Adam Nixon

Adam Nixon
CSPAC 1801

Adam is a filmmaker and television producer. He is currently directing a feature film Aspirin for the Masses. He has been a finalist in the Sundance Screenwriting contest and an Official Selection of the Beverly Hills Film Festival, the Los Angeles Film and Script Festival and the Mountain Film Festival for his script to Aspirin. He recently joined the faculty of UMD's Communication Department as a Lecturer in screenwriting and filmmaking.

Aspirin for the Masses is on Amazon Prime and IMDB.

Aspirin for the Masses Movie Trailer from Adam Nixon on Vimeo.



ABD, Performance Studies, UMD.
MA, Cinema Studies, NYU.
MFA, Playwrighting/Directing, VCU.
AB, Economics, Occidental College.
AB, Political Science, Occidental College.

Professional Affiliations:

International Fedration of Theatre Research, American Society of Theatre Research, The Society of Professional Journalists, Phi Kappa Phi, Triple Nine Society

Representative Productions:

Television Producer -- Produced over 500 television broadcasts, primarily political talk shows in the US and internationally (Middle East, Europe, North Africa). Films and Plays presented at festivals in London, Romania, Switzerland and the U.S.

Representative Publications/Research Activities:

"A Teacher's Guide to Playwriting" (Published by TheatreVirginia in 1997), Theatre Journal 2012 Book review, film production company, Hand Spun Films.


National Emmy Award Nomination, NBC Nightly News 2002; Sundance Screenwriting Competition, Finalist; Beverly Hills Film Festival; Los Angeles Film and Script Festival; Mountain Film Festival, Official Selection; Shenandoah International Playwriting Contest, Finalist.