Carla LynDale Carter-Bishop is a Lecturer in UNT's Department of Media Arts. She received her BA in Cinema Studies from the University of Chicago and her MFA in Film and Media Arts from Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. While in Philadelphia, she served as Video Facilitator at Scribe Video Center teaching various community groups how to make documentaries that promote social change. These programs were broadcast on PBS affiliate WHYY TV 12 as part of the Precious Places series and ignited her passion for using media as a tool for activism and change.
Carter-Bishop was a Visiting Instructor at Oberlin College in Ohio, teaching courses in Video Production, Black Cinema, Editing, and Media Literacy Pedagogy. In 2013, she started the organization Focused.Arts.Media.Education.(FAMe), which engages youth in documentary filmmaking to create media that matters in their communities. She has a sincere passion to use her filmmaking and technology expertise to excite, engage, and promote self-expression in youth.
Carter-Biship has produced several documentaries that have screened in film festivals throughout Philadelphia and Cleveland, and enjoys producing documentaries that engage whole communities.