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In Memoriam

Fall 2022

Remembering One of Film's Finest

UAlbany Alumnus Glen Trotiner, Classes of '78 and '79.

Glen Trotiner ’78, ’79 spent his life creating high-profile films and educating others to do the same. A former campus radio host on WSUA (WCDB 90.9’s AM predecessor), Trotiner earned his BA and MS from UAlbany, then graduated from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in 1984. Shortly after, he was selected for The Directors Guild of America Training Program and embarked on a 36-year career as a professional filmmaker.

Trotiner was producer, director and assistant director of dozens of high profile feature films, including The Untouchables (1987), What Happens in Vegas (2008), Big Daddy (1999) and Captain America (2011). He produced Big Time Adolescence, which played in competition for the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival in 2019 and was picked up for distribution by HULU. Trotiner was an active member of the Writers Guild of America and the Screen Actors Guild and served on the Board of Trustees of the Directors Guild of America Training Program for 25 years.

Trotiner supported the University as a proud donor, volunteer and mentor. He was a member of the UAlbany Foundation’s Heritage Circle Society and served on the Alumni Association Board of Directors. Trotiner participated in the Department of Art and Art History’s Introduction to Film Studies Lecture Series each spring and attended the New York State Writers Institute’s Albany Film Festival in April 2022 where his film, The Mental State, was featured. At the time of his passing on June 16, 2022, Trotiner was working with the University to increase opportunities in the study of film and production. Trotiner was featured in the Fall 2017 issue of UAlbany Magazine.

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