Marya Cohn is the award winning writer/director of the feature film, THE GIRL IN THE BOOK, starring Emily Van Camp and Michael Nyqvist.

Her short film, DEVELOPING, starring Natalie Portman and Frances Conroy, screened at Sundance, won grand prizes at the Belgian Festival Mondial du Cinéma de Court Métrage and the St. Petersburg Message to Man Film Festival, and aired on The Sundance Channel and Channel 13’s Reel NY. She has directed plays at The Here Theater, Rattlestick Theater, Dixon Place, Vital Theater, HB Playwrights’ Foundation and Theater, The Women’s Project, New Georges, NADA 45, and the playwrights’ unit at EST. Marya also teaches screenwriting. She received her MFA from NYU’s Maurice Kanbar Institute of Film and Television and her BA from Harvard University, where she won the Louis B. Sudler Award for Achievement in the Arts. »


MFA | New York University Maurice Kanbar Institute of Film & Television

Selected work

Jessica Gorter

Faculty, MFA in Film

Shaina Feinberg

Faculty, MFA in Film

Mike Day

Visiting Faculty, MFA in Film

Mamadou Dia

Visiting Faculty, MFA in Film

Michel Negroponte

Core Faculty, MFA in Film

Nina Davenport

Faculty Chair, MFA in Film