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Professional Directions with Filmmaker Andrea Berloff '95

Friday, November 15, 2019 at 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Film Forum
430 College Ave, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA

Academy Award-nominated writer ANDREA BERLOFF ‘95 marked her directorial debut this year with her film, THE KITCHEN, a crime drama starring Tiffany Haddish, Melissa McCarthy and Elizabeth Moss. Berloff previously co-wrote the critically acclaimed feature film STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON. The film earned her an Academy Award nomination for Best Original screenplay, and was nominated for a Critics’ Choice Award, BET Award, NAACP Award, PGA Award, and WGA Award, as well as various other regional critics’ awards.

Her first screenplay credit was Over Stone’s WORLD TRADE CENTER in 2006. Her other credits include BLOOD FATHER, which was celebrated at the Cannes film festival, and SLEEPLESS. She is a board member of the Franco American Cultural Fund and a frequent advisor to the Sundance Labs.

This event is part of Cornell Performing & Media Arts - PMA Professional Directions series, which brings industry experts to campus to speak about their career journeys as screenwriters, playwrights, editors, producers, directors, theatre critics, dramaturgs, and more.

Berloff is on campus to present her film, THE KITCHEN, at Cornell Cinema on November 15 at 7pm.

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