Adjunct Film Faculty | Fall 2016

Adjunct - John David Allen, A.C.E., has edited over 20 feature films in a wide variety of genres, as well as TV dramas, Reality and award-winning Short Films. For Merchant Ivory Productions he edited The Golden Bowl, Le Divorce, The White Countess, and City of Your Final Destination directed by James Ivory, and Cotton Mary directed by Ismail Merchant.
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. His student films screened and won awards at prominent short film festivals across the world (Clermont Ferrand, Rotterdam, Palm Springs, Cottbus, Montreal, Aarhus, Rhode Island, Woodstock etc). He was a National Finalist at the Student Academy Awards in 2006.
Joe Cacaci
Adjunct Assistant Professor - Joe Cacaci co-created the CBS prime time series The Trials of Rosie O’Neill, starring Sharon Gless and has been the Executive Producer of two prime time series, SHOWTIME ‘s The Hoop Life, starring Dan Lauria, Mykelti Williamson and Gregory Hines and CBS’s
Loren-Paul Caplin
Adjunct Assistant Professor - Loren-Paul Caplin is a screenwriter, director, playwright.
Adjunct Assistant Professor - Anne Carey is currently president of production at Archer Gray, an independent production company based in New York City. In her career as an independent producer, Carey has worked with filmmakers such as Ang Lee, Anton Corbijn, Bill Condon, Todd Field, Greg Mottola, Tamara Jenkins, Alan Ball, Mike Mill, Nicole Holofcener, Pablo Larrain and Lynn Shelton, among others.   
Adjunct - Nick Fortugno is a game designer and entrepreneur of digital and real-world games based in New York City, and a founder of Playmatics (, a game development company.
Adjunct Associate Professor - An alumnus of Sciences-Po and Sorbonne University in Paris, Jérôme Game gained his PhD from Cambridge University. After teaching at Cambridge and London, he was on the Faculty of the American University of Paris for more than ten years teaching Film Studies and Philosophy. His work focuses on modern and contemporary culture (cinema, literature, visual arts) around a theoretical reworking of key-topoï such as subjectivity, the body, temporality, and the narrative.
Adjunct Faculty - A freelance post supervisor in New York, Andrew Hauser has overseen numerous independent films in the past four years, including Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter, Meadowland and Electrick Children. He has delivered to major independent distributors, including Sony, Lionsgate, MGM, Amplify and Cinedigm, and major worldwide sales agents, including Voltage, K5 and Fortitude.
Adjunct - Bio pending
Caryn James
Adjunct Assistant Professor -  Caryn James is a film, television and culture critic, and a novelist.
Christina Kallas
Adjunct Professor - Christina Kallas is a writer-producer for film and television, book author, professor of film and the president of the Federation of Screenwriters in Europe (FSE).
Adjunct Assistant Professor - Jessie Keyt is a writer and consultant for independent filmmakers and production companies in the US and UK.  Clients have included Alicia Keys, Working Title, The Shooting Gallery, and Bard Entertainment. Her award-winning feature film, SKIN, launched at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2008 and received international theatrical release in 2009.  She is currently developing two feature-length screenplays and a television pilot. Her plays have been produced in New York City and Havana, Cuba.
Dan Kleinman
Associate Professor -   Full-time faculty at Columbia, 1996-2015. Former chair of the Film Program (2000-2005) and acting dean of the School of the Arts (1998-99; 2005-7). Dan Kleinman’s original screenplays include Welcome to Oblivion (Concorde Films), directed by Lucho Llosa, and Rage (Warner Brothers), directed by and starring George C. Scott, for which Kleinman was also associate producer.
Adjunct - Bio pending
Adjunct Faculty -  Susan Korda is a filmmaker who began her career as an editor on the Oscar-nominated documentary and Sundance-crowned For All Mankind. She edited Sandi Du Bowski’s Trembling Before G-d where she is also credited as creative col
Adjunct Assistant Professor - Bio pending
Jodie Markell
Adjunct Assistant Professor - Born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee, Jodie Markell attended Northwestern University where she was mentored by writer/director Frank Galati (Ragtime, The Grapes of Wrath) in the field of adaptation of literature to the stage and screen. After moving to New York, Markell studied as an actress at Circle-in-the-Square Professional Theater School. She helped rediscover the Tennessee Williams' play Confessional and starred in the New York premiere.
Adjunct Professor -
Stephen Molton
Adjunct Associate Professor - Stephen Molton is an award-winning author, a screenwriter, producer, professor, artist, and former television executive who has served as an adjunct professor of screenwriting at Columbia University’s School of the Arts since 2008. 
Adjunct - Most recently, Jill Rachel Morris was a consulting producer with First Look Media, Good Films, and Dan Wigutow Productions. She is an Executive Producer on The Infiltrator, directed by Brad Furman and starring Bryan Cranston. Jill helped to found and was the Executive Viceb President at producing/financing entity Indian Paintbrush.
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