Jane Gaines is award-winning author of two books: Contested Culture: The Image, the Voice and the Law and Fire and Desire: Mixed Race Movies in the Silent Era. She received an Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Scholarly Award for her forthcoming book on early cinema, Fictioning Histories: Women Film Pioneers and is working on The Documentary Destiny of Cinema.more
Film: The Documentary Tradition
We begin by asking whether the Lumière actualité is or is not the precursor of the PBS style documentary. Then we study the theory and practice of social change media, beginning with the 1920s Soviet Socialist tradition (Sergei Eisenstein and Dziga Vertov), the British Empire Marketing Board (John Grierson), the French cinéma vérité (Jean Rouch and Edgar Morin) and the National Film Board of Canada, with special focus on the U.S. 1930s in New York (The Film and Photo League, Nykino).
Rivka Galchen is the author of the acclaimed novel Atmospheric Disturbances. Her fiction and nonfiction have appeared widely in publications including The New Yorker, The Believer, Harper's, and The New York Times. She is a recipient of a Rona Jaffe Fiction Award and the William J. Saroyan International Fiction Prize. She was recently named to The New Yorker's list of 20 Writers Under 40.
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Guy Gallo was born and raised in New Orleans. He received an A.B. from Harvard College in History and Literature and an M.F.A from The Yale School of Drama in Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism. His first play, Failing (1977), won the Phyllis Anderson Prize for Playwriting and was produced by the Loeb Theatre Center. A one-act, Rain in Lent (1979), was given productions by Hunter College and The Double Image Theater. A non-musical stage adaptation of J. M.more
Meredith Garlick has produced the feature-length films The Secret of Moonacre, a children’s fantasy-adventure starring Dakota Blue Richards and Tim Curry, and The Underdog’s Tale, an Australian romantic-comedy. She has produced a number of shorts, as well, including “Scratch,” “Matrilineal” (as assistant producer), “Back Story,” and “The Rite.” She has also served as assistant to actor Russell Crowe on A Beautiful Mind and producer Richard Brick on Sweet and Lowdown. more
Liam Gillick is an artist based in London and New York. Solo exhibitions include "The Wood Way" at Whitechapel Gallery in London (2002), "A short text on the possibility of creating an economy of equivalence" at Palais de Tokyo (2005), and the retrospective project "Three Perspectives and a short scenario," at Witte de With in Rotterdam, Kunsthalle Zurich, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago (2008-2010). He was nominated for the Turner Prize in 2002 and the Vincent Award at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam in 2008. Many public commissions and projects include the Home Office in London (2005) and the Dynamica Building in Guadalajara, Mexico (2009). In 2006 he was a co-founder of the free art school project unitednationsplaza in Berlin that travelled to Mexico City. more
Cary Goldstein worked at Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Barnes & Noble.com, Basic Books, and the Academy of American Poets before joining the Hachette Book Group, where he is the publisher and editor-in-chief of Twelve. He has edited Anthony Swofford, Amity Gaige, Christopher Hitchens and Benjamin Hale, among others.more
Bette Gordon premiered her new feature Handsome Harry at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival in the world narrative competition section. The film stars an ensemble cast including Campbell Scott, Steve Buscemi, Aidan Quinn, John Savage, and Karen Young. A pioneer in the American Independent Film world, Gordon is best known for her bold explorations of themes related to sexuality. Her early short films, most notably Empty Suitcases, won numerous awards and festival acclaim worldwide, including showings at the Berlin International Film Festival, New York's Museum of Modern Art and The Whitney Biennial.more
Film MFA: Directing I
Students explore the grammatical rules and narrative elements of cinematic storytelling by completing a minimum of three short, non-dialogue exercises and two sound exercises, all shot and edited in video.
Philip Gourevitch has been a regular contributor to The New Yorker since 1995 and a staff writer since 1997. From 2005 to 2010, he was editor of The Paris Review, succeeding the late George Plimpton. Gourevitch is the author of A Cold Case (2001), Standard Operating Procedure (with Erroll Morris, 2008) and We Wish To Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families: Stories from Rwanda (1998), which won the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Award, the George K.more
Anne Goursaud is an accomplished film director and editor. It was Francis Ford Coppola who first spotted Anne's talent, giving her the chance to edit One from the Heart. Since that time, she has directed and edited a wide range of projects, and she has worked with some of the most highly acclaimed professionals in the movie industry.
