The Department of Film & Television’s Cinemathèque series has been bringing greats in the film and television industries to COM since its inception and this Fall proves to be no exception. The Cinemathèque series consists of meetings and conversations with filmmakers and televison-makers and free screenings of important, innovative films and television programs.
Two highlights this semester are An Evening with Jay Roewe and Michael Gunn and An Evening with Gregory Waller. BU Film & TV alum, Jay Roewe is Senior Vice President for West Coast Productions of Home Box Office (HBO). He is responsible for overseeing the physical production of television series for HBO. Michael Gunn, also a COM alum, worked for Roewe at HBO before he was hired onto Aaron Sorkin’s prestigious HBO series, The Newsroom, working his way upward, from production assistant to story editor to credited writer. Roewe and Gunn will discuss their experiences with The Newsroom and will show episodes of this provocative behind-the-scenes of a nightly cable news program, starring Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, and Sam Waterston. This screening will be held Friday, October 25.
On Friday, November 22, Dr. Gregory Waller, a professor at Indiana University, will theorize why zombie stores are everywhere in film and TV, and will screen clips from a rich history of zombie movies, some made long before The Walking Dead. Professor Waller is the author of American Horrors: Essays on the Modern American Horror Film and the classic work, The Living and the Undead: From Stoker’s Dracula to Romero’s Dawn of the Dead.
Cinemathèque is generally held Fridays at 7:00 PM in COM 101 and the complete schedule can be found here. Admission is free and the screenings are open to the public.
With social media becoming a staple in the corporate world, there’s no better time to learn the ins and outs of a successful social media campaign, especially firsthand from an expert in the field.
Keeping in step with this trend, COM’s Doers Makers Innovators returns with Scott Monty, global head of social media for Ford Motor Company. The talk is titled Social Wheels in Motion: Ford’s Social Media Journey.
Ranked by Forbes as one of the top 10 most influential people in social media, he has been called “the best corporate social media lead on the planet.” The Triple Terrier will share his lessons and experiences leading the auto giant into the world of real time social interaction.
Doers Makers Innovators is underwritten by Mullen. Previous guests have included Google Creative Lab’s Ben Malbon, and Goodby Silverstein and Partner’s Gareth Kay. The speaker series concentrates on bringing to COM leaders who are reshaping the communication industry.
This event is scheduled for Friday, October 11 in COM 209 from 11AM – 12:30PM. The series is free and open to the public.
At 7:00 P.M. on Tuesday, March 6th, Brookline Booksmith will host a reading with author Leslie Epstein. Epstein, who has served as the director of Boston University’s Creative Writing Program for over 30 years, will read from his newly published novel, “Liebstod: Opera Buffa with Leib Goldkorn.” This event is free and open to the public.
Join fellow film enthusiasts at 7 p.m. tonight in the Tsai Performance Center for the 32nd annual Redstone Film Festival. Sponsored by Sumner Redstone, Chairman of VIACOM, the Redstone Film Festival is recognized as one of New England’s premier film and television venues. Projects are written and directed by graduate and undergraduate students from Boston University’s College of Communication.
Winners will be announced at tonight’s screening event. The event is open to the public and admission is free based on a first-come basis.
The Creative Writing Program will host The Robert Lowell Memorial Lectures tonight at 7:30 PM in room 206 of the Photonics Center. The event will feature acclaimed poet and BU alum Carl Phillips, recent graduate Brandy Barents and professor Rosanna Warren. The lectures bring a distinguished writer to campus each semester to read alongside a member of the creative writing program faculty to celebrate the legacy of Robert Lowell’s poetry workshop at BU. The event is free and open to the public, including a reception and book signing to follow the lecture. Contact (617) 353-2510 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Do your cooking skills end with cereal and toast? No fear – Sargent Choice has got you covered! Each Wednesday, the Sargent Choice bloggers feature their favorite online resources for healthy, simple cooking tips in a series called Best of the Food Web: Start Cooking. Many of the featured sites include recipes, concise instruction and easy to follow video demonstrations on an array of cooking skills and dish preparation.
BU’s Alumni Association is kicking off its brand new learning program BU Alumni College this summer. Alumni College is a stand-alone program designed to empower alumni through immersive educational experiences.
The inaugural Alumni College is called Sustainability in the City, which involves learning experiences where expert faculty from the College of Arts & Sciences will address critical and practical sustainability questions by way of lectures, field trips, lab experiences and classroom discussions. Other events include a trip to the New England Aquarium and a Sunset Harbor Cruise.
Registration for on-campus housing ends TODAY, May 27, and regular registration ends June 3.
Tyler Hicks (COM ’92), a BU alum and New York Times photographer who was held hostage in Libya for four days in March, was the speaker at the College of Communication’s (COM) convocation. He urged COM’s graduates to “bear witness.” Watch his address below: