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SUZANNE O'MALLEY is the Edgar-nominated investigative reporter and author of "Are You There Alone?" She is Associate Director of Yale University's Summer Film Institute, is a Poynter Grant recipient for her work in documentary film, and a past Board member of the Writers' Guild of America. As a screenwriter, she has written for Law & Order, Law & Order: Special Victims' Unit and New York Undercover. She has developed and written scripts and other properties purchased or optioned by: British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC); Comedy Central; Columbia Pictures Home Box Office; E! News; First Run Features; Fox Television; Hearst Entertainment; Home Box Office; MS-NBC; National Broadcasting Corporation(NBC); Warner Bros. Pictures; Universal Studios; USA Television Network; and Vivendi Universal Entertainment, among others.
Summer Session A Film S-435: June 4-July 6, 2012 with SUZANNE O'MALLEY
Examines crime drama (concentrating on HBO's "THE WIRE"), crime news, reality TV, and crime documentaries. Reviews seven decades of crime dramas including Dragnet, Gangbusters, Mod Squad, Hill Street Blues, Law & Order, CSI, Breaking Bad; reality TV (Cops); news and documentary news. Analyzes how these broadcast genres shape American (and worldwide) views and opinions. Course analyses how depictions in these media affect law enforcement, government, politics, labor, community, education, criminality/violence, progressive and conservative pundits, judicial responsibility and social perceptions of race, class, gender, and sexuality. Enrollment for 2013 class begins January 1, 2013.
MOST RECENT DOCUMENTARY
An unprecedented view of the deep secrets and deep pockets of the pro-life movement, UNBORN IN THE USA: Inside the War on Abortion weaves a riveting story from more than 70 exclusive interviews with pro-life activists and seldom-seen archival footage. "This provocative film documents one of the most controversial social movements in American history. It is the most compelling film of the year - as timely as it is powerful." (Available on Netflix.)
Yale Summer Session 2013 "TELEVISION SITUATION COMEDY" MASTER SEMINAR: Analyzes the Situation Comedy genre from its beginnings in the late 1940s to the present, focusing on the historical impact of sitcoms on American (and international) life and American culture's impact on sitcom content. Understanding the evolution of the Sitcom as a powerful art and communications form which affects definitions of race, class, political party identification, gender, and sexuality. Critical study of the history of mass entertainment reveals the complex transition to digital media through the lens of earlier transitions from radio to television.
[Qualified rising high school juniors and seniors are eligible for admission.]
The Yale Writers' & Screenwriters' Conference 2013 with Suzanne O'Malley & Marc Lapadula MasterClass Screenwriting Program [June 6-June 16, 2013] Apply beginning Jan. 1, 2013
An intensive ten-day program intended for committed writers at all levels of experience. The Screenwriting Program will address adaptation to screen, story, plot, dialogue, as well as form and format.
Phone: 203-432-2430 Fax: 203-432-2434
In The Hamptons Suzanne O'Malley makes an appearance in Dan Rattiner's memoir In the Hamptons: My Fifty Years with Farmers, Fishermeen, Artists, Billionaires, and Celebrities with a Foreword by Edward Albee
Writer Richard Price is creator of NYC 22, the struggling new cop series set in SoHa, produced by Robert DeNiro & Jane Rosenthal. Price (The Wire) visited students of Film S-435 class in June 2008.