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Columbia College students invited to dinner and discussion with professional actors, writers, and producers

Monday, November 14, 2011

The Center for Career Education and the Columbia College Alumni Association Career Education Committee are inviting Columbia College students to a dinner and discussion on the film and television industries with professional actors, writers, and producers. The dinner will take place on Nov. 28 at the Alumni Center on 113th Street and Broadway. Attendees will include Dan Futterman, CC ’89, Anya Epstein, and Jason Kim, CC ‘08. Students must apply in advance for a spot. 

Futterman, an actor and screenwriter, has appeared on Broadway in Angels in America, and Off-Broadway at Lincoln Center and Manhattan Theatre Club in The Lights, A Fair Country, Dealer's Choice. His films include A Mighty Heart, The Birdcage, and Urbania, and he was nominated for a 2005 Academy Award for his screenplay for the film Capote. He and his wife and writing partner, Anya Epstein, were showrunners for the third season of the HBO series In Treatment, and are developing a new series for HBO called T. Futterman is also working with director, Bennett Miller on a forthcoming film, Foxcatcher.

Epstein, a television writer and producer, began her career on NBC's Homicide - Life on the Street. Besides In Treatment, her credits include ABC's Commander-in-Chief and HBO's Tell Me You Love Me.  

Jason Kim has worked at The New Yorker, HBO, Focus Features, and Indian Paintbrush. He is currently pursuing an MFA in Playwriting at the New School for Drama where he studies with Christopher Shinn, Michael Weller, and Jon Robin Baitz. He is the recipient of the Marcie Bloom Fellowship in Film and the Soros Fellowship for New Americans.

The dinner is open only to Columbia College students, and space is extremely limited. Students must apply for the dinner via Sundial, and will be placed on a waiting list until they have been approved. For more information, contact Elizabeth King at or 212-851-0276.


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