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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. more
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. more
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
A new High Line photography exhibit features the work of five Visual Arts alumnae: N. Dash ('10), Iman Issa ('07), Liz Magic Laser ('08), Aki Sasamoto ('07) and Mika Tajima ('03). 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. more
Columbia Theatre Program graduate Eddie Ray Jackson ('12) has received acclaim for his performance as Muhammed Ali in Fetch Clay, Make Man at Round House Theatre in Maryland. more
This year's Dok Leipzig presents nine short and long films by Visual Arts Chair Shelly Silver as part of an homage to her work. more
Found: A New Musical now playing at Atlantic Theatre Company with Dramaturgy by Theatre Program Chair Christian Parker has received rave reviews from several major sources.   This new musical was created from discarded notes and letters that have been “found” in the more
Adjunct film faculty and two-time Emmy Award winning documentary producer Marilyn Ness’s highly anticipated documentary E-Team, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, will launch on October 24 on Netflix and in select theaters around the country. more
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