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Ursula Burton

Ursula Burton
Senior Lecturer
Teaches In
Digital Media

Ursula Burton is a writer/director, actor, and founder of FIVE SISTERS PRODUCTIONS.  She has produced features including LETTING GO OF GOD, JUST FRIENDS, MANNA FROM HEAVEN, TEMPS, and KINGS, QUEENS & INBETWEENS, and directed commercials, PSAs, and shorts, including the Faces of Ford campaign, “Mamas for Obama” spots, the campaign for the Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking, the HALF THE HISTORY series, and OLD GUY.  She wrote/directed WE TREAT THEM THE SAME, EXPIRATION DATE, and THE HAPPIEST DAY OF HIS LIFE, which won MTV's LOGO Channel’s Viewer's Choice Award and qualified for the Academy Awards.  She has over 50 acting credits, including recurring roles on THE OFFICE, GREY’S ANATOMY, HART OF DIXIE, RAKE, and BBC’s MY FAMILY.  A graduate of Yale University, Burton is a Professor of the Practice at Otis College, teaching directing.