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Kanbar Institute of Film & Television

Deborah Reinisch

Deborah Reinisch
Visiting Assistant Arts Professor

Phone: 212 998 1686

Office: 721 Broadway, Room 1116
Office Hours: Tuesday & Thursdays 10:00-1:00pm


Advanced Production Workshop
The Director's Process
Directing the Camera
Language of Film
Narrative Workshop
Intermediate Narrative Workshop


MFA, Film & Television, NYU
BA, English Literature, Washington University in St. Louis


Deborah Reinisch has produced and directed award winning movies and series for network, cable and public television, including the Emmy Award and National Board of Review winner ANDRE’S MOTHER for the American Playhouse series.  Deborah has developed both studio-financed and independent feature films as well as developing series and TV movies for network and cable television.  She also worked as associate producer and assistant director on many feature films, including BLOOD SIMPLE and RAISING ARIZONA for Joel and Ethan Coen.  Deborah founded and runs the Sundance/Silverman Fellowship for New Producers and co-created the yearly Producers Lunch at the Sundance Film Festival.  In July, 2013, Deborah will produce and direct the screen adaptation of David Ives’ play SURE THING.