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Kanbar Institute of Film & Television

Susan Sandler

Susan Sandler
Visiting Arts Professor
Faculty Advisor: Fusion Film Festival

Phone: 212 998 1792

Office: 721 Broadway #1111


Adaptation: A Screenwriting Workshop
Developing the Screenplay
Directing the Actor
Storytelling Strategies


Susan Sandler's screenplays and teleplays include:  “Crossing Delancey” (based on her original play), “Friends At Last” (starring Kathleen Turner) for CBS ; “Love Invents Us” for Sarah Green Productions (“The New World”) based on the novel by Amy Bloom; “The Florence Greenberg Story” for Bette Midler at TNT; “A Lesson In Love” for Grossbart-Barnett; “Flying In Place” for Columbia Pictures Television; “Cost of Living” for Hallmark; “Lonelyville” for Columbia Pictures; “I Slept for Science” for Scott Rudin Productions; “Glitter Girls” for Jersey Films, and “Too Many Cooks” for Interscope.

Her plays include Crossing Delancey with the Israeli premiere currently touring Israel after a sold out run at Israel’s Beit Lessin Theatre.  Under the Bed, a new work,  had its World Premiere at The Caldwell Theatre following a workshop production in NewYork at HB Playwrights Foundation with Cynthia Harris, Joyce Van Patten, and Scotty Bloch, and a premiere reading at the 92nd Street Y, starring Olympia Dukakis.  Other plays include The Renovation (Actors Theatre of Louisville); off Broadway The Moaner, directed by Dennie Gordon, Kinfolks And Mountain Music (based on the stories of Gurney Norman); Tots at Ensemble Studio Theatre (where she also directed).  At the HB Playwrights’ Theatre : If I Were A Train, Hokey-Pokey, The Find, The Burial Society, and The Lovely Just So.

Her work is published by Smith and Kraus, Vintage Press’s Take Ten Best Short Plays and Samuel French.  She is a  Playwright member of Ensemble Studio Theatre, HB Playwrights Foundation, and the Actors Studio’s Playwrights Roundtable. She is the Faculty Advisor to the FUSION FILM FESTIVAL at Tisch, now entering its fifth year of celebrating the work of women filmmakers.