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Lara Shapiro

Adjunct Teacher; Adjunct Instructor

Lara Shapiro is a writer and director in film and TV. Her work as a writer includes the FX drama THE AMERICANS, the EPIX spy drama BERLIN STATION and her work as a director includes an episode of the USA drama ROYAL PAINS, the feature film LABOR PAINS, and numerous commercial campaigns including Verizon, Prudential and L’Oréal. Her narrative short films were shown at the Sundance and New York Film Festivals, she was a fellow at the Sundance Screenwriter’s Lab, and she received a Sloan Foundation Filmmakers Award to write the drama TALKING BOOK. She received her MFA in filmmaking from Columbia University.