HILAN WARSHAW, Producer/Director
HILAN WARSHAW is a filmmaker, writer, and educator based in New York City. Through his production company, Overtone Films LLC, he produces and directs independent projects as well as videos for organizations including Carnegie Hall, the League of American Orchestras, and the Dicapo Opera Theatre. He recently produced, directed, wrote, and edited Wagner's Jews, Overtone Films' new television documentary for WDR and ARTE.
In addition to his producing/directing work, his writing credits include the PBS documentary A Workshop for Peace; his video editing credits include PBS films such as Shadows in Paradise: Hitler's Exiles in Hollywood (PBS/ARTE), In the Key of G, and the miniseries Great Conversations in Music.
In autumn 2011, he taught a course in Romanticism and Film at Barnard College, Columbia University; he has also taught video production classes at Usdan Center for the Arts. He has lectured about music and film at several universities and other venues, and has written research articles published by McFarland Press, The Wagner Journal, Wagner Spectrum, and the upcoming Cambridge Wagner Encyclopedia, among others. His other published writing includes program notes for Carnegie Hall and the libretto for "Songs of Rebirth," a song cycle by Lera Auerbach, published by Sikorski Musikverlage.
He has a B.F.A. with honors (Film & TV) and M.F.A. (Musical Theatre Writing) from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. An experienced violinist and conductor, he studied orchestral conducting at Mannes College of Music and the Aspen Music School.Hilan lives in New York City with his wife, Katya Stanislavskaya, a musical theater writer and musical director.