GEORGE GANCHEV

Writer – Director – Producer



FEATURE FILMS – screenwriter U.S.

The Interpol Quartet
N.Y. Locals & Russian Strangers
East or West?
Murder in the Balkans
Citizen Bellow
To Live or Die (2007)

THEATRE – directing & producing

A View from the Bridge
Lovers & Other Strangers
The Reluctant Tragedian
Drums in the Night
Zoya’s apartment
The Inspector General
Sasha & the Greystones
Citizen Bellow
Hamlet

TELEVISION – directing & producing

The Reluctant Tragedian
The Boor
Triangle in L.A.
In the Morning
My Balkan Connection

TEACHING – acting, film & T.V.

The American Academy of Dramatic Arts - Pasadena, California
Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute
The British Fencing Squad for :
Olympic Games – Mexico City 1968
Olympic Games - Munich 1972
The British Academy of Fencing


Writer - Director - Producer


        In EUROPE

Duels in Sofia – TV film

The London to Paris Race – TV

Kosovo – TV mini series

The Last of the Red Hot Radio Shows – musical

Times of Change – a play

"George in Action" – TV talk show on the “7 day channel”

United we Stay – a play

"Rose Fever" – double musical album (writer - producer)

"George & Friends" – TV talk show on “Balkan BG channel”

Poetry & Essays – “Botev" Publishing House

Autobiography – “Hemus" Publishing House

American Jihad – a screenplay

Personal biography:


Born: 1939, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Education:


Trainer’s Sports Academy, Bulgaria
   (under Ferentz Magiar)


The British Academy of Fencing London, England.

Chief coach of the London Fencing Club, 1968 – 1973

The Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute (master class) Hollywood, California

Sherwood Oaks Experimental Film College, Hollywood, Ca.

Experience and Honors:


British Academy of Fencing    (Professorship - 1968)

British Olympic Fencing Coach

   (1968 - 1972)

World Professional Fencing Champion - 1970 & 1974

With Mr. Lee Strasberg - full scholarship - master classes
   (1974 & 1975)

Guest lecturer at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts
   (1978 - 1981)

Independent Writer, Director, Producer for film, TV and theatre based in Los Angeles, London & Sofia. Honorary Citizen of Oklahoma - 1993, lecturing at OCU.

Politics:

Union of Democratic Forces (UDF) founding member, 1989 - Bulgaria

President of the Bulgarian Business Bloc - 1990 - 2001

Bulgarian Presidental Elections January 1992 - 17% of the vote.

Bulgarian Presidential Elections Oktober 1996 - 24% of the vote.

President of "The Bulgarian Basketball Association"
    (1994 – 1997)

Chairman of BBB’s parliamentary group - 1995 to 2001.

Chairman of BG’s parliamentary commission "Radio, TV & Telegraph"

President of "Ganchev’s Political Bloc", 2001 - 2004

Chairman of Bulgaria’s "National Patriotic Union" – 2004 (current)

Divorced with two daughters: Julia & Sylvana living in Los Angeles.

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