Craig Rice | Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Craig Rice

Portrait of Craig Rice


Adjunct Faculty
BA, University of Southern California

Craig Laurence Rice is an award-winning producer and director who is nationally recognized for his distinguished career in music video, commercial, television and film industry.

Rice credits include producer for the 90-minute PBS variety show special A Prairie Home Companion 30th, executive producer on the nationally syndicated series Million Dollar Idea, and executive producer as well as director for the feature length documentary Half Past Autumn: The Life and Works of Gordon Parks for HBO, which was nominated for three Emmy Awards and an NAACP Image Award. He has recently completed a television documentary on DJ Spooky at MCAD and two hour concert film entitled Loops and Time with the musical group Story City and hip-hop artist Toki Wright. He has directed music videos for the latest releases by Mazarati and Lia Renee Dior.

Rice holds a production degree from the University of Southern California Cinema Department and a liberal arts degree from Minneapolis Community and Technical College. He also attended the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and the University of Minnesota with a film, photography, and theatre major.

Rice currently is developing a television series entitled the Black Panthers for Netflix.