Jay Corcoran, Producer

Jay Corcoran is a documentary filmmaker. His films, Life and Death on the A-List, Undetectable, New York Diary and Rock Bottom have been broadcast on PBS Independent Lens, NHK, CBC, Here! networks and Thirteen/WNET.
He has had screenings at the Museum of Modern Art, Lincoln Center, Guggenheim Museum, Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, the Kitchen, and at over 100 national and international film festivals.  His films have made the critic’s choice lists in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Weekly, Boston Globe, New York Magazine and many other publications.
Excerpts from his work have been featured on ABC’s Dateline, Oprah, MTV, Good Morning America and CNBC.  He has also contributed to the online magazines, NYC24, Crain’s New York Business and TechCrunch.  He has produced numerous Internet video series on the MBA job-search process for Columbia Business School. Some highlights include a series on entrepreneurship in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and a series on literacy and education for the Afghanistan Center at Kabul University in Kabul, Afghanistan.

He is a recipient of the New York State Artists Grant Award and a Shine Award for Best Documentary (Undetectable).  Undetectable was also the festival winner of the Council of Foundations Film and Video Festival.

As an actor he has appeared in the films All The Rage and Positive. As a playwright he wrote The Christening, produced at Circle Rep Lab and was a resident at Millay Colony for the Arts.

He is Senior Digital Content Producer at Columbia Business School’s Career Management Center’s Leadership Learning and Development.  He has taught documentary filmmaking at the Gateway School in New York City and was a Reel Works filmmaking teaching artist at the Brownsville Community Justice Center in Brownsville, Brooklyn.   He has taught filmmaking and storytelling at “The Campus”, an after-school tech program in the Howard Houses in Brownsville, Brooklyn.

He has a B.A. from Catholic University in Washington, D.C., is a graduate of the American Repertory Theater’s Advanced Theater Training at Harvard and has an M.S. from The Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.  

He is an alumnus of IE@Columbia, The Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program at Columbia Business School and Executive Education.