Hannah Weyer, adjunct Film faculty at Columbia University School of the Arts, will release her debut novel, On the Come Up this July from publishers Doubleday/Nan A. Talese. The book, which is based on a true story, is wrtten in an intimate urban vernacular and introduces readers to a young heroine imagining a world for herself beyond Far Rockaway.
The script for Murder of A Cat, written by Robert Snow ('10 SOA) and Christian Magalhaes ('10 SOA), is currently in pre-production under producer Sam Raimi (30 Days of Night, The Grudge, Xena: Warrior Princess).
James Ponsoldt ('05 SOA) is teaming up with the prestigious Weinstein Company (Silver Linings Playbook, The Master, The Artist) to write an adaptation of the musical Pippin and to adapt and direct Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock, the upcoming novel by Silver Linings Playbook author Matthew Quick.
Forgive me, Leonard Peacock revolves around a young man who plots his friend's homicide and his own suicide by his grandfather's pistol.
Film Faculty Ramin Bahrani appeared on MSNBC's Hardball with Chris Matthews Friday, April 12 to promote his latest film, At Any Price. Bahrani and actor Dennis Quaid sat down with Matthews to discuss the film's treatment of the politics of the agriculture industry.
The Friars Club Comedy Film Festival continues to champion comedic films from across the globe during its 5th annual celebration April 1-6. This year's program includes comedic achievements from Jamund Washington ('10 SOA), Shane Atkinson (5th year, Directing), Stian Hafstad (3rd year, Directing), and Jed Cowley ('12 SOA).