Category: Film & Television

Charlotte Howell selected for 2017 Television Academy Foundation Faculty Seminar Program

College of Communication Professor Charlotte Howell has been selected to participate in the Television Academy Foundation’s 2017 Faculty Seminar Program. Members of the Television Academy selected just 25 professors from colleges and universities nationwide for the annual program. The faculty fellows will gain the latest information on the television and content development industries from top… Read More

Alum Adam Finkelstein (COM’09) Makes Movie Trailers for the Masses

It starts with a sound: footsteps on a metal staircase, or the choke of an engine. A siren’s wail follows, or an eerie xylophone. Then a voice comes in with an ominous message. No more than 15 seconds has passed, but looking away is no longer an option. That’s the goal for Adam Finkelstein (COM’09),… Read More

BU Cinematheque Gives Students a Glimpse into FX’s “The Americans”

Sure, The Americans is about a couple of KGB spies. But executive producer Stephen Schiff told the audience at last Friday night’s BU Cinematheque that the FX series is really about much more: it’s about us. “There’s a lot of skullduggery and spycraft and people doing nasty, nasty things to one another,” Schiff said. “But it’s really… Read More

Emily Sheehan Wins Best Film at Boston Redstone

Nothing could stop Borderline at Friday night’s 37th annual Redstone Film Festival, not even an errant fire alarm in the Tsai Performance Center that temporarily halted the film halfway through its screening. Despite that five-minute interruption, Borderline, directed by Emily Sheehan, took home the best film and several technical awards for its gritty depiction of… Read More

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 A World War II naval combat veteran, “he was withdrawn, he was angry, he was unable to really maintain relationships,” says Egleson, a filmmaker and a College of Communication associate professor of the practice,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

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