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Simon TaufiQue

Simon TaufiQue

Adjunct Instructor

Simon TaufiQue is a producer of award-winning narrative and documentary films with distribution by Lionsgate, Universal, Amazon, Monument, Reliance and eOne. His films screened and won prizes at Sundance, Berlinale, IFP, Austin, Rome, SXSW, Tribeca and Telluride, including nominations for the Independent Spirit Awards and Oscar shortlist.

TaufiQue produced IMPERIUM, starring Daniel Radcliffe and Toni Collette, co-produced Berlinale CICAE Forum prize winner, SHE’S LOST CONTROL, and THE INTERPRETERS, winner of the Austin Film Festival Jury Prize and MacArthur Foundation grant. TaufiQue is also an award-winning film composer, programming consultant for Oscar-qualifying festivals, fellow of Transatlantic Partners, IFP Screen Forward, a member of the PGA-East, and board member of the Hollywood Radio/ Television Society (HRTS-NY). He teaches Introduction to Producing Films and TV at NYUSPS in the Center for Applied Liberal Arts.

Currently Teaching

Film and TV Development as a Producer

Learn the mechanics of developing new film or TV projects by using a work of your own or by optioning and acquiring existing intellectual property.