New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts Graduate Film Program today announced that Eric Cohen, MFA/MBA duel degree candidate, will be the recipient of the 2015 Media Services Award. The annual award is given to a Graduate Film candidate in the third year of the program for producing an outstanding body of films over their course of studies.

Eric Cohen

New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts Graduate Film Program today announced that Eric Cohen, MFA/MBA duel degree candidate, will be the recipient of the 2015 Media Services Award. The annual award is given to a Graduate Film candidate in the third year of the program for producing an outstanding body of films over their course of studies. The award is selected by the Graduate Film’s producing faculty.

Eric produced over 14 short films and an OBB Productions pilot for TNT featuring NBA star John Wall and comedian JB Smoove—all during his two and a half years in the program.
“Eric brings the best qualities to producing: intelligence, drive, creative insight, and a collaborative spirit,” said Peggy Rajski, Graduate Film’s Producing Area Head of Studies.

“I'm honored to have been chosen for the Media Services Award,” said Cohen. “I see it as a testament to the importance of building great collaborations. I am humbled by the support of my peers, who inspire me with their commitment to excellence. I look forward to using this award to assist me in the development of my feature film project.”

“This is a well-deserved award for the indefatigable Eric, a producing student from NYU's prestigious Dual Degree program where students receive an MBA from Stern and an MFA from Tisch,” said Barbara Shock, Chair of Graduate Film. “Eric embodies all that is best in both programs and has an incredibly bright future in the industry. We want to thank Media Services for this extraordinarily generous grant, which helps more students pursue careers in producing.”

Past producing alumni have included Lydia Dean Piltcher (Amelia, The Talented Mr. Ripley),
Stanley Wlodkowski (American Beauty, Eat Prey Love), Paul Mezy (Maria Full of Grace, Beasts of the Southern Wild), Matthew Myers (Then She Found Me, Henry Fool), and Mollye Asher (Fort Tilden, 2014 SXSW Best Feature).

 

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