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And the Emmy Goes to… NYU’s Danny Strong, Undergraduate Film Faculty Member in the Kanbar Institute at the Tisch School of the Arts, for Outstanding Writing

September 24, 2012

17 Tisch School Alumni Also Win 2012 Emmy Awards

Danny Strong, adjunct faculty in New York University’s Undergraduate Film & Television Division of the Kanbar Institute at the Tisch School of the Arts, won a 2012 Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries or Movie for the HBO film Game Change.  The film won a total of five Emmys in all, including Outstanding Miniseries or Movie.  In addition, 17 alumni from NYU’s Tisch School also walked away as winners at the 2011-2012 Emmy Awards held in Los Angeles.  In all, 63 members of the Tisch School community received 77 nominations this year in the Primetime and Creative Arts categories.  For the complete list, visit

Strong teaches Adaptation: A Screenwriting Workshop at the Tisch School.  He adapted the script for Game Change from the book with the same title, written by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann.  Previously, he was nominated for an Emmy for his script for Recount, an HBO film about the 2000 presidential election. He won a Writers Guild of America award for Best Original Screenplay for a Television Movie for Recount.  He began his career as an actor and is particularly known for roles he played on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Gilmore Girls. He also recently had a recurring role on Mad Men.

The winners of the 64th Annual Creative and Primetime Emmy Awards from the Tisch School are:

Outstanding Comedy Series

Modern Family

Paul Corrigan ’94 (BFA, Kanbar F&TV) / Writer, Producer

Brad Walsh ’94 (BFA, Kanbar F&TV) / Writer, Producer

Bill Wrubel ’94 (MFA, Kanbar, Goldberg DDW) / Writer, Producer

Outstanding Miniseries Or A Movie

Game Change

Amy Sayres '76 (Kanbar F&TV) / Producer

Danny Strong (Adjunct Faculty, Kanbar F&TV) / Writer, Co-Executive Producer

Outstanding Variety Series

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

Lauren Sarver ’04 (BFA, Kanbar F&TV) / Associate Segment Producer, Segment Producer

Steve Bodow ’95 (MPS, Kanbar ITP) / Supervising Producer, Co-Executive Producer

Brennan Shroff ’00 (BFA, Kanbar F&TV) / Producer

Outstanding Special Class Programs

65th Annual Tony Awards

Allen Kelman ’77 (BFA, Kanbar F&TV) / Line Producer

Outstanding Special Class: Short-format Live-Action Entertainment Programs

Childrens Hospital

Jonathan Stern '89 (BFA, Kanbar F&TV) / Executive Producer

David Wain '91 (BFA, Kanbar F&TV) / Executive Producer

Outstanding Writing For A Variety Series

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart

Steve Bodow ’95 (MPS, Kanbar ITP) / Writer

Elliott Kalan ’03 (BFA, Kanbar, Goldberg DDW) / Writer

Outstanding Nonfiction Special

George Harrison: Living in the Material World

Martin Scorsese ’64 / ’68 / Hon. ’91 / (Dean’s Council) / Director

Outstanding Directing for Nonfiction Programming

George Harrison: Living in the Material World

Martin Scorsese ’64 / ’68 / Hon. ’91 / (Dean’s Council) / Director

Outstanding Casting For A Comedy Series


Jennifer Euston, CSA ’97 (BA, Cinema Studies) / Casting

Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Drama Series

Homeland - Pilot

Jordan Goldman ’93 (BFA, Kanbar F&TV) / Edited by

Outstanding Original Music And Lyrics

65th Annual Tony Awards - Song Title: It's Not Just For Gays Anymore

David Javerbaum ’95 (MFA, MTW) / Lyrics by

Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Supporting Role                               Boardwalk Empire – Georgia Peaches

Richard Friedlander ’82 (BFA, Kanbar F&TV) / VFX Producer

Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control For A Series

Saturday Night Live - Host: Mick Jagger

Barry Frischer ’72 (F&TV) / Camera

Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special

Memphis (Great Performances)

Barry Frischer ’72 (F&TV) / Camera

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Press Contact: Richard Pierce | (212) 998-6796

NYU's Danny Strong Wins 2012 Emmy

Danny Strong with his Emmy Awards for Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries or Movie and Outstanding Miniseries or Movie for the HBO film "Game Change"

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