Jon Haller ('09 SOA), a member of the writing team of the television series 30 Rock, was nominated by the Writers Guild of America in the Comedy Series category. Haller began his work with the hugely popular show as an intern, while studying screenwriting at Columbia.more
The new NBC show Smash, produced by Steven Spielberg and Teresa Rebeck and starring Angelica Huston and Debra Messing, will premiere on February 6th.
Scott Burkhardt ('08 SOA) and Lakshmi Sundaram (3rd year Screenwriting) are both staff writers on the show. Current student Mimi Jeffries is a Production Assistant on the show.more
Person of Interest (CBS) has been awarded Favorite New TV Drama at the People's Choice Awards.
Brigitte Liebowitz ('10 SOA) is a Writer's Assistant as well as Production Secretary for the show, which was created by Jonathan Nolan.more
The Critics’ Choice Awards have nominated Project Nim, co-produced by Maureen Ryan (’92), for Best Documentary Feature.
Geoffrey Quan (’08) was Production Coordinator on the film, Markus Kirschner (’09) was Production Designer, and Jean-Marceau Secheret (4th year Producing) and Andrew Hauser (4th year Producing) were production interns.more
Shit Girls Say, created by Graydon Sheppard who studied in the Film Program at School of the Arts, has gone viral. The first episode, starring Juliette Lewis, has received over four million views on YouTube since its launch at the beginning of the week.more
The Film Program of Columbia University's School of the Arts proudly congratulates its students, alumni, and faculty whose films have been selected for the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. Amongst the lineup are an amazing mix of students, faculty and alumni in prestigious sections of the festival ranging from the U.S. Dramatic Competition, The World Cinema Dramatic Competition, American Short Film Competition, NEXT, and Premieres.
The Film Program of the Columbia School of the Arts is thrilled to announce our 9th straight nomination in the screenwriting category at The Independent Spirit Awards. Our deepest congratulations go out to our alum, Phil Johnston ('04 SOA), for his nomination for Best First Screenplay for CEDAR RAPIDS, directed by Miguel Arteta, and produced by Alexnader Payne, Jim Taylor and Jim Burke.
At the Columbia MFA Film Program, we approach the making of film as an art form but we never neglect that it is both a technology and a business as well. In order to prepare our students for the rigors and expectations of real-world film work, we support and encourage them to take internships for credit while still enrolled in our program.more