We are thrilled to announce one of the largest upgrades and overhauls of The Columbia Film Program's production and projection equipment in the film school's history! Beginning with the total refurbishing of the communal Screening Room (including DCP projection), new projection equipment in every classroom, and an end to end digital workflow that allows Thesis students to shoot and deliver their work in 2k and 4k—the tech-expansion affects literally every facet of the filmmaking experience.
Last month the Theatre Program, in conjunction with this year's Acting thesis production of The Government Inspector, celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Acting MFA Concentration at Columbia.
All acting alumni going back to the very first class were invited.more
A film series at BAM called Migrating Forms, which opens December 11, will feature films by two School of Arts alumni. This festival presents some "of the most audacious moving-image work from the film and art world," and according to Film Comment, boasts "the highest revelation-per-event ratios of any festival in New York."more
At the conclusion of the Biennial of Graphic Arts Ljubljana on November 24, Columbia Visual Arts professor Tomas Vu-Daniel received the Audience Award for Best Artist for his piece in the main exhibit, Interruption. more
School of Arts Film MFA alumna and writer of Wreck-It Ralph, Jennifer Lee ('05) does it again with this year's holiday film, Frozen.
Disney's Frozen, based on a fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen called "The Snow Queen," is earning writer/co-director Jennifer Lee some much-deserved praise.
Alumnus Jason Gray Platt ('10) has been named a 2013-2014 Writing Fellow of the Playwrights Realm, alongside Elizabeth Irwin, Lila Rose Kaplan, and Amelia Roper. All four playwrights will spend nine months preparing plays for production with the mentorship of the Playwrights Realm staff.more
Alumna Hannah Hessel Ratner ('11) is featured in Washington City Paper's People Issue as one of "the 20 people who make DC what it is." Featured alongside fellow artists as well as activists, business owners and politicians, Hessel is included for her work on Project Gym, a performance space that focuses "not just on the development of theater but also the development of theater artists."
Writers Rory Haines ('11) and Sohrab Noshirvani ('12) sold their script From Here to Albion to to Participant Media.
"The story is set in a coastal English town, where a tragic accident sets a chain of violence in motion and a malevolent stranger seeks revenge on the perpetrators and the detective who covermore