Manager of Consortial Services
Actor. Educator. Filmmaker. Cassandra Hollis was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia and has managed to forge her career in the Entertainment industry with her career in Education.
Cassandra earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Georgia, where her studies were concentrated in Public Administration and Pre-Law. She earned a M.A. in Communication, majoring in Television Production, from Georgia State University. While matriculating in the MA program, Cassandra landed a position as Producer and On-Air Talent at a local TV station. She later formed a production company, subsequently directing, producing and writing 8 films, several of which garnered national and international recognition and best-in-festival awards. Cassandra was invited to teach a 3-Day filmmaking workshop in Barbados, WI, producing an acclaimed documentary about centenarians out of that experience.
While thriving as an independent filmmaker, Cassandra was an Adjunct Professor of Communication at a private university. After teaching over a decade, Cassandra landed a position at another university in an administrative role as Program Coordinator of Film and Digital Media.
Cassandra attended a One-Day Intensive Textual Analysis of August Wilson’s works at The Juilliard School in New York in 2017. In 2018, she was accepted into the competitive Yale Conservatory for Actors, earning an A. A working Actor, Cassandra has appeared in recurring roles on the TV One Network on true crime series, “ATL Homicide,” as well as on a true crime series on the ID Channel. Cassandra has appeared in commercials for Walmart, Verizon, Cobb County Chamber of Commerce, and more, and has been cast as lead in several plays and independent films.
Cassandra joined the Georgia Film Academy as Manager of Consortial Services in the summer of 2021 and looks forward to continued opportunities to contribute to the success of the GFA.