Meet the Critics
Ray Greene

Author, professor, journalist and documentarian Ray Greene likes to think of himself as a successful manifestation of ADD. At various times, Greene has been an actor, a playwright, a voiceover artist, the Editor-in-Chief of a national magazine, and a professional documentarian for a range of venues including TV, theatrical film and museum installations. Greene has programmed titles for the Silver Lake Film Festival and is one of the founding programmers (with Robert Koehler and Wade Major) of LAFCA's ongoing screening series The Films That Got Away.

Greene’s writings on film, theatre and politics number in the thousands, and have appeared in a wide variety of regional and national publications including REEL.COM,, Turner Network Television, CULT MOVIES MAGAZINE and BOXOFFICE, where he was Editor-in-Chief for most of the 1990s. His first book, the critical memoir "Hollywood Migraine" (2000) was a Los Angeles Times bestseller. He is also the creator, producer and co-director of the award-winning "Veritas" project, a trilogy of documentary features about modern Los Angeles as seen through the eyes of L.A. filmmakers, produced from 2001 to 2003.

Greene’s documentary feature “SCHLOCK! The Secret History of American Movies” is nationally distributed by Pathfinder DVD, and was a “critics pick” in the pages of both Time Out New York and the Chicago Reader. From 2005 through 2007, Greene directed a variety of documentary media installations for international museums, including the Images of Singapore Museum at Sentosa Island, Singapore and the Adler Planetarium in Chicago, Illinois. Greene’s museum work won him two prestigious THEA awards in 2006. Greene is also presently a Professor of Film Studies at the School of Cinema and Television of Loyola Marymount University in Playa Vista, California.