Bill Megalos, MFA Columbia U., is an LA filmmaker, director, cinematographer and teacher who has made over 30 full-length documentaries for PBS, BBC and Channel 4. He is of Greek decent, speaks fluent Greek and returns to Crete where he has make documentaries before. His documentaries including "Aretha," "Paris is Burning," the Emmy Award-winning "W. Eugene Smith" with Peter Riegert for American Masters, "A Night in Havana-Dizzy Gillespie in Cuba," the PBS series "Quest for the Killers" and "Legendary Trails," as well as the Academy Award-winning "Down and Out in America." His biography of Jack Benny for HBO was awarded the Cine Golden Eagle Award. His series of family planning mini-dramas won the World Health Organization's Global Award for Media Excellence in Beijing in 1985. Megalos has a B.A. in anthropology and comparative literature from Columbia University, where he studied with Margaret Mead and assisted folklorist Alan Lomax. He was awarded an M.F.A. from Columbia and taught theater there at the graduate school of the arts. He teaches film at The Workshops and lectures regularly at the American Film Institute and at the new Getty Museum in Los Angeles.