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Steve Schwartz '73 Produces New Thriller 'All the Old Knives,' Starring Chris Pine and Thandiwe Newton
March 17, 2022

Steve Schwartz is the president of Chockstone Pictures, a production company he co-founded with his wife Paula Mae Schwartz in 2004.

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Alumni Win 2022 NAACP Image Awards
March 16, 2022

Update: Winners of the 2022 NAACP Image Awards have been announced and several projects with a connection to Columbia University are among the honorees.

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Alumna Moara Passoni '21 Co-Founds Brazilian Filmmakers Collective
March 16, 2022

Passoni is a New York City based filmmaker.

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Acting Alumnus Marcel Spears ’15 plays Marty Butler on ‘The Neighborhood’
March 16, 2022

Spears was awarded the Rosemarie Tichler Fund Grant for his performance in the Young Company’s 2015 production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, directed by Tyne Rafaeli.

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Alumni Spotlight: Lemon Guo '18
March 15, 2022

Was there a specific faculty member or peer who especially inspired you while at the School of the Arts? If so, who and how? Lemon Guo [LG]: The Sound Art Program was very intimate.

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Alumni Spotlight: Mengtai Zhang '19
March 15, 2022

Was there a specific faculty member or peer who especially inspired you while at the School of the Arts? If so, who and how? Mengtai Zhang [MZ]: Sound Art is a small but diverse program with people from visual art, music, programming, and many other backgrounds.

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Professor Robert O’Hara will direct 'Richard III' for Shakespeare in the Park
March 10, 2022

“It has been over 30 years since Richard III was produced at The Delacorte, and I’m excited to bring one of drama’s all-time favorite villains back onto the Central Park stage,” O’Hara said to Variety.

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Three Columbia Projects Honored at the 2022 SAG Awards
March 10, 2022

Three projects worked on by School of the Arts alumni featured performances that were celebrated at the 2022 Screen Actors Guild Awards.

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Keenan Tyler Oliphant ’20 directs ‘Will You Come With Me?’
March 9, 2022

Columbia Directing alumnus Keenan Tyler Oliphant ’20 will direct Ebru Nihan Celkan’s play, Will You Come With Me? Presented by PlayCo, this is the play’s United States premiere.

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Alumna Nancy Cohen '84 Featured in Solo Show
March 9, 2022

Nancy Cohen has been awarded a Pollack Krasner Grant, residencies at The Millay Colony and Yaddo, and multiple Fellowships in Sculpture and Works on Paper from the NJ State Council on the Arts.

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