The Film Program at Columbia University School of the Arts congratulates the 28 Columbia students, faculty and alumni whose projects were selected for the IFP Project Forum at Independent Film Week.
RBC’s Emerging Storytellersmore
The Columbia University School of Arts Film Program was ranked sixth on The Hollywood Reporter's list of best film schools.
Columbia's graduate Film Program includes notable alumni such as Lisa Cholodenko ('97) (The Kids Are All Right), Nicole Holofcemore
The Toronto International Film Festival, which has become a major launching pad for the best of international, Hollywood and Canadian cinema, will feature four films produced and developed by Columbia University School of the Arts affiliates this year. Nicole Holofcener ('88), Jacob Jaffke ('10), Johnny Ma (4th year) and faculty member Dan Kleinman are among the list of artists named in the announcment of works in the festival.more
Writer-director James Mangold ('99), known for highly successful box-office hits like Walk the Line (with Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon) and Knight and Day (with Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz), released The Wolverine, starring Hugh Jackman, on July 26th.more
School of the Arts alumna Patricia Riggen ('03) will direct a new film entitled The 33, based on the true story of the Chilean miners who were rescued after being trapped half a mile beneath the earth's surface for 69 days in 2010. Jennifer Lopez has just signed on to join Antonio Banderas in the drama, her first big-screen role since the action thriller Parker earlier this year.more
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.more
Kate Barker-Froyland ('11 SOA) is set to direct Song One, an upcoming film from Barker-Froyland's original script. Academy Award winner Anne Hathaway will co-produce and star in the film.
Song One revolves around the love story between an archeologist and a rock star.
Shooting will begin this Fall with Worldview Entertainment (The Immigrant, Blood Ties, Jimmy P.) financing and producing the film.