A.B., Princeton, 1965. M.F.A., New York, 1968. Columbia faculty since 1996. 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. The Applicant, a short film that he wrote and directed, was named Best Narrative Short at the Melbourne Film Festival and won the Cine Golden Eagle and the Gold Medal of the Photographic Society of America. An innovator in film education, Kleinman taught for twenty years at New York University, where he helped found the Tisch School’s Dramatic Writing Program and served as associate chair of the Graduate Film Program. At Columbia, he was chair of the Graduate Film Program (2000-2005) and served twice as acting dean of the School of the Arts (1998-99; 2005-7). He has been a mentor at the Sundance Screenwriters Lab and at MAISHA: A Filmmakers Laboratory in East Africa.
Kleinman served as a story consultant for this compilation of 10 short films about the Mexican Revolution of 1910–20....▶
Kleinman has served as creative consultant for KRON, a new film by Milton Moses Ginsberg, currently in post-production....▶
The Man Without a Cellphone
Kleinman served as a script consultant for The Man Without a Cell Phone, by Sameh Zoabi.....▶