Kathy DeMarco Van Cleve

Kathy DeMarco Van Cleve
Penn English and Cinema Studies
Senior Lecturer in Cinema Studies

Kathleen DeMarco Van Cleve is a novelist, screenwriter, film producer and teacher.  Her screenplay, Fugly, co-written with John Leguizamo, and starring Leguizamo, Rosie Perez, Griffin Dunne and Radha Mitchell, finished filming early October 2010 in New York City.  Her most recent novel, Drizzle, was published in March 2010 under her married name, Kathleen Van Cleve, and received starred reviews from Publisher's Weekly and The Bulletin for the Center of Children's Books, and was named to Indiebound's KidsNext Spring 2010 list.  She has produced the films Joe the King, (winner of the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at the 1999 Sundance Film Festival),  Pinero, (a Miramax release starring Benjamin Bratt) and Undefeated (an HBO film starring Leguizamo).  Her other novels are Cranberry Queen (optioned by Miramax Films) and The Difference Between You and Me. She graduated with a dual degree from the Wharton School and the College of Arts & Sciences in 1988.. She has been a consultant for NYU's Tisch School of the Arts M.F.A. dramatic writing program as well as for Tisch's undergraduate dramatic writing candidates. She lives with her husband and two young sons in Philadelphia.

Coursework

2017 spring

2016 fall

2016 spring

2015 fall

2015 spring

2014 fall

2014 spring

2013 fall

2013 spring

2012 fall

2012 spring

2011 fall

2011 spring

2010 fall

2010 spring

2009 fall

2009 spring

2008 fall

2008 spring

2007 fall

2007 spring

2006 fall

Cinema Studies Program
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