Neal Bennett


Assistant Professor of Professional Practice in Journalism and Media Studies


Annex A 205

Neal Bennett has worked in the film, television, and video production industry for over twenty-five years. He continues to freelance for various production companies and create unique media solutions for his clients. Neal has struck a balance between teaching and staying active in the field, allowing him to share with his students the latest updates in technology, workflows, and industry trends. Neal has worked on various productions including Kevin Smith’s Chasing Amy, ESPN’s World Series of Poker, MLB Network’s ALDS and Third Team documentary, various NHL Productions, NFL Films projects, YES Network’s Yankees on Deck, HBO’s Real Sports, Discovery’s Modern Marvels & Assignment Discovery, TLC’s Trading Spaces, and WEtv’s Bridezillas to name a few. Neal was also a co-producer and editor of Dream Camp TV with Executive Producer Joe Patane (Real World, MTV) featuring the talent of Drew Carey (The Price is Right), James Cameron & Vince Pace (Avatar, Transformers), The Miz (WWE), Jeff Marx (Avenue Q), Erin Gruwell (The Freedom Writers Diary) and Pauley Perrette (NCIS). He is currently working for the Rutgers iTV television studio and editing a feature documentary about the 1983 Women's AIAW Basketball Champs from Rutgers University.



Rutgers University
Graduate School of Education, ED.M. Adult & Continuing Education

Rowan University
B.A. Radio, Television and Film

Maine Media Workshops
NJ Provisional Teaching Program, AVID® Technology

Awards & Recognitions


State of NJ Department of Education
NJ Provisional Teaching Program

Maine Media Workshops
16mm Film Camera & Editing

AbelCine Education
Advanced Digital Cinema Workshops

AVID® Technology
Media Composer & Pro Tools

Adobe® Digital Learning Services
Adobe Premiere Pro


AVID® Media Composer Certified Editor/Instructor
AVID® Pro Tools Certified Instructor/User
Adobe® Premiere Pro Instructor


Distinguished Achievement in Teaching - Rutgers University (JMS)
Telly Award – Commercial - Bigger with Sprite, Director & Editor
Telly Award – Commercial - Fear No Art, Director & Editor
Telly Award - Television Documentary - Locals Only, Producer & Editor
JASPER Award - Promo - Monmouth University Aerial Overview, Producer & Editor
JASPER Award - Promo - President Paul R. Brown, One Year in Office, DP & Editor