Howard McCain

Howard McCain

Executive Director

    Hollywood Campus



Associate Director Howard McCain is a writer/director of big-budget, science-fiction/action-adventure films such as OUTLANDER, starring Jim Caviezel, John Hurt, and Ron Pearlman; and has written on franchise films like UNDERWORLD, CONAN, and TRANSFORMERS. McCain has also directed television movies for Showtime, HBO, and the Disney Channel and, along with his writing partner, Dirk Blackman, have written for every major studio in Hollywood.

A graduate of New York University Tish School of the Arts, McCain holds an MFA in film production. His student short films TRUMAN and LOS POLLOS won best short film at the Sundance Film Festival and at the Student Emmy Awards. His most recent short film, A BOY’S LIFE, was presented in competition at the prestigious Tribeca Film Festival, the Montreal Film Festival, and won best short at the Leads International Film Festival.

Howard has taught graduate and undergraduate levels courses in directing, screenwriting, and producing at University of Miami and Columbia College, Los Angeles. He recently created and was the founding director of UM’S own successful Semester in Los Angeles Program.