Tag: Film

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

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

Two profs win Indