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2016: Wagner's Jews to be broadcast on Deutsche Welle, Israel's Channel 8,, and Medici TV

February 2016: Hilan Warshaw to teach a course on Shakespeare and Cinema at Barnard College, Columbia University

September 16: Excerpts from Hilan's Lyric Suite: A Musical Love Story screened at SubCulture with live performances by Renée Fleming and Emerson String Quartet

May 15: Hilan's short film, "The Drama League: 100 Years and Counting," screened at the Drama League Awards in New York

Hilan Warshaw is a New York-based filmmaker, writer, and educator. Through his production company, Overtone Films LLC, he produces and directs independent projects as well as videos for organizations including Carnegie Hall, the League of American Orchestras, and the Drama League.

He produced, directed, and wrote the 2013 documentary Wagner's Jews, internationally broadcast on PBS/Channel Thirteen, WDR, and Arte and soon to be broadcast on Deutsche Welle, Israel's Channel 8 and Medici TV. He is currently producing and directing a docudrama, Lyric Suite: A Musical Love Story, featuring Renée Fleming and the Emerson String Quartet.

He has taught film courses at Barnard College and Western Carolina University, and has been a lecturer and panelist at numerous venues including Yale University, NYU, Boston University, the Barbican Centre (London), Goethe-Institut, and many others. His writings on film and music have been published by Cambridge University Press, McFarland Press, Königshausen & Neumann, The Wagner Journal, and in Carnegie Hall Playbills.

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