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The Creative Pivot: Killer Films Co-Founder Pamela Koffler in conversation with Simone Pero, Founder, For Impact Productions

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brandeis  When you become a part of our MFA Program in Film and Television Writing, you join a community of world-class filmmakers: directors, television writers, screenwriters, and producers who gather together in a cutting edge/urban arts incubator.  Led by legendary producer Christine Vachon of Killer Films and our stellar faculty, our mission is platform agnostic. We train students in all forms of visual storytelling.

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alan kingsbergThrough small collaborative workshops designed to mimic professional writers rooms, intensive one-on-one advisement and supporting classes with industry professionals, Stony Brook's Television Writing curriculum will prepare you to build the professional television writing portfolio that can launch your career in a field that is not only in a golden age of creativity but also of opportunity.


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KILLER FILMS HAS SIGNED first-look development deals with MGM to produce content for film and television across multiple genres and platforms

THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING, a documentary film executive produced by Simone Pero, was a winner at the 45th Gracie Awards, presented by the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation

CHRISTINE VACHON was interviewed by Screen Daily about the fluctuating state of indie film

JENNIE ALLEN won the award for Best Screenplay at the seventh annual FOLCS International Short Film Competition in New York

THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER PRAISES 'SHIRLEY,'  produced by Christine Vachon and based on the novel written by faculty Susan Scarf Merrell

TODD HAYNES, DIRECTOR OF KILLER FILMS' 'DARK WATERS,' is the subject of a new profile in The New Yorker

NOELLE P. WILSON AND KATE LEVITT wrote the winning scripts in the NOFO TVFest/SB Pilot Competition for best original television pilot.

STUDENT KATE LEVITT  won first prize at the Nantucket Film Festival for her one-hour pilot script, Living.