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Columbia filmmakers have done the school proud with yet another successful year at the Slamdance Film Festival, which took place between January 23 and 29 in Park City, Utah. more
Austin Flint, distinguished author, playwright and Columbia University professor, passed away on January 31, 2015. Flint was a pivotal figure in the Writing Program when it was administered by the School of General Studies and then later when it moved to the School of the Arts. more
The Unspeakable: And Other Subjects of Discussion (2014 Farrar, Straus and Giroux), the fourth book by alumna and adjunct faculty member Meghan Daum ('96), has been garnering positive notice since publishing late last year. more
10,000 KM, or Long Distance, a feature co-written by third-year student Clara Roquet with debut director Carlos Marques-Marcet, is making waves on the festival circuit. more
Theatre Communications Group recently published an elaborately illustrated hardbound monograph honoring theatrical design legend Ming Cho Lee, written by Arnold Aronson (Faculty) entitled more
The Oregon Shakespeare Festival(OSF) recently received a grant of $125,000 from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation to support work by Columbia Associate Professor of playwriting Lynn Nottage. more
Grand Electric has hired Jacob Jaffke (‘10), to produce and develop feature films. The four-month old company was born as a join-venture between veteran producer Eric Newman (Children of Men, Dawn of the Dead) and French production and distribution company, Studiocanal. more
Adam Salky’s ('08) second feature, I Smile Back, which premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival last week, is receiving rave reviews. more
Director of the Theatre Program's Playwriting Concentration, David Henry Hwang, was awarded the 2015 Distinguished Artist Award at the International Society for the Performing Arts (ISPA) Congress this year. more
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