Category: Film & Television

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

Boston University’s College of Communication is ranked 13th for “Top 25 Best Film Schools in America” by the Hollywood Reporter and 6th in College Magazine’s “10 Best Schools for Public Relations.” The honors are fitting for the oldest public relations school in America and a school that has been home to three alumni who are… 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

Hothouse Productions’ Film Strikes a Chord at 2016 Neuro Film Festival

A Hothouse Productions film wins runner-up in the 2016 Neuro Film Festival. The film “Love is Out There: A Story of Love, Loss and Resilience in the Face of Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD)” tells the story of Katie Brandt and the loss of her husband to FTD. “After losing my husband to the rare neurological disorder FTD, I… Read More

Gay Couple, Surrogate Mother Subject of COM Student’s New Documentary

Rachel Segall gave her old college friend, Erik Mercer, the most selfless and generous gift possible—she carried a baby for him and his husband. Even more remarkable: the happily married mother of three teenagers was in her late 40s at the time and insisted on doing it for free. And then she volunteered to carry… Read More

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