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Debra and David Tolchinsky make NewCity's Film 50 2017 List of Movers and Shakers

Modified: October 3, 2017
Debra Tolchinsky and David Tolchinsky
Director, MFA in Documentary Media program and Chairman, Department of RTVF/Director, MFA in Writing for Screen + Stage program, Northwestern University

Northwestern’s ambitious kino-twosome continue to broaden the ambitions of the University's department of Radio-TV-Film in their respective programs. A range of successes include student film acceptances in festivals like Camden, Locarno and New Directors; alumni staff writing gigs on “The Late Show,” “Late Night” and “I Love Dick”; student, faculty and alumni awards including Guggenheim, PEN America and Writers Guild nominations. Visiting luminaries included documentary elder Frederick Wiseman; Joshua Oppenheimer, (“The Act Of Killing”), Sam Raimi and “I Am Not Your Negro” director Raoul Peck. New facilities include a state-of-the-art recording and performance studio; a new black-box theater for the department’s acting-for-the-screen program; and designs for the Performing and Media Arts Center in downtown Chicago, which will extend the department into the greater Chicago filmmaking community. Read the full story here.

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