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  • Marcus Turner

    Assistant Professor of Filmmaking

    Email
    turnerm@newschool.edu

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

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    Marcus Turner

    Profile

    Marcus Turner received his MFA from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and a B.A., cum laude, from The University of Cincinnati. He is a member of The Directors Guild of America and Local 52 of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees. His directorial effort ET TU BRUTUS for HBO's Peace: Live In It or Rest In It, a nationwide campaign against gun violence, won a CLIO Award and was nominated for an EMMY. His academic research concentrates on the formation of African-American and World Cinemas and the intersection of Jazz and Cinema. Currently Marcus Turner serves as the Director of the Undergraduate Program in Media. His goal is to propel New School students to newer heights of understanding, productivity and creation, improving their knowledge and skills for employment and personal fulfilment.

    Currently Marcus Turner is completing a documentary on the future of public education and compiling an audio-visual archive of Jazz musicians making new music.


    Recent Publications

    • No Justice, No Peace 2009
    • Mean Streets 2008

    Research Interests

    • African American Narrative Cinema and Documentary
    • French and Asian World Cinema
    • Jazz in Literature and Film

    Awards And Honors

    1999 Kora All Africa Music Awards : Winner - Bisso Na Bisso "Bisso Na Bisso"
    Le Prix de Meilleur Réalisateur de Video ( Best Video Clip Director)

    1997 Telly Awards Silver "ET TU BRUTUS"
    Excellence in Local, Regional and Cable TV Commercials

    1995 EMMY Nomination for National Public Service Announcement

    1995 CLIO Television/Cinema Awards Best Editing "ET TU BRUTUS"
    Marcus Turner - Director

    1995 The Advertising Club of New York Andy Award of Excellence
    Marcus Turner - Director "ET TU BRUTUS"

    1995 31st Chicago International Film Festival - Gold Plaque Award
    Public Service Announcement "ET TU BRUTUS"

    1995 36th Annual International Cindy Competition - Gold Cindy Award
    "ET TU BRUTUS" Association of Visual Communicators

    1995 36th Annual International Cindy Competition - Gold Cindy Award
    PSA Campaign Association of Visual Communicators

    1994 The Charleston International Film Festival – Gold Award
    TV Commerical Awards – Series/Campaign

    1994 The Mobius Award Copywriting "ET TU BRUTUS"
    For Excellence in the Creation of Television Commercial Advertising


    Current Courses

    Cinematography and Lighting

    Cinematography and Lighting (Open Campus)

    Digital Filmmaking: Production

    Thesis Tutorial

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