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Walter LutzAward-winning filmmaker Walter Lutz was born in Quakertown, Pennsylvania, and grew up near Philadelphia in the working-class suburbs of Bucks County.

His mother was honorably discharged from the United States Air Force as a Disabled American Veteran and his father, a high school drop out, worked multiple jobs, mostly on assembly lines, to support his wife and two children.

Walter graduated from La Salle College High School in Philadelphia and became the first in his family to graduate from college, earning a bachelor’s degree in Film & Video from The Pennsylvania State University School of Communications.

While at Penn State, Walter wrote and directed a 25-minute narrative film, “SPACE: The Distance Between the Beginning and the End,” which was chosen for exhibition at the 25th Annual WorldFest-Houston.

A prolific visual artist and filmmaker, Walter’s work has been exhibited at galleries and festivals in such cities as Toronto, London, New York, Philadelphia and Los Angeles.

Since 1996, Walter has been a member of the Screen Actors Guild of America, and has appeared in numerous television shows, commercials and local stage productions. And, in 1997, he was the stage manager for the inaugural season of the California Philharmonic Orchestra.

Walter has been a producer/videographer/editor, since 1997, for BTV6, the City of Burbank’s government access station. His efforts at BTV6 have earned him nearly 20 industry awards, including a 2003 RTNA Golden Mike for Best Video Editing of a Feature Series or Special and a 2006 Los Angeles Area Emmy nomination for a PSA on the importance of voting.

In 2004, using just five photographs and Final Cut Pro software on his Powerbook laptop, Walter submitted a public service announcement he created to promote AIDS Walk Los Angeles. From scores of other entries, his PSA was selected and shown on television outlets across the city, raising awareness of the biggest event of the year for AIDS Project Los Angeles.

Walter joined Globalist Films in 2004, not only as an editor/videographer, but to also inject his innate visual creativity into the company’s documentaries.

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