Adjunct Film Faculty | Spring 2016

Visiting Faculty - Vito Adriaensens is a film historian and visiting scholar at Columbia University’s School of the Arts with a Fellowship from the Belgian American Educational Foundation. He holds a PhD from the University of Antwerp, was a visiting scholar at the University of Copenhagen, and has also taught at the School of Arts, University College in Ghent and the VU University in Amsterdam.
Adjunct Assistant Professor, '06 - A former lawyer in Romania, Bogdan George Apetri moved to New York where he graduated from Columbia University's Film Program with a MFA degree in Film Directing. He wrote and directed a series of student films that screened and won awards at prominent short film festivals across the world (ClermontFerrand, Rotterdam, Palm Springs, Cottbus, Montreal, Aarhus, Rhode Island, Woodstock etc).
Adjunct Faculty - Mick Audsley has been editing feature films since the late seventies and has more than 40 credits to to his name. He has worked with leading directors including Stephen Frears, Mike Newell, Neil Jordan and Terry Gilliam. He is currently finishing work on the Working Titile/Universal Studios production Everest for director Balthasar Kormakur.
Bradford Barnes
Adjunct Assistant Professor - Brad’s feature film The Locksmith (a.k.a. "Homewrecker"), won the first ever Best of NEXT Award at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. In addition to The Locksmith, Brad and his brother Todd have written, produced and directed two Sundance shorts: We Todd Did and Choked, as well as a short for the Showtime Network starring Christopher Walken. Their most recent work includes East Nashville Tonight and the upcoming Sex Guaranteed.
Returning adjunct - Judy has been casting in New York City since 1993.  Features:: Hurricane, Bianca, Lost Cat Corona, Gold Star, Pervertigo (by Columbia grad Jaron Henrie-McCrea) & Copenhagen (by Columbia grads Mark Raso & Mauro Mueller).  Shorts:  Eggs & Soldiers (by Columbia grad Imelda O’Reilly), Dinner@40, & Love Life.    Webseries:  Karl Manhair: Postal Inspextor (Artios Award nominat
New adjunct - Aline Caillet is associate professor in Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art at the university of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne where sheʼs co-directing La Galerie Michel Journiac, the exhibition space of the departement of Visual Arts.
Aline Caillet
Visiting Faculty - Aline Caillet is associate professor in Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art at the university of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne where sheʼs co-directing La Galerie Michel Journiac, the exhibition space of the departement of Visual Arts.   She has recently published Dispositifs critiques.
Loren-Paul Caplin
Adjunct Assistant Professor - Loren-Paul Caplin is a screenwriter, director, playwright.
Jeff Cox
Adjunct Faculty - Jeff Cox, Film: Adult Beginners (TWC- Radius ), Blades of Glory (Paramount). Jeff also has TV projects in development with NBC Universal and FX. He is a graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts - Dramatic Writing Program.
Returning adjunct - Tony Drazan writes, shoots, directs, and produces movies and television. His writing/directing/prroducing feature film credits include:
Visiting Professor - Thomas Elsaesser is Professor Emeritus at the Department of Media and Culture of the University of Amsterdam. From 2006 to 2012 he was Visiting Professor at Yale University, and since 2013 teaches part-time at Columbia University. Besides publishing over 200 essays in journals and collections, he has authored, edited and co-edited some 20 volumes on film history, film theory, German and European cinema, Hollywood, Media archaeology, New Media and Installation Art.
Adjunct Associate Professor - Jérôme Game is an award-winning teacher of Film Studies and Philosophy currently on the faculty of the American University of Paris. He has taught at Cambridge and London Universities and received research grants from the Mellon Foundation, Cambridge University, the American University of Paris, Université Paris 8, Institut Français, Centre National du Livre, the British Council amongst others.
Adjunct Faculty - Richard Guay is the vice president of East Coast Marketing & Sales for Entertainment Partners. He has worked in the film industry for 25 years as a producer, writer, studio executive, assistant director, production manager, post-production supervisor and accountant. His first producing project, True Love, won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance.
Michael Hausman
Adjunct Faculty - Michael Hausman has made his career in film production for nearly four decades. The native New Yorker has had a long collaboration with Academy Award­winning director Milos Forman. The duo began their creative association with the director’s Taking Off, for which Mr. Hausman was both production manager and associate manager. They worked together again on Hair (for which Mr. Hausman was first assistant director), Ragtime (which Mr.
New adjunct - J. Hoberman is a film critic, 33 years at The Village Voice, and the author, co-author, or editor of 13 books including Midnight Movies (with Jonathan Rosenbaum), Bridge of Light: Yiddish Film Between Two Worlds, The Red Atlantis: Communist Culture in the Absence of Communism, and most recently, Film After Film or What Became of 21st Century Cinema.
Adjunct Assistant Professor - Sabine Hoffman, A.C.E. has edited independent feature films for the past 15 years, including Rebecca Miller’s films Personal Velocity, The Ballad of Jack and Rose, and The Private Lives of Pippa Lee. Other credits include Morgan J. Freeman’s Desert Blue and Hurricane Streets and the multi-award winning Brother to Brother and Harlem Aria.
Adjunct Faculty - Israel Horovitz's plays have been translated and performed worldwide.     His more than 70 plays include Line (now in its 36th year off-Broadway), The Indian Wants The Bronx, Rats, Morning, The Primary English Class, The Wakefield Plays, The Widow's Blind Date, Today I Am A Fountain Pen, Park Your Car In Harvard Yard, North Shore Fish, Fighting Over Beverl
('94SOA) - Courtney Hunt’s debut feature film, Frozen River, won a slew of awards and was featured on many critics best films of 2008 lists, including those for The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times. The film, which Hunt wrote and directed, is an unflinching drama about a working-class single mother who, desperate for quick cash to make ends meet, joins a Mohawk woman in smuggling immigrants over the Canadian border.
Nelson Kim
Adjunct Professor - Nelson Kim received his MFA from Columbia’s Film Program in 2007. His short films have screened at Urbanworld Film Festival, Anthology Film Archives, Palm Springs Shortfest, Asia Society, CAAMFest, and the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival. His first feature film, Someone Else, a surreal drama about the clash of wills between two Korean American cousins, stars Aaron Yoo and Leonardo Nam.
Alan Kingsberg
Adjunct Professor - Alan Kingsberg is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania where he won the Chester Kestler award for outstanding achievement at the Wharton Business School. He received his MFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts where his film Minors won an Academy Award as the top student film in the US. His work in television includes writing the ACE Award winning documentary Buy Me That for HBO, and writing and producing the BAFTA nominated animated series Cubix for FOX.
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