Category: Film & Television

FX Networks’ Chuck Saftler on #EverySimpsonsEver

Chuck Saftler (COM ’85), President of Program Strategy and COO, FX Networks, and “Simpsons World,” a premium interactive digital and online experience available on the FXNOW app for the modern TV viewer Chuck Saftler (COM ’85), President of Program Strategy and COO, FX Networks, knows what it means to stay ahead of the curve when… Read More

Nancy Dubuc (’91), A+E Networks win 2015 Governors Award

The Television Academy, a nonprofit organization devoted to the advancement of telecommunication arts and sciences and home to the Emmys, recently awarded Nancy Dubuc (COM’91), president and chief executive officer at A+E Networks, and A+E Networks with the prestigious 2015 Governors Award in recognition of their corporate social responsibility programs. According to the Television Academy,… Read More

COM Alum Writes, Directs and Acts in Terrorism Thriller

Since the terror attacks on September 11, 2001, Giovanni Zelko (COM’96) has always questioned the perception of Muslims in America. As a direct response, Zelko created The Algerian, an award-winning film that depicts a “young Muslim man whose childhood tragedy has made him a fertile target for terrorist recruiters.” Throughout the six-year filmmaking process, Zelko’s… Read More

COM Students’ Film Snags Them TV Jobs, Cash

A trio of College of Communication students won first place in NESN’s new reality show, NESN Next Producer, with their film On the Mic: The Connor Lenahan Story. Not only did the win net them a cash prize of $20,000, but internships with the cable sports network. “I was in shock, just really happy,” says… Read More

Safdie Brothers Film Captures Life on the Street

Heaven Knows What, the new film by COM alums Josh and Benny Safdie, earns its R rating for, as the New York Times describes it, “drug use throughout, pervasive strong language, disturbing and violent images, sexuality and graphic nudity.” The Safdie brothers’ film is a gruelingly realistic drama about the lives of homeless young heroin… Read More

BU honored again on Top 25 Film School list

For the third consecutive year, COM’s Department of Film & Television has been honored on the Hollywood Reporter’s Top 25 American Film Schools. For half a decade, the Hollywood Reporter has been ranking the top film programs on a number of criteria, including “prestige, practical experience, inspirational teachers, potential career connections and access to cutting-edge… Read More

2015 Redstone Finalists Announced

BOSTON–The Boston University College of Communication (COM) today announced the finalists for the 2015 Redstones, the premier showcase for student work created in production classes in the College of Communication’s Department of Film & Television. The three-part festival premieres in Boston on February 25th at 7 p.m. at BU’s Tsai Performance Center (685 Commonwealth Ave.)… Read More

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