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Cinema Studies Class Notes

The following is a list of what just some of our graduates have been doing.  If you would like to let your fellow alumni know what you've been up to, be sure to submit your own class note to be published on the web and in the Tisch Newsletter.

Frank P. Tomasulo  1973 Cinema Studies
Frank P. Tomasulo was selected to be the first recipient of the University Film and Video Association's (UFVA) Teaching Award. This pedagogical honor is awarded on! the basis of a member's lifetime contributions to classroom teaching, curricular development, mentoring of colleagues and students, pedagogical publications, and organizational advancement related to teaching. The official award ceremony will take place at the UFVA annual conference at the University of New Orleans in August 2009.
Sandra Holtzman 1976 Cinema Studies
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Author of LIES START UPS TELL THEMSELVES TO AVOID MARKETING. Lead Co-Chair of NY Chapter of Licensing Executives SocietySpeaks globally about various aspects of marketing Award winning work.
Daniel A. Fiorella 1979 Cinema Studies
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Danie's book, Lost Claus is now available as a Kindle ebook at
Derval Whelan  1984 Cinema Studies

Currently a VP of Distribution at Fox Searchlight Pictures, strategizes distribution plans and sales for the East and Mid-western parts of the country. Worked on such films as Little Miss Sunshine, Juno, Last King of Scotland and Waitress. Most proud of all that we accomplished in the past 6 months with Slumdog Millionaire, winning 8 out of 9 possible Oscars, including Best Picture. Since completing graduate work I have been involved with art film distribution at companies such as Orion Classics, Miramax, Sony Classics and now Fox Searchlight Pictures.

topRosemary Ann Rotondi 1986 Cinema Studies
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Chief Archival Film Researcher, worked recently on Pace Wildenstein Gallery's documentary "Picasso Braque and Early Film in Cubism" (2008 release scheduled) and Eric Fournier's in progress documentary, "Presidential Race".
Dr. Ara Cybele Osterweil  1997 Cinema Studies
I am pleased to announce that I have accepted a tenure track Assistant Professor of Film Studies position at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. I will begin in the fall.
Patrick Mullins 1999 Cinema Studies
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The video documentary "Bracero Stories" produced and directed by Patrick Mullins will be broadcast in Fall 2009 on PBS stations nationally, on Latino Public Broadcasting's "Voces" series.
J. Curtis Schneider 2007 Cinema Studies
Full-time position working in contracts at Actors' Equity Association, the union of theatre actors and stage managers.