Columbia University Stage Management students had the opportunity to visit the set of Good Morning America as a portion of the class "Stage Managing for Television." Adjunct Assistant Professor Jim Semmelman explained that "there is only so much information that can be dispersed to a class" when it comes to television stage management, "so I felt it is more beneficial to see working stage managers in action."more
South by Southwest (SXSW) recently released its 2014 lineup, among which many shorts and three of the eight competing features come from Columbia filmmakers. The festival, held every March in Austin, Texas, is ranked fourth on IndieWire's list of the best film festivals in the world. more
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), the governing body of the Oscars, runs an annual fellowship competition for screenwriters. The Academy Nicholl Fellowship awards up to five fellowships each year worth around $35,000 each. At least two Columbia alumni made it on the semi-finalist list for the 2013 Academy Nicholl Fellowships.more
Thanks to the generous support of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, veteran editor Carol Littleton will join the Film Program faculty at Columbia University School of the Arts this spring. Littleton will act as Editor in Residence for three weeks, from February 10 - 28, working with students in one-on-one editing sessions to help them prepare for the 27th Annual Columbia University Film Festival, to take place in May.
Writing Program alumna Liza Monroy ('10) will release her second book, and first full length work of nonfiction, The Marriage Act (Counterpoint/Soft Skull), this Febuary. This memoir is a "case study about immigration and marriage rights" that details her marriage to her gay best friend after he is threatened with deportation.more
Directing student Carl Cofield's production of One Night in Miami... has received two nominations for the L.A. Drama Critics Circle Awards. The production, directed by Cofield in Los Angeles last August for Rogue Machine, has been nominated for Best Production.more