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Kanbar Institute of Film & Television

Gail Segal*

Gail Segal*
Associate Arts Professor

Phone: 212 998 1764
Web Site: Gail Segal

Office: 721 Broadway, Room 1009
Office Hours: By Appointment


1st year: Silent Film Aesthetics
2nd year: Film Style
3rd year: Aesthetics: Narrative Film Style
Aesthetics: Genre & Script Analysis


B.A. in Politics Wake Forest University
Graduate Studies in Film and TV UNC Chapel Hill
MFA in Creative Writing Warren Wilson College


Gail Segal is a poet and filmmaker. A passion for documentary stirred in graduate school in North Carolina expanded to large format films working with renowned IMAX directors, Francis Thompson and Bayley Silleck in New York City. Subsequence film experience has included the Peabody Award winning film, Arguing the World (Co-Producer), the feature length documentary, Five Wives Three Secretaries and Me (Story Editor and Assoc. Producer), and a 15-part television series, The Shakespeare Hour, hosted by Walter Matthau (Assoc. Producer). She initiated a documentary practicum for The Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University and served as Interim Chair of the Grad Film Division from 1998 to 2000. Her essay, “A Praise of Doubt,” is anthologized in the book entitled, “Artistic Citizenship:  A Public Voice for the Arts.”  A first book of poems, In Gravity' Pull was published in 2002. Translations of Italian poet, Alfredo de Palchi appear in his book length collection, Addictive Aversions. She is currently working on a book of essays about film style and developing a dramatic feature in red clay farm country of southwest Georgia. “Soapy,” her latest film, is a short documentary about a barber she met in Georgia while researching the feature project.