Reb Braddock named dean of FSU’s College of Motion Picture Arts

Braddock has worked with Quentin Tarantino, guitarist Slash of Guns ‘N Roses, and Nile Rodgers during his career

Reb Braddock, described as one of the “architects” of Florida State University’s film school, Tuesday was named dean of the College of Motion Picture Arts.

Braddock has been at FSU since 1989. He succeeds Frank Patterson, who left FSU in January to become president of Pinewood Atlanta Studios. Patterson served as dean for 13 years.

“Reb Braddock is a very accomplished and much-admired teacher in the College of Motion Picture Arts,” said Sally McRorie, FSU’s provost and executive vice president for academic affairs. “Faculty members have rallied around him and urged the university to select him as the college’s permanent dean. He has established an outstanding record of working successfully with students and mentoring our faculty.”

Braddock has served as interim dean since January, a post he has previously held.

Braddock is well known in the film industry, where he has worked as a  cinematographer, writer, director and executive producer of a movie soundtrack album. He’s worked with Oscar-winning director Quentin Tarantino, hard rock guitarist Slash of Guns ‘N Roses, as well as musicians Nile Rodgers and David Byrne.

Braddock’s feature writing credits include “Lubov” with Rita Frumkin for Silvestri-Friedman films; “Iron Men” with Doug Stewart for Arnold Kolpelson at 20th Century Fox; and “30 Day Wonder” with Frank Patterson for Lampadusa Films.

“This is such a great honor for me,” Braddock said. “The FSU film school has been my passion for many years and to be offered a chance to lead its great faculty and students is nothing short of a dream come true.”

His appointment is effective June 1.

Other recent appointments include:

Tim Chapin was appointed dean of the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy, effective May 8. Chapin was appointed following a national search to replace David Rasmussen.

Chapin is a recognized authority on land use and comprehensive planning, growth management, and urban redevelopment.

Scott Shamp has been named interim dean of the College of Fine Arts. Shamp succeeds Peter Weishar, who is joining the faculty of the Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship.

Florida State will conduct a national search for a new dean this fall.

Contact senior writer Byron Dobson at [email protected] or on Twitter @byrondobson.

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