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Several Alumni and Faculty Films Screened at 2021 Venice Film Festival, Maggie Gyllenhaal (CC ’99) Wins
September 14, 2021

The Venice International Film Festival has awarded alumna Maggie Gyllenhaal (CC '99) the honor of Best Screenplay for her film The Lost Daughter.

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Alumnus Mauricio Leiva-Cock '13 Co-Creator of Amazon Series 'La Cabeza de Joaquín Murrieta'
September 10, 2021

Production has begun on La Cabeza de Joaquín Murrieta, a new action-packed Amazon Original series, co-created by alumnus Mauricio Leiva-Cock '13.

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Seven Columbia Films Screen at Hollyshorts Film Festival 2021
September 10, 2021

Seven films by Columbia alumni will screen at the 17th annual Hollyshorts Film Festival in Los Angeles from September 23 until October 1, 2021.

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In Memoriam: Brendan Noel Ward
August 26, 2021

On August 4th 2021, our dear friend and colleague, Brendan Noel Ward, passed away suddenly at his home in New York City.

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Film Alumnus Ryan Craver '20 and Student Rachel Ward Awarded 2021 Sloan Science Fellowships
August 25, 2021

Ryan Craver is a Southern, gay, and quietly irreverent filmmaker originally from Mooresville, North Carolina.

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Matthew Fennell '18 Writes for New Netflix Series 'Brand New Cherry Flavor'
August 23, 2021

As noted in a recent article from Variety, Brand New Cherry Flavor was among the first slate of shows that returned to physical production amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Arie Esiri '19 Wins Best Feature Narrative at BlackStar Film Festival for 'Eyimofe (This Is My Desire)'
August 19, 2021

The stunning debut feature was fully financed within Nigeria and shot on 16mm film across Lagos State.

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Sherman Payne ’10 to Adapt Best-Selling Novel 'Razorblade Tears' for Paramount
August 19, 2021

Sherman Payne is a screenwriter and producer, originally from Ohio, now living and working in LA.

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