Adjunct Film Faculty | Spring 2014

Adjunct Assistant Professor - 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 (Clermont-Ferrand, Rotterdam, Palm Springs, Cottbus, Montreal, Aarhus, Rhode Island, Woodstock etc). He was a National Finalist at the Student Academy Awards in 2006.
Adjunct - Patrick is from Staten Island, New York. He graduated from NYU. His first acting job was on Broadway in Brighton Beach Memoirs. His first TV gig was Spencer for Hire. His first movie role was in Ishtar. His favorite theatre productions were Next Fall, The Substance of Fire, Fuddy Meers, Celebration/The Room. 
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
Loren-Paul Caplin
Adjunct Assistant Professor - Loren-Paul Caplin is a screenwriter, director, playwright. Feature Film: The Lucky Ones (Writer/Director), Tribeca Film Festival (2003); History of the World in 8 Minutes (Writer/Director), New Directors/New Films Festival, MOMA, NYC (1998); Lost Angels (Original Story), Orion Pictures; Battle in the Erogenous Zone, (Co-Wrote and Co-Produced) Showtime; The Forbidden Zone (Music Producer), Samuel Goldwyn; Also written film scripts for: Paramount, Columbia, TriStar and numerous independents.
Adjunct Faculty - Plays include The Madrid (MTC) and From Up Here (MTC, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle nominations.) From Up Here received the John Gassner Playwriting Award from the Outer Critics Circle. Flahive's plays have been developed at Williamstown Theater Festival, Naked Angels, Keen Company, Sundance Institute Playwrights Retreat at Ucross Foundation and Ars Nova. Founding Member: Playgroup (Ars Nova).
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 Universitiesand 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 - Michael Hausman received a BA from Cornell in 1957. He has produced or executive-produced Taking Woodstock, Recount (for which he won an Emmy award), Be Kind Rewind, Brokeback Mountain, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Gangs of New York, The People vs. Larry Flynt, Man on the Moon, The Firm, Nobody's Fool, Amadeus, Silkwood, Ragtime and many others. He also works as an assistant director, most recently on The Green Hornet and on most of the films of Milos Forman, Michel Gondry and early David Mamet.
Adjunct - Eliza Hittman is an award-winning filmmaker, born and based in New York City. She received an MFA from California Institute of the Arts, School of Film / Video (2010). Her short films have screened at the Sundance Film Festival, Oberhausen Kurzfilmtage, the British Film Institute, BAMcinemaFEST, and the Guggenheim (Bilbao). Her critically acclaimed debut feature film It Felt Like Love premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in NEXT <=> and International Film Festival Rotterdam in the Tiger Competition in 2013.
Special Lecturer - Milena Jelinek attended Cornell from 1969-1971 and studied at the Film and Television Academy (FAMU) in Prague in 1959. She was the screenwriter and director of Collusion in 1972, financed by a grant from the American Film Institute. She was the screenwriter of Easy Life, 1957. Her awards include a Fulbright Fellowship, 1991-92, a CAPS grant for screenwriting, and directing awards at the Cornell Film Festival, Monterey Film Festival, and Baltimore Film Festival.
Christina Kallas
Adjunct - 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 Faculty - 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.
David Klass
Adjunct Assistant of Film - David Klass has a double career as a screenwriter and novelist. He has written more than thirty screenplays for the Hollywood studios including: Kiss the Girls, Desperate Measures, In the Time of the Butterflies and Walking Tall.  His new movie, Emperor, starring Tommy Lee Jones, will be coming out this year. David has also written eighteen novels, many of them for young adults. His new novel, Second Impact, will be published in 2013 by Farrar Straus & Giroux.
Adjunct Faculty - Eric Lin found his passion for visual storytelling while studying film criticism and sociology as an undergraduate at UC Berkeley. He went on to pursue his MFA in cinematography at New York University's Graduate Film Program. While there, he gained recognition for shooting Kit Hui’s short, Missing, which premiered in official competition at Cannes.
Adjunct Faculty - Carol Littleton, A.C.E. is one of Hollywood’s most talented and successful film editors. Her editing career spans 35 years, with more than 35 feature films to her credit. Ms. Littleton began a close collaboration with writer-director Lawrence Kasdan in 1981 with his directorial debut, Body Heat. She continued her collaboration with Kasdan on eight more films, including The Big Chill, Silverado, Grand Canyon, and their last collaboration on Darling Companion in 2011. Ms.
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.
Stephen Molton
Adjunct - Stephen Molton is an award-winning author, screenwriter and filmmaker who has written mini-series and movies for such studios as Showtime Networks, New Line Cinema, Paramount Pictures and Viacom Networks. A former HBO and Showtime executive, Molton oversaw the development and production of many television films. He created a documentary production unit between New York Times Television and Showtime and has produced two documentary feature films of his own. Harper Collins published his first novel, Brave Talk in 1987.
Adjunct Faculty - Neil Pepe holds a BA in drama from Kenyon College. He has served as artistic director of the award-winning Atlantic Theater Company since 1992, during which he has won four Tony awards, six Obie awards, and countless additional honors. He most recently directed the world premiere of Ethan Coen's play Offices at Atlantic.
Adjunct Professor - John Gould Rubin recently directed an adaptation of Strindberg’s Playing With Fire at The Box for The Private Theatre, of which he is Artistic Director and Jack’s Back, a musical about Jack the Ripper off Broadway, both Ivanov and The Crucible for the Stella Adler Conservatory and the musical, The Fartiste, off Broadway.
Adjunct Assistant Professor - Anastasia is a PhD candidate in the Department of Cinema Studies at New York University. Her dissertation focuses on the transhistorical narration of capitalism and the Immigrant in America genre. Her research interests include theories and histories of national cinemas, postsocialist culture, and theories of filmic ontology. Anastasia completed her MA in Film Studies at the University of Iowa, and received her MFA in Cinema and Photography from The Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
Adjunct Faculty - As one of the first producers to pre-sell and finance American indie films abroad, Schulberg teaches two main courses, "Feature Film Financing" and "International Co-Production."   In 1989, she created the international film finance arm of American Playhouse/Playhouse International Pictures, charged with securing European and Japanese investment for its movies and with marketing the Playhouse library.
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