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Jeffrey Kurz

Lecturer, Film, Video, Animation and New Genres


BFA, Film, UW-Madison
BA, English and Communication Arts, UW-Madison


Jeffrey Kurz is a producer, writer, and former studio executive.  During his eight-year tenure at Miramax Films, he was involved in such varied and diverse films as Neil Jordan’s Academy Award-winning The Crying Game, Alex Proyas’ s The Crow, Atom Egoyan’s Exotica, Guillermo del Toro’s Mimic, Chris Eyre’s Smoke Signals, and John Carpenter’s Halloween  series.  

Recently produced films include: Popper Baxton’s Sickly Stew, a feature film by writer/director John Dylan Roberts, to be released in 2019; The Vivian Maier Mystery for the BBC; Water, Ice, Snow, featuring New York photographer and educator Sasha Sicurella; and Healing Hearts, a chronicle of a camp for children of fallen service members.  Current projects in development include An Ocean Apart with director Fred Garson for Film4 in London.