Uta Briesewitz grew up in Leverkusen, Germany, where she was always fascinated by images and drawn to them.  When she was a teenager, she started as an intern at a local TV production company, and fairly quickly started working with all the major TV networks in Germany. She then continued her studies at the Berlin Film Academy and after four years in Berlin, moved to Los Angeles to enroll in the American Film Institute’s graduate program. Uta’s first US feature was “Next Stop Wonderland” (1988), directed and written by Brad Anderson, which starred Hope Davis and Philip Seymour Hoffman.

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Reed Morano Feted By Women in Film

Born in Omaha, Nebraska but raised primarily in New York and on the east coast, cinematographer Reed Morano chose to attend NYU, one of the top film schools in the country. Her application included still photos from her photography collection and samples of her writing.

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Haris Zambarloukos, BSC grew up in Nicosia, Cyprus, an island outside of Greece. He left Cyprus for London to attend Central St. Martins College of Art and Design, where he discovered a love for cinematography. After college, he was accepted to the graduate program at American Film Institute, where he earned his MFA in cinematography. His thesis film was the short “First Daughter.” A meeting with legendary cinematographer Conrad Hall, ASC, resulted in an internship on “A Civil Action.”

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