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  • Greg Takoudes

    Part-time Assistant Professor

    Email
    takoudes@newschool.edu

    Office Location
    A - Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall - 66 West 12th Street

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    Greg Takoudes

    Profile

    Greg Takoudes is the director, producer, and co-writer of Up With Me, a feature film that premiered at South-by-Southwest and won the Special Jury Award.  Up With Me played at film festivals in America and Europe, winning several awards.  The film was distributed by the Independent Film Channel (IFC).  Greg’s second directorial feature, The Jonestown Defense, screened as a rough cut at the Sarasota Film Festival, where the film was shot, and is currently in post-production.  Greg is developing a feature dramatic thriller set in Alaska, and recently shot a proof-of-concept short film for the feature, that starred Jake Cannavale and Tony-nominated Broadway actor Santino Fontana.

    Greg’s debut novel, When We Wuz Famous, was published in March 2013 by Henry Holt and Co, to very strong reviews.  He recently completed his second novel.  Greg regularly moderates filmmaker panels for the Screen Actors Guild.

    Prior to becoming a filmmaker and writer, Greg worked for Ron Howard and Brian Grazer as a member of the creative team at Imagine Entertainment in Los Angeles.  He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, an executive editor at Phaidon Press, and their two children.


    Awards And Honors

    Partial list for film:

    South-by-Southwest Film Festival -- Special Jury Award

    Urbanworld Film Festival -- Special Jury Award

    LA Greek Film Festival -- Orpheus Award

    Partial list for books:

    winner of the 2015 Muriel Becker Award, The New Jersey Council of Teachers of English

    Junior Library Guild selection

    2014 YALSA Quick-Picks Nominee


    Current Courses

    Aesthetics of CT Lab (Spring 2019)

    Film 4: Adv. Film Production

    Film 4: Adv. Film Production (Open Campus)

    The Aesthetics of Directing (Open Campus)

    The Aesthetics of Directing (Spring 2019)

    The Aesthetics of Directing

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