This weekend was commencement for the class of 2016. Friends, family, and professors gathered to celebrate the hard work of all of their students during the last few years. Before they took to the stage, Cheryl Boone Isaacs gave a wonderful commencement speech, with blunt words of wisdom. While they invoked laughs from the crowd,
A super huge congrats to our very own Associate Dean Michael Kowalski, who did the sound design for the film THE BAD KIDS. The film screened to multiple sold out audiences at Sundance, and it won the U.S. DOCUMENTARY SPECIAL JURY AWARD FOR VÉRITÉ FILMMAKING! If you see Michael, be sure to tell him how
If you didn’t get a chance to attend last week’s Cecil Awards ceremony, just before our awesome 2013 Commencement Ceremony, you may have missed some of the most exciting news of the school year: the big winners of the student awards, including the coveted Dean’s Award!
Congratulations to Professor John Badham on his most recent accomplishment. Says Dean Bassett, "this is a real attribute to Professor Badham's artist vision." Read the complete article.
A big congratulations to our new tenured professors! They are: John Chichester Awarded Tenure and Promoted to Full Professor of Film and Media Arts Jim Fredrick Awarded Tenure and Promoted to Full Professor of Film and Media Arts David Kost Awarded Tenure and Promoted to Associate Professor of Film and Media Arts Be sure to
We recently hosted our annual Sundance Film Festival reception and thoroughly enjoyed having the opportunity to catch up with alumni and industry friends at Riverhorse on Main. Check out the photos from the festivities! Congratulations go out to Alex Theurer (BFA/Film and Television Production ’06) who wrote/produced Sleight, which premiered and was bought at Sundance
A big congratulations to Gerry Vazquez (BFA/Film Production ’16) and Jackie Zhou (BFA/Film Production ’15) for their nominations at the Motion Picture Sound Editors‘ 63rd annual Golden Reel Awards for the Verna Fields Award in Sound Editing for Student Filmmakers. You can read more about it on Variety and Deadline. Vazquez was also nominated for
Jack Oakie always said “Give money to the kids,” which is why his wife, Victoria, began the Jack Oakie and Victoria Horne Oakie Charitable Foundation. The Oakie Foundation underwrites comedy scholarships for deserving film students. Sound familiar? It should. This month, the Jack Oakie Comedy Awards were accepting submissions. $10,000 was up for grabs between
Ingrid Sundberg (MFA/Screenwriting ’04) wrote her first novel, and it officially hits shelves today. You can find the book online at: • Amazon: http://bit.ly/amazonAWLB • Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/bnAWLB • Book Depository: http://bit.ly/bookdepotAWLB • IndieBound: http://bit.ly/indieboundAWLB Congratulations, Ingrid!
The Writers Guild of America just announced their list of the 101 Funniest Screenplays, and we’re proud that TWO of our professors are on that list! Congratulations to Barry Blaustein (for Coming to America) and Daniel Petrie, Jr. (for Beverly Hills Cop) for being on the list. To check out all 101 films, head over