Jamal Joseph

Jamal Joseph
Professor of Professional Practice
513 Dodge Hall
Jamal Joseph has written and directed for Black Starz, HBO, Fox TV, New Line Cinema, Warner Bros., and A&E. His produced screenplays include Ali: An American Hero (Fox), New York Undercover (Fox), Knights of the South Bronx (A&E), and The Many Trials of Tammy B. (Nickelodeon). He wrote and directed Drive By: A Love Story, Da Zone, and the docudrama Hughes Dreams Harlem for  Starz.  Joseph is currently co-executive producing and writing a dramatic musical for BET.  He is adapting his memoir Panther Baby (Algonquin Books) into a feature screenplay which he will direct.

Joseph is the author of Tupac, Legacy (Simon & Schuster). He has also written the script for a Broadway musical based on the life of Tupac Shakur. He is the founder and artistic director of IMPACT, a Harlem-based youth theatre company, and executive director of New Heritage Films, a not-for-profit organization that provides training and opportunities for minority filmmakers.

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2011
Writers Guild of America, East: OnWriting ONLINE / Joseph moderated this vibrant discussion on screenwriting between Oscar-nominated screenwriters Terry George and Tony Gilroy....

2010 
Percy Sutton: A Man for All Seasons / Joseph premiered this documentary about community activist Percy Sutton at the Artivist Film Festival....

2008 
IMPACT Repertory Theatre / “Raise it Up,” a song written and performed by the theater Joseph founded, received an Oscar nomination for Best Original Song....

2007 
Tupac Shakur Legacy / Jamal Joseph, the newly appointed acting chair of Columbia University’s School of the Arts film division....

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Columbia University School of the Arts offers MFA degrees in Film, Theatre, Visual Arts, and Writing, an MA degree in Film Studies, a joint JD/MFA degree in Theatre Management & Producing, a PhD degree in Theatre History, Literature, and Theory, and an interdisciplinary program in Sound Arts.