Discipline: Film/Video

Maya Churi

Discipline: Film/Video
Region: South Pasadena, CA
MacDowell Fellowships: 1998

Maya Churi has been working in film and new media since 1996. For three years, she served as the associate editor of indie WIRE, an online independent film news service and as a content producer at Sticky Networks. After graduating from New York University, she worked as the assistant to director Abel Ferrara on two films and then worked in theatrical film distribution at Artistic License Films. There, she oversaw the release of such films as the Academy Award-nominated Troublesome Creek: A Midwestern, DA Pennebaker’s Moon Over Broadway, and a Merchant Ivory Retrospective among others. She is a MacDowell Fellow and a Helena Rubenstein Scholar. Churi has been nominated for a Rockefeller Fellowship and her work has been written up in numerous publications such Rolling Stone, The Village Voice, USA Today, Salon.com, and more. She is a cofounder of the company Sparkle Labs.


Van Zorn (formerly Kirby)

Maya Churi worked in the Van Zorn (formerly Kirby) studio.

Constructed thanks to a bequest from Sarah L. Kirby, Kirby Studio was the last new building to be erected during Mrs. MacDowell’s leadership (1907-1951). The load-bearing masonry walls were laid by local mason Augustus Beaulieu atop a fieldstone foundation. A 1995 renovation preserved the brick fireplace with wooden mantel and…

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