Michael Greenberg’s memoir, Hurry Down Sunshine (2008), has been translated into eighteen languages and was named a best book of the year by Time Magazine, Library Journal and Amazon.com. Beg, Borrow Steal: A Writer’s Life was published in 2009.more
Eamon Grennan’s volumes of poetry include Relations, Still Life with Waterfall (winner of the Lenore Marshall Award), The Quick of It and Matter of Fact . He has also published an award-winning volume of translations (Leopardi: Selected Poems), a collection of critical essays, Facing the Music: Irish Poetry in the 20th Century, and a translation (with Rachel Kitzinger) of Sophocles’s Oedipus at Colonus.more
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Larry Gross’s most recent screenwriting assignment was for Rachid Bouchareb Academy-award nominated French-Algerian director (for Les Indigenes). It is an original action comedy feature, Belleville Cop. His most recent writing credit, Vernokia Decides to Die, was adapted from the best-selling novel by Paulo Coehlo, starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, directed by Emily Young, and was completed in 2009.more
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Barry Grove is in his 38th year as the Executive Producer of the Manhattan Theatre Club, where, in partnership with Artistic Director Lynne Meadow, he has produced over 380 American and world premieres.more
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A director, writer, producer and cinematographer, David Grubin has produced over 100 films, ranging from history to art, from poetry to science, winning every award in the field of documentary television, including 2 Alfred I. Dupont awards, 3 George Foster Peabody prizes, 5 Writer's Guild prizes and 10 Emmys.
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Co-artistic director and proud member of LAByrinth Theater Company. His plays have been performed on five continents and throughout the United States. Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train, Our Lady of 121st Street, In Arabia We'd All Be Kings, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot and The Little Flower of East Orange were all produced by LAByrinth and directed by Philip Seymour Hoffman. Judas and Little Flower were co-productions with the Public Theater.more
Tala Hadid was born in 1974 in London to a Moroccan mother and an Iraqi father. She coproduced and directed her first full-length film while studying as an undergraduate at Brown University. In 2001, she directed Windsleepers, a film set in St. Petersburg. In 2005 Hadid completed her thesis film, Your Dark Hair Ihsan. The film, shot in Northern Morocco and in the Rif Mountains, was awarded the 2005 Cinecolor/Kodak Prize and in June 2005 received a Student Academy Award. In February 2006 the film won the Panorama Best short Film Award at the Berlin Film Festival.more
Ashlin Halfnight’s plays include Second Life (2012 O’Neill Playwright’s Conference Finalist), A Hard Wall at High Speed (Directed by May Adrales, APAC, Nominated for Outstanding Premiere Production of 2011, NYITA), Balaton (Nominated for Best Play of 2009, NYITA), Good Pictures (Outstanding New Play – 2008 Talkin’ Broadway), God’s Waiting Room (Best Play, 2005 NYFringe), Diving Normal (Plays and Playwrights 2007), and Artifacts omore
Jon Haller is a writer and director from Carbondale, Ill. He earned his MFA in Screenwriting from Columbia University School of the Arts, where he received the inaugural Lewis Cole Memorial Screenwriting Award. As a playwright, he has received three fellowships from the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Named by The Dramatist magazine as one of "50 to Watch," he has also written and directed award-winning online videos for companies such as Random House, AT&T and The Onion News Network.more
Tanya Hamilton is a Jamaica-born filmmaker who made her feature film debut with the award-winning Night Catches Us. The film won five Black Reel Awards, including Best Film and Best Screenplay. It was also nominated for an Independent Spirit Award, four Image Awards, a Gotham Award, a Chlotrudis Award, and the Sundance Grand Jury Prize. In the film, Anthony Mackie plays a young man who returns to the Philadelphia neighborhood where he came of age and must confront his complicated past in the Black Panther movement.more