Cherien Dabis (‘04) is one of 20 accomplished female filmmakers from around the world who have been chosen to participate in the Fox Global Directors Initiative, a new multi-year program by the studio to develop the talents and networking pools of promising women directors.<more
David Pastor's ('04) screenplay Selfless, which he co-wrote with his brother Alex Pastor, is in the process of being made into a movie. After jointly acquiring the script, Endgame Entertainment and FilmDistrict co-financed the film, with Tarsem Singh (Immortals, The Cell) directing.
Film faculty Annette Insdorf, who is the Director of Undergraduate Film Studies and Professor in the Graduate Film Program of the School of the Arts, has been selected to lecture as part of the Leonard Hastings Schoff Memorial Lecture Series at Columbia University.
Carol Becker, Dean of Faculty at Columbia University School of the Arts, will serve as the moderator of a panel discussion at Creative Time's sixth annual summit in Stockholm, Sweden, in partnership with the Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands, next week. The discussion is being convened in celebration of Amar Kanwar winning the 2014 Lenore Annenberg Prize for Art and Social Change.more
Professor Phillip Lopate is the director of the Nonfiction concentration in the graduate writing program of Columbia School of the Arts. He is the author of 17 books of essays, other nonfiction, fiction and poetry, and he has edited four anthologies.more
Emma Cline (’13), a 25-year-old graduate of the Columbia MFA program, has been making global waves in the publishing world this month. Her debut novel, The Girls, was bought by Random House as part of a three-book deal.