- Associated Press - Saturday, July 9, 2011

HAMDEN, CONN. (AP) - A film producer and director whose work includes the hits “Home Alone” and “Mystic Pizza” has signed on as a mentor for students in Quinnipiac University’s School of Communications.

Scott Rosenfelt will be a professional-in-residence in film, video and interactive studies for the 2011-12 academic year.

In addition to “Home Alone,” his prominent films include “Teen Wolf” and “Extremities.” He has also produced and directed several award-winning independent films.

Rosenfelt’s work at Quinnipiac will include critiquing students’ projects, giving guest lectures and helping students win internships in Los Angeles and New York. He will also launch a weekend workshop for aspiring producers.

He said in a statement released by Quinnipiac that he wants to help students develop their own visions without being hindered by the industry’s myths and roadblocks.