Visual Arts faculty Jon Kessler is currently showing at Swiss Institute in New York. The Web, an immersive installation that addresses the significance of the Internet and mobile devices in our lives, will be on display through April 28, 2013.
Each year, the Tribeca Film Festival, Robert DeNiro's auspicious passion project, attracts international film communities to celebrate New York City's contribution to independent filmmaking. This year's festival includes the various creative achievements of Columbia films. more
Phil Johnston ('04 SOA), co-writer of Disney's Wreck-It Ralph, is teaming up with producer Scott Rudin (The Social Network, No Country for Old Men, There Will Be Blood) and Sony Pictures to revive the hit 1970s show Good Times with a film adaptation. more
The Film Program of Columbia University's School of the Arts is proud to announce the establishment of the Andrew Sarris Memorial Award for Film Criticism, an annual cash prize in honor of the celebrated film professor and critic who died in 2012. The recipient is Columbia College senior film major Anneliese Cooper for her essay, "Positively Anti-Realist: Art, Artifice, and the Power of Fiction in the Films of Pedro Almodovar." She will receive $750.more
Anton Chekhov: A Life in Four Acts, by faculty Dr. Carol Rocamora, is a biographical narrative and the first book of its kind to focus solely on Chekhov’s life in the theatre. Rocamara is the author of three books based on Chekhov and his work, all of which have been published by Smith and Kraus.more
The Film Society of Lincoln Center and the Museum of Modern Art have selected Southwest, written and directed by Jordi Wijnalda (3rd year Directing), to screen at the 42nd New Directors/New Films Series. The program celebrates the work of budding filmmakers across the globe.more
Theatre Faculty Kelly Stuart has won the Armenian Dramatic Arts Alliance (ADAA)’s 3rd Biennial William Saroyan Prize for Playwriting for her play, Belonging to the Sky. The $10,000 grand prize was announced and presented at ADAA’s memorable awards event at the Pasadena Playhouse.
Stuart is also a member of New Dramatists.more
House of Cards, a political drama created by Beau Willimon ('03 SOA), premiered this month as the first series made exclusively for Netflix. The show stars Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright and Kate Mara. Cards' entire first season was released on February 1, and a second season is currently in production.
Willimon has previously written films for Warner Bros., Fox 2000 and Summit Entertainment.more
On March 13th, Faculty Richard Ford, author of the Pulitzer winning Independence Day and the new, acclaimed novel Canada will be featured on Selected Shorts at Symphony Space. He has selected one of Program Chair Binnie Kirshenbaum's stories to be read along with his own.more