We are thrilled to announce one of the largest upgrades and overhauls of The Columbia Film Program's production and projection equipment in the film school's history! Beginning with the total refurbishing of the communal Screening Room (including DCP projection), new projection equipment in every classroom, and an end to end digital workflow that allows Thesis students to shoot and deliver their work in 2k and 4k—the tech-expansion affects literally every facet of the filmmaking experience.
Current third-year MFA student Paul Taylor recently won an Emmy award for his work as Executive Producer on The Interrupters, a film about Chicogoans who stand up to the violence in their town and try to interrupt it with positivity.
The film has won many critical and festival awards in addition to the Emmy and has screened as part of PBS' Frontline.
School of Arts Film alumna Nicole Holofcener's ('88) latest film Enough Said opened to a very impressive average of $60,000 per screen, according to The Wrap. The film was actor James Gandolifini's final film before his passing in June, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus' first return to the big screen since 1997.