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New York, NY, April 15, 2014—Columbia University School of the Arts Writing Program graduate Vijay Seshadri (’88) has won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, for his book, 3 Sections. more
School of the Arts Film alumnus Gary Graham ('05) recently sold his spec Sci-Fi Western script to Warner Brothers. According to TheWrap, A Garden at the End of the World is "a gritty Western in the vein of John Wayne's The Searchers, but with a sci-fi twist." more
New York, NY April 14, 2014—Seven members of the Columbia University School of the Arts community were among the winners of the 2014 Guggenheim Fellowships. more
Directing alumna Ashley Tata ('12) has recieved the Lotos Foundation Prize in the Arts and Sciences as an Emerging Artist. She will be honored with a dinner on April 16th at the Lotos Club in New York. more
Writing Faculty Margo Jefferson and Film Alumnus Fred Strype (’02) to be Honored at Commencement more
NEW YORK, April 10, 2014—The Columbia University School of the Arts graduate Film Program proudly announces the Columbia Blue List, a new endeavor connecting alumni with the professional film world. This list is the result of a screenwriting competition for recent alumni of the Program. more
Alumnus and former Chair of the Columbia Film Program Richard Brick ('71) died on April 2, 2014. Brick was a producer, a Directors Guild of America official and the first New York City Film Commissioner. He was also a teacher and mentor to countless students and colleagues at Columbia University School of the Arts. more
Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812, directed by alumna Rachel Chavkin ('08), has been nominated for a record-breaking 11 Lucille Lortel Awards, which are dedicated to recognizing off-Broadway musicals. more
The Film Program of Columbia University's School of the Arts is proud to announce the recipient 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 winner is Columbia College senior Film major J.Y. Chun for her essay, "'Inner Landscapes' of the Hallucinatory: Intertextuality and Rebirth in Herzog’s 'Nosferatu.'" She will receive $750. more
David Kutz-Marks ('09) is winner of the 2014 Juniper Prize for Poetry. His collection of poems, Violin Playing Herself in a Mirror, will be published by UMass Press in 2015. It is his first book. more
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