Hour film festival, the Temecula Valley International Film Festival, the San Diego Film Festival. Her first union feature film, “Carving A Life” (almost exclusively starring AP students) is on the film festival circuit and she has directed and produced three additional films for the 48 Hour Film Festival, all starring her students. She was the co-founder and director of Julian’s Wild and Scenic Film Festival for four years.
Terry has been a faculty member of the M.F.A.Professional Actor Training Program at the Old Globe, and theatre departments at University of San Diego, San Diego State University, and University of California, Davis and received her acting training from the renowned American Conservatory Theatre. She holds an M.A. in Education from Stanford University and an M.F.A. in directing from the University of California, Davis.
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