Dear Tisch Community,
Welcome Back and Happy 2018!
We start the semester knowing that our work is more important than ever, and we eagerly anticipate all that you will create.
We also begin 2018 in celebration! Sterling K. Brown ’01 (MFA, Grad Acting) is the first African American man to win the Golden Globe Award and SAG award for Best Actor in a Television Drama. In his acceptance speech, he talked about being seen and appreciated for who he is in a role that has garnered such acclaim. We are so proud of Sterling and of all of our alumni who won Golden Globes.
Performance Studies Professor Fred Moten and Assistant Professor Malik Gaines each have been named 2018 United States Artists Fellows. We congratulate Fred and Malik for receiving this distinguished honor and for their remarkable contributions to the Performance Studies discipline. We also congratulate Undergraduate Film and TV Assistant Professors Alrick Brown, Caran Hartsfield and ITP/Tandon/Steinhardt Co-Director/Associate Professor of Integrated Digital Media Luke DuBois for being honored with the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Faculty Award for their impact in the classroom and in the greater NYU community.
I’ve just returned from the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. This is the 25th year that the Tisch School has been there to celebrate and support our community. This year, 157 alumni have work in the festival. That’s 34% of the films in the festival! We’re so proud of Tisch at Sundance!
The festival’s theme – The Story Lives Inside You – resonated with our own mission. Each of us in the Tisch Community has a particular story to tell, and I look forward to hearing all of your stories in 2018. Have a good start of the semester!