Jim Piper was named Director Emeritus of Fresno Filmworks (in memoriam) in June 2015. He was one of the 10 founding members of the Filmworks Board of Directors, working on our programming and communication for many years and later serving on our Advisory Board. Jim founded the film studies program at Fresno City College, teaching filmmaking, film history, and English for more than 30 years. He won numerous awards in the United States, Canada, and Europe for his short dramatic films. He published nearly a dozen books, many having to do with film. Jim passed away June 5, 2015 at age 78.