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Celia Costas

  • Barry R. Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema Director’s Advisory Council

Celia Costas won her first Emmy Award as producer of one of the most acclaimed and awarded miniseries of all time, HBO’s Angels in America, directed by Mike Nichols. She worked again with Mr. Nichols as executive producer of the feature films Closer and Charlie Wilson’s War.

Ms. Costas won her second Emmy Award as executive producer of Joseph Sargent’s Warm Springs, written by Margaret Nagle. Also for Mr. Sargent, she produced the telefilm For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story and co-produced A Lesson Before Dying, which won the Emmy for Outstanding Made for Television Movie.

Ms. Costas’ feature credits include, as co-producer Betty Thomas’ Private Parts and 28 Days, and Ben Stiller’s Zoolander. She was the executive producer for Doubt (2008), Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010), Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (2011), August: Osage County (2013), Annie (2014), and The Intern (2015). Her current project is the film adaptation of the best-selling novel, The Girl on the Train, for Steven Spielberg’s company, DreamWorks.

Ms. Costas’ father, Procope S. Costas (1902-1974), was a professor of Classics at Brooklyn College from 1958 to 1973. In his memory, Celia sponsors an annual awards ceremony and lecture series in the Classics Department.