Ken Feinberg ~ Bio
Ken Feinberg is informed by breadth of industry knowledge, from his long career behind the scenes to his award-winning performances on stage and screen. Feinberg calls upon a productive four dimensional career that includes producing, directing, writing, and acting for over 25 years in award-winning films, hit television series and major theater projects in Los Angeles, New York, Florida and Atlanta. He has won numerous awards in more than 100 productions, and he has achieved a great deal in the years he’s been in Hollywood after nurturing his career in New York and Atlanta.
As the Founder and CEO of Creative Studios of Atlanta, Feinberg was honored last year with the Outstanding Achievement Award for contribution to the film industry in Georgia at the Georgia Film Awards. An award-winning producer and director with over 100 films to his credit including, four which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in France. Feinberg has won numerous awards for his work behind the camera. including: FOREIGN EXCHANGE, COMING CLEAN, SEVEN GENERATIONS and the Fellini homage 3 1/2.
Feinberg is currently finishing two new feature films: the family Christmas film SANTA’S BOOT CAMP with Oscar nominated actor Eric Roberts, Erika Bierman (Hunger Games: Mocking Jay Part 1) and Storm Reid (12 Years A Slave) and SLICES OF LIFE.
As CEO of Creative Studios of Atlanta, Feinberg casts film, TV, commercials, voice over, music videos and print here in Atlanta. Some of his clients include: Turner Studios, Cartoon Network, The Weather Channel, Georgia Lottery, TNT and others.
Feinberg’s acting career started on stage in Atlanta and New York before moving into television series in L.A. He s known for memorable characters on such popular series as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Charmed, The District with Craig T. Nelson, J.J. Abrams’ Alias and Star Trek: Enterprise. Some of his film highlights include the Alma Award winning film No Turning Back, Pray Another Day, the Britney Spears music video Lucky and most recently Space Warriors with Dermot Mulroney, Mira Sorvino and Josh Lucas.
Additionally, Feinberg has produced and directed theater since 1992 in Los Angeles and Atlanta. As a member of the prominent Hollywood Repertory Company in Los Angeles, Feinberg co-wrote and produced Real Life Photographs, a drama about a family dealing with mental illness. The production was nominated for a Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award. Feinberg adapted Peter and Wendy in Neverland for a deaf theater company, which was published by Yale University Press. Additionally, Feinberg directed the hit A Tribute to Saturday Night Live at the Hollywood Fight Club in Los Angeles and also directed original shows at the Stella Adler Theater and the Long Beach Playhouse.
As artistic director of the Atlanta theater company New Leaf Productions, Feinberg is noted for having adapted and directed the original musical stage version of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and the gala toast to Vaudeville, Schampagne and Shtick. He also directed the Atlanta premieres of the major award-winning Broadway shows: Talk Radio and Death and the Maiden.
Feinberg served as the Executive Director of the Georgia Big Picture Conference, a nonprofit foundation whose mission is to help students and newcomers learn how to work in the film and new media industry. Feinberg graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in filmmaking and a double minor in drama and art.
Feinberg teaches producing, directing, screenwriting and acting at his studios. He is the founder of the CSA Film Academy a highly selective, year-long acting program where Feinberg mentors young actors yearly.
In his personal life, Feinberg has traveled extensively to refine all aspects of his craft: most notably studying art history and photography in Italy and participating in research of migrating gray whales in Mexico. Feinberg is married with two children.