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Last Chance to Apply for Film and TV Writing for Fall 2019

Final deadline for international applicants: June 1. Final deadline for domestic applicants: July 1. 

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Welcome from Our Artistic Director, Killer Films' Christine Vachon


Located at the The Stony Brook Manhattan Center in Midtown Manhattan, our MFA in Film and TV Writing draws a one-of-a-kind community of filmmakers and TV writers .

Focusing on the practical advice and lessons our indie production company, Killer Films, has gathered from 30 years — with more than 95 films under our belts and 6 films and TV series produced in 2018 — we offer a new take on instruction in all forms of visual storytelling at State University of New York prices.

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brandeis Located at Stony Brook's new Manhattan Center for Creative Writing and Film, Southampton Arts’ MFA Program in Film grows out of the 40-something year history of the Southampton Summer Writers Conference , branching off of long-established programs in creative writing, and offering classes in screenwriting, tv writing, directing and producing at our facility at 535 8th Avenue in Manhattan and at Stony Brook Southampton.



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 TV Writing curriculum will prepare you to build the professional TV 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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MAGDALENE BRANDEIS was interviewed by New York Women In Film and Television about turning the film school model on its head

THEWRAP MAGAZINE RANKED the Stony Brook MFA in Film program number 32 on its list of the Top 50 U.S. film schools of 2018

MFA CANDIDATE JAMES EVANS recently hosted the first annual Mastic Beach Mini Indie Film Fest.

MFA IN FILM STUDENTS Jamie DiNicola and Kathleen Harty have had their short films entered into Toronto and New York film festivals.

SIMONE PERO WAS FEATURED in Stony Brook University News,  on the far-reaching impact Pero and her production company's films have had on the issues of child sexual abuse and gender parity.

MFA IN FILM GRAD Juhyoung Ra had her feature film, Atlantic City, screen at the 20th Annual Jeonju International Film Festival in South Korea. Read a profile on Juhyoung in the Korea JoongAng Daily.