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Elizabeth Newman

 

Elizabeth V. Newman, Director/Producer, graduated from Yale with a BA in Art History

and Theater Studies. She earned her MFA in Film Production at Boston University.

 

Her stage directing credits include: ‘Mocha’ (Austin); ‘The Snipers Nest’ (Austin); ‘Goodnight Children Everywhere’ (London, ON); ‘The Park Bench’ (London, ON); ‘Fragments' (Los Angeles) and 'The Glass Menagerie' (New York). She was awarded three separate Yale Sudler Grants for the Creative Arts. Her theatrical producing credits include the World Premiere of ‘Nights of Noir!’ (Los Angeles); the West Coast Premiere of ‘Orange Lemon Egg Canary’ (Los Angeles); the American Premiere of ‘Clocks and Whistles’, (NewYork); ‘Dutchman’ (New York) and ‘Speed The Plow’ (Yale University).

 

She had written and directed a dozen short films in New York, London, New Haven, Boston and Los Angeles.  Her most recent short film ‘Hatched: a Tale of Great Egg-spectations’ premiered at the New Filmmakers New York and Toronto Women in Film and Television Short Film Showcase.  Her MFA thesis project, ‘The Yellow Wallpaper’ was a finalist at the Redstone Film Festival. Her first feature script, ‘Shattering’, was included as an Emerging Narrative at the IFP Conference and showcased as a staged reading at The Yale Club of New York.

 

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