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Jun 9, 2009

Madeleine Olnek is a filmmaker, director and playwright. Her first short comedy Hold Up, was an official selection of Sundance  and the Los Angeles Film Festival

Her plays have been described by playwright Paula Vogel as "incredible contemporary masterpieces" in American Theater Magazine.

Madeleine is also one of the authors of A Practical Handbook for the Actor  with a foreword by David Mamet. Her latest short film, Countertransference, screened at Sundance as well and won the Adrienne Shelley Award for Best Female Director, the Grand Jury award for Outstanding Dramatic Short at Outfest, and was featured in the Live Action Shorts program in the Newport International Film Festival.