Category: Film & Television

Evan Puschak (COM ’10) Chosen for Forbes’ “30 Under 30” List

Evan Puschak wanted to be a filmmaker when he came to BU, and in a way, he has done that. Puschak (COM’10) is the creator of the YouTube series the Nerdwriter. Through video essays, he examines a wide range of subjects, from art and literature to culture, science, and—most of all—language. The Nerdwriter recently surpassed a… Read More

COM Professor and Alum Create Graphic Novel about War’s Mental Scars

As far back as Jan Egleson can remember, an unseen barrier walled off his father from the world. A World War II naval combat veteran, “he was withdrawn, he was angry, he was unable to really maintain relationships,” says Egleson, a filmmaker and a College of Communication associate professor of the practice, film and television…. Read More

Martin Doblmeier’s (COM ’78) Latest Film Takes on the “American Conscience”

Martin Doblmeier’s (COM’ 80) latest film American Conscious explores the teachings of iconic thinker Reinhold Niebuhr, the man whose philosophies inspired influential leaders such as Martin Luther King Jr. and Barack Obama. Doblmeier recounts Niebuhr’s understanding of justice, social behaviors and human nature allowed him to speak openly but also put him on watch by… Read More

Joshua Weinstein Premieres Film “Menashe” at Sundance Film Festival

COM alum Joshua Weinstein’s (COM ’05) fiction film “Menashe” takes an intimate look into the lives of New York’s Hasidic Jewish community, to give an honest account of the real lives beyond the pop cultural stereotypes often imposed on the group. The all-Yiddish-language film was shot on location in New York’s Hasidim and features a… Read More

COM Alumnae Named to Hollywood Reporter’s 2016 Women in Entertainment Power 100

The Hollywood Reporter honors dynamic women in the entertainment industry on their yearly Women in Entertainment Power 100 list. In an industry where women are making notable strides against the ever-present glass ceiling, commemorating the power of women as successful members of the entertainment industry is essential. This year’s list includes four COM alumnae; Bonnie… Read More

Critics Salute BU Cinematheque

Gerald Peary is very happy that the 22-year-old Cinematheque screening and lecture series, which brings some of the most creative minds in film and TV to campus, has been honored by the Boston Society of Film Critics (BSFC) with a 2016 commendation. But, the College of Communication series curator says cheerfully, that it isn’t something he set out to… Read More

Larry Charles Talks “Seinfeld” at Cinematheque Series

Most people in the audience Friday night at the Photonics Center weren’t born when Seinfeld first aired, but that didn’t dampen their enthusiasm for an appearance by Seinfeld writer, producer, and Emmy-winner Larry Charles, who screened a selection of his work and answered questions. Charles was at the University as part of the College of Communication Cinematheque series, which brings… Read More

COM Gets Top Ranking for Film and Public Relations

The College of Communication is ranked 13th for “Top 25 Best Film Schools in America” by the Hollywood Reporter. Here at COM, we strive to disrupt the status quo. Home to three alumna who are at the top of the Women in Entertainment Power 100 list, breaking gender barriers has distinguished us from other schools. “So many women in the audience,” said Bonnie Arnold (COM’78)… Read More

BU Alum and One of the Most Powerful Women in Hollywood Leads Dreamworks

Bonnie Arnold (COM ’78) and Mireille Soria will lead the DreamWorks feature animation group as co-presidents under NBC Universal chairman Donna Langley. After NBC Universal’s $3.8 billion acquisition of DreamWorks Animations, Universal has announced new management structures placing BU alum Arnold in a prime leadership position. Arnold was recently honored as part of Hollywood’s Power… Read More

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