Browsing: SB Southampton

Out of a highly qualified field of seriously motivated competition, Stony Brook Southampton/Killer Films MFA in Film student Nancy Bannon has been selected for an intensive yearlong New York Women in Film and Television workshop, “From Script to Pre-Production (FS2P).” The goal of the FS2P workshop, running from January to June 2017, is to help women make their first narrative feature films. The FS2P workshop, which accepts a maximum of six to eight applicants, presents a curriculum that organizes the process of building presentations, provides mentorship and guest experts, and enables participants to work together as a group, helping one…

The Stony Brook Southampton/Killer Films MFA in Film Program continued its successful year with a best film award and news of two film festival acceptances for faculty member Melissa Bank. MFA in Film degree candidate Bentley Heyman’s short film Kingdom won the Best Experimental Film award at the inaugural Nottingham International Film Festival (NottIFF). Kingdom was developed in the MFA in Film program and workshopped with Jennie Allen and Mercedes Ruehl. Also announced this week, author turned director Melissa Bank’s short film, Siren, has been accepted to two festivals, both in Manhattan in November: the 2016 New York Short Film…

Fresh from her visit to the White House as a juror for the March on Washington Film Festival, Associate Director of the Stony Brook Southampton MFA in Film program Magdalene Brandeis will be cohosting a panel on Women’s Equality Day, following a screening of the documentary Equal Means Equal. The screening will be held at the Greenport Theatre on Front Street on Friday, August 26, at 3 pm. Cohosting the panel with Brandeis will be New York Times Culture Desk reporter Robin Pogrebin, who covers art, auctions and architecture for the Times. Equal Means Equal has been described as “an unflinching look at…

From Riverhead to East Hampton, a toxic “rust tide” has spread through the Peconic Estuary as reported by the lab of Christopher Gobler, a professor in the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook University. Gobler is a marine biologist and leading researcher on the harmful algal blooms that have become increasingly common in Long Island’s coastal waters. In Gobler’s research lab on Stony Brook’s Southampton campus, he and his colleagues have measured densities of the rust tide algae, known as Cochlodinium, exceeding 3,000 cells per milliliter. Densities above 500 cells per milliliter can be lethal to marine life. While…

Magdalene Brandeis, associate director of the Stony Brook Southampton MFA in Film program offered in association with Killer Films, has been invited to The White House in Washington, D.C. for a special March on Washington Film Festival awards ceremony and screening on Wednesday, July 20. Brandeis served as a juror in the Festival’s inaugural Student & Emerging Filmmaker Competition this year. Founded in 2013 on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, the Festival includes 10 days of film screenings, discussions with filmmakers and producers, and panels on the groundbreaking activism of the 1960s, as…

For four decades, writers have made the summer pilgrimage to the Southampton Writers Conference to hone their craft, and while the proximity to the ocean and the presence of literary luminaries like Roger Rosenblatt, Jules Feiffer and Billy Collins have certainly been a draw, what has set the popular conference apart has been its knack for helping attendees achieve their goal. They get work done. “Writers write, and so our first, best hope is that our writers will come away from the conference with fresh work that they’re proud of, new friends with whom to share the writer’s life, and new…

Roger Rosenblatt, professor in the Southampton MFA program and a Stony Brook University Distinguished Professor of English and Writing, has been awarded the President’s Medal by the Chautauqua Institution. Given for one’s body of work, other recipients include Sandra Day O’Connor, David McCullough, E.O. Wilson, and Rita Moreno. Chautauqua Institution president Tom Becker presented Professor Rosenblatt with the medal on June 28 in front of a standing ovation of 7,000 people. Dr. Rosenblatt is the author of six off-Broadway plays and 15 books, published in 13 languages. His published works include Kayak Morning, Unless It Moves the Human Heart, Making Toast, Beet,…

Novelist, poet, essayist, and philosopher Erica Jong will be the featured guest in the next Writers Speak Wednesdays event, a free author talk and reading open to the public at Stony Brook Southampton. Jong will speak on Wednesday, April 27, at 7 p.m. in the Radio Lounge on the second floor of Chancellors Hall. Erica Jong — perhaps best known for her debut novel, Fear of Flying, which sold 27 million copies — writes a feminist consciousness into her literature. Well-known for her role in furthering second-wave feminism through the publication of 23 books, including novels, poetry, and nonfiction, her…

Building on the success of last year’s inaugural event, the second annual Food Lab Conference is being held once again at Stony Brook Southampton Friday, June 3, through Sunday, June 5, 2016. The focus of this year’s conference will be the “Future of Food—Trends, Tastes and Directions: Who’s Shaping Them and Where They’re Heading.” The keynote speaker for this year’s conference on Saturday, June 4, will be Chef Carla Hall, co-host of ABC television’s The Chew and a former competitor and fan favorite on Bravo’s Top Chef and Top Chef All-Stars. Speakers will include major TV personalities, print journalists, authors, and bloggers representing millions of readers. Some…

Stony Brook University students are invited to learn more about the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences’ Semester by the Sea program at an information session Wednesday, March 9, at 7 p.m. at the Student Activities Center, room 304. Students will learn how they can take hands-on classes in marine science and maritime studies at the Stony Brook Southampton campus, and see how easy it is to fit the SoMAS Semester by the Sea into their four-year plan. Students will also meet and chat with the Semester by the Sea program director, as well as other students who have already…

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