Drew McClellan is the Department Chair/Senior Program Specialist of the Cinematic & Visual Arts departments at the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts (LACHSA). A former graduate-level teaching assistant at the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts, he earned his MFA from USC’s Graduate School of Cinematic Arts and holds a BA in English (Minor, TV/Film) from Howard University.
An accomplished writer/director, producer and photographer, his educational background also includes extensive study of global media industries in Beijing, China at Peking University/The London School of Economics, English Literature at The University of California, Berkeley and Spanish language and culture at the Instituto de Comunicación in Oaxaca, Mexico.
Drew’s professional experience includes serving as in-house media director/producer for the W Hotel Hollywood, where he was responsible for producing W Hotel Worldwide branded content for in-room, online and social media platforms. He elevates the style and quality of brands by designing, implementing and executing media campaigns and marketing strategies that impact and resonate with large audiences.
His professional credits include photography, ad campaigns, music videos and short films which have aired on Netflix, Viacom Networks, and international film festivals including The Palm Springs International Shorts Fest and the NY/LA International Independent Film Festival.
A native of Boston, Massachusetts Drew has resided in Los Angeles since 2007.