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  • Cine Salon Announces New Season

    Cine Salon Fall 2020 explores with cinema experts the new world order of virtual streaming. Free & Open to the Public on Mondays at 7:00PM, Online via Zoom. The premiere event will be "Joyful Noise", featuring the work of Professor Jodie Mack on September 28!

    CineSalon 2020
  • Digital Lab Announces Fall Schedule

    The Black Family Visual Arts Digital Media Lab has announced a list of virtual workshops for fall of 2020. The offerings cover a wide variety of software including Adobe Photoshop, Premiere, After Effects, InDesign, as well as Wordpress, DaVinci Resolve, GIMP, and Inkscape.

    Digital Media Lab
  • Professor Kwayana joins panel for Blackstar Film Festival

    Professor Iyabo Kwayana joined four fellow "cultural workers creating and sustaining life against the backdrop of disaster capitalism in Puerto Rico, Detroit, and the American South" for the panel "Cultural Work In the Wake" on August 23rd.

    Professor Kwayana Blackstar Panel
  • Professor Kwayana awarded LEF grant for new film

    Professor Iyabo Kwayana has been awarded a NEF Early Development Grant for the film "Love in the Time of Corona", which she is co-producing and directing. LEF Program Officer Genevieve Carmel shared, "We couldn't be more excited to explore an expansion of LEF's Moving Image Fund in this way..."

    Professor Kwayana
  • Zuff Idries '18 Winner of Script Competition

    The North Fork TV Festival and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation announced today that Zuff Idries' script "Superuser Do" has been named the winner of the second-annual Science + Tech Script Competition. The North Fork TV Festival will turn his script into a pilot to premiere at the festival later this year.

    Zuff Idries '18
  • Important Information from Film & Media Studies

    We hope you are all staying well. The Department has created an FAQ page about the upcoming year's plans (2020-2021). We hope to see you all soon. We miss you and miss seeing you on campus. Until then, the Zoomiverse! Read more...

    Film & Media Studies Chair Dr. Mary Flanagan
  • Professor Flanagan discusses "New Perspectives on Digital Leisure"

    Professor Mary Flanagan joined José Luis de Vicente for "New Perspectives on Digital Leisure", about how confinement has accelerated the cultural dynamics of the hyperconnected society. The discussion was presented by the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona on June 10th.

    Mary Flanagan, New Perspectives on Digital Leisure
  • Senior Showcase Festival

    Join our culminating seniors as they share their works in this Online Showcase. Screenplays, Critical Studies Presentations, Text-Based Games and Short Films all will be presented June 12th.

    2020 culminating senior showcase

Recent Publications

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  • Rediscovering U.S. Newsfilm: Cinema, Television, and the Archive

    Mark J. Williams, Mark Garret Cooper, Sara Beth Levavy, Ross Melnick

    AFI Film Readers, Routledge; 2018

  • Recycled Stars: Female Film Stardom in the Age of Television and Video

    Mary R. Desjardins

    Duke University Press, 2015

  • Continental Strangers: German Exiles in Hollywood, 1933-1951

    Gerd Gemünden


  • Installation: Undertone Overture

    Jodie Mack

    The Walls, Queensland Australia, 2014