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Film: Monday, April 8, 2019

brady corbet christine vachonWith MFA in Film Artistic Director Christine Vachon and Vox Lux  director Brady Corbet.

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TV Writing: April 15, 2019

nina braddock alan kingsbergWith Alan Kingsberg, Head of TV Writing and Nina Braddock, writer on The Sinner and Berlin Station.

Topics include Stony Brook’s unique TV writing curriculum, how to break into the business and how to thrive in a writers room. 

Welcome from Our Artistic Director, Killer Films' Christine Vachon


It's official!  We've opened the doors to The Stony Brook Manhattan Center for Creative Writing and Film on 8th Avenue in midtown Manhattan — a one-of-a-kind community of filmmakers, writers, and storytellers — and we're pleased to announce that our MFA in FIlm program will now include Television Writing .

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Now Accepting Applications - Priority Deadline is March 15, 2019

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brandeis Located at Stony Brook's new Manhattan Center for Creative Writing and Film, and true to our platform-agnostic mission, Southampton Arts’ MFA Program in Film grows out of the almost 40-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.


A NOTE ABOUT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY: If creative work is conceived and/or completed within the Stony Brook MFA program in Film and TV Writing, then the Intellectual Property (IP) represented by that creative work is owned by the student.

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KILLER FILMS' FIRST REFORMED, produced by Christine Vachon and David Hinojosa, was a winner at the Gotham Awards and was honored by The National Board of Review

MFA IN FILM STUDENT EUGINA GELBELMAN presented her script Daddy's Girl  to an audience of producers at the New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT)

THE STONY BROOK SOUTHAMPTON TV WRITING PROGRAM continued its TV Writing Guest Series on November 5 when Alan Kingsberg is joined by 'Pachinko' showrunner Soo Hugh

BACKSTAGE HAS NAMED STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY one of "27 Film Schools You Should Know" in its latest guide to film schools in the U.S.

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