Biography

Gail Segal grew up in the Deep South. After 10 years of a North Carolina education (BA, MFA) she moved to New York City to pursue her love of visual storytelling. Among her efforts, a 15-part series for PBS, “The Shakespeare Hour,” a Peabody Award winning feature length documentary, “Arguing the World.” (co-producer) and a Texas tale, “Five Wives, Three Secretaries and Me.” More recent films include her award winning narrative short, “Filigrane,” set in the Empty Quarter of the U.A.E. (writer/director) and a documentary portrait of women textile workers in the hill towns of Turkey, “Meanwhile, in Turkey.” She is currently developing two feature films, one set in the American South; the second follows the characters of “Filigrane” to Provence, and then on to the French Alps. A published poet, translator, and essayist, Gail is an Associate Arts Professor in the Graduate Division of Film at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.

Email: gail.segal@nyu.edu