Dale M. Pollock is a film professor, writer and filmmaker with a 22-year career in Los Angeles as an award-winning newspaper reporter and feature film producer, with 13 movies to his credit. Dale is also the author of Skywalking: The Life and Films of George Lucas, the best-selling authoritative biography of George Lucas. For seven years, Dale was the Dean of the School of Filmmaking at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, and co-founded the Producing Program at the American Film Institute in Los Angeles. He has been nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and has won numerous awards. Dale writes and speaks frequently about film at schools, conferences and festivals around the world.