What has your career path been like since graduating? After graduating COM undergrad, I felt compelled to stay involved with Boston University and worked at the Howard Thurman Center. While there, I realized I wanted to continue my education with the fantastic faculty, staff, and network I’d made and entered the Graduate Film and TV… Read More
Category: Film & Television
BUTV10’s long-running soap opera delivers sex, drugs, and murder.
Any other school with Beacon Hill College’s reputation for trouble would long ago have been shuttered. But after 26 years of blackmail, cults, a serial killer, and numerous other lurid plotlines, the fictional college forming the backdrop of BU’s student-run soap opera Bay State is alive and well. The show—believed to be the nation’s oldest… Read More
COM alum Henry Hughes (’06) scored an Oscar nomination for his short film, “Day One,” which follows the story of an Afghan-American woman who joins the U.S. military as an interpreter and is sent to Afghanistan. On her first mission, she follows the troops as they hunt down a bomb-maker and must overcome the gender… Read More
The Hollywood Reporter‘s annual Women in Entertainment Power 100 list highlights the entertainment industry’s top figures — the executives, reps, dealmakers, producers, showrunners and stars — who made an impact each year. The 2015 list, released Wednesday, features COM alumnae Nancy Dubuc ’91, Bonnie Arnold ’78, and Bonnie Hammer (COM’71, SED’75). Since her promotion to… Read More
A former storage area for surplus refrigerators and mattresses has been transformed into a production studio that will give students a chance to create their own film sets and to explore the art of cinematography and directing in a way they haven’t been able to before. Built in 1912 as an automobile dealership, the COM… Read More
Ever wonder what it’s like to be a female CEO? To start a business from scratch, raise money from investors (as in, raise Venture Capital in Silicon Valley during the dot com boom when CEOs and investors were predominantly male!) Women on Top will focus on how women can navigate and succeed in male-dominated business… Read More
COM is excited to announce the call for submissions to the 2016 Redstones! The Redstones, sponsored by Sumner Redstone, Chairman of VIACOM, are held each spring and honors the best films of current BU undergraduate and graduate student work. The film awards are sponsored by Canon, Avid, and Gary Fleder and Scott Rosenberg, and include Canon… Read More
Last week, the real-life reporters portrayed by A-list talent in the new film Spotlight celebrated how well the film stuck to the facts about the Boston Globe Spotlight team’s investigation of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston’s decades long cover-up of pedophile priests. The film opens today nationwide. The Pulitzer Prize–winning reporters—Sacha Pfeiffer (MET’94, SED’12),… Read More
Chiemi Karasawa, filmmaker and director of “Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me” talks about her successes and COM’s impact on her career.