Andy Bienen

Associate Professor
513 Dodge Hall
Andy Bienen received a BA from New York University, an MA from the University of Virginia, and an MFA in Film from Columbia University School of the Arts. He cowrote Boys Don't Cry with Kimberly Peirce ('96SOA), director of the film. Bienen's feature screenplay, Wankers, won the Best Screenplay Award at the 1996 Polo/Ralph Lauren Columbia University Film Festival.
 
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2008
Southampton Screenwriting Conference / As an aspiring screenwriter currently working on my first script, I know inherently that there are many things I have yet to learn about the art of screenwriting....
 
2001
Director Kimberley Peirce in Index magazine, on working with Bienen
/ It’s a film about a real murder that was never solved. My cowriter, Andy Bienen, and I figured out who did it, how they did it, and how and why....
 
1999
Boys Don't Cry / Kimberley Peirce's stunning debut feature, Boys Don't Cry, tells the strange and resonant story of Brandon Teena, who despite being born Teena Brandon....
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