Director Kathryn Bigelow ('81 SOA) has completed her newest feature, Zero Dark Thirty, written by Mark Boal (The Hurt Locker).
The film follows the ten year chase for Osama Bin Laden and his subsequent capture and death by a Navy SEAL team in May 2011. more
Antonia Grilikhes-Lasky ('11 SOA) received credit as Writing Assistant to Tony Kushner ('78 CC) on Steven Spielberg's latest film, Lincoln.
In his book, The Playwright at Work, Kushner states, "I brought her [Grilikhes-Lasky] in when I was stuck about three years ago on Lincoln, and I had to finish this immense first draft, and it was themore
Katharina Otto-Bernstein, an award-winning filmmaker (Absolute Wilson) and an alumna of Columbia University School of the Arts (1992) and Columbia College (1986), has made a commitment of $5 million to create a state-of-the-art film screening room in the Lenfest Center for the Arts, a multi-arts facility now under construction on the University’s Manhattanville campus.more
Jennifer Lee ('05 SOA) and Phil Johnston ('04 SOA) have authored the script for Disney's newest animated film, Wreck-It Ralph, released this November and directed by Richard Moore (The Simpsons, Futurama). The movie follows Ralph, an arcade-game villain, as he attempts to make the transition from villain to hero.
Film Adjunct, Christina Lazaridi, has co-written the upcoming feature, Coming Up Roses, starring Bernadette Peters. The film, directed and co-written by Lisa Albright, takes a look at the familial dynamics between a single mother (Peters), her young daughter, and her distanced older daughter.more
With CUE members making their mark on a broader spectrum of the entertainment industry than ever, more and more are finding success and inspiration in scripted television. We sat down with a few recent alums who are in the early stages of exciting television careers to talk about how they chose television and how they went about breaking in. Featuring Scott Burkhardt (‘08), Grace Edwards (‘10), Jon Haller (‘09), Berkley Johnson (‘05) and Edward McGinty (‘06).more
The Austin Film Festival launches this year featuring the accomplishments of Columbia students and alumni.
This year’s festival will take place October 18-25. Known for supporting the process and product of the screenwriter, the Austin Film Festival has celebrated the art of filmmaking for nineteen years with past participants such as Oliver Stone, Sydney Pollack, Wes Anderson, and Ron Howard.more
Set to feature six Columbia films, the 13th Annual Woodstock Film Festival will take place this year October 10-14.
California Solo, written and directed by Marshall Lewy (’06 SOA), will screen for two nights of the five-day event. The film stars Robert Carlyle (Trainspotting, 28 Weeks Later) and was a 2012 Sundance select.more