Maya Churi

Emerging Fields, 2000

Churi has been working in film and new media since 1996. For three years she served as the Associate Editor of indieWIRE, an online independent film news service and as a content producer at Sticky Networks. After graduating from New York University she worked as the assistant to the director Abel Ferrara on two films and then worked in theatrical film distribution at Artistic License Films. There she oversaw the release of such films as the Academy Award nominated Troublesome Creek: A Midwestern, DA Pennebaker’s Moon Over Broadway and a Merchant Ivory Retrospective among others. She is a Macdowell Fellow and a Helena Rubenstein Scholar. She has been nominated for a Rockefeller Fellowship. Her work has been written up in numerous publications including: Rolling Stone, The Village Voice, USA Today,, Filmmaker Magazine and Digital Coast Reporter, among others. She is a cofounder of the company Sparkle Labs.

Awards and Accomplishments

2003: Churi receives New York State Council on the Arts Grant