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Stony Brook’s Film Program Moves Up on The Wrap’s Top 50 List

TheWrap top 50 film schools

TheWrap top 50 film schoolsStony Brook University’s MFA in Film program moved up to number 32 on TheWrap magazine’s ranking of the “Top 50 Film Schools of 2018.”

The magazine’s third annual ranking of the top American schools “for filmmaking, dealmaking and new media” moved Stony Brook up from number 40, in a year that saw faculty member Simone Pero produce the critically acclaimed Sundance and HBO hit “The Tale,” starring Laura Dern.

From the magazine:

Stony Brook’s MFA in Film program is hot, thanks to a $5 million gift from Roy Lichtenstein widow Dorothy Lichtenstein and expansion to a second production office in Midtown Manhattan. So is its director Christine Vachon, who produced Paul Schrader’s comeback “First Reformed,” “Colette” and the upcoming “Shirley” — written by Susan Scarf in Stony Brook’s also prestigious MFA creative writing program — with Elisabeth Moss as horror author Shirley Jackson and Michael Stuhlbarg as her promiscuous husband.

The film program is based at the Stony Brook Manhattan Center for Creative Writing and Film, located at 535 Eighth Avenue in New York City, with courses also offered in Southampton.

Application deadlines are approaching for the Fall 2019 semester — June 1 for international applicants and July 1 for U.S. residents. Visit for more information.

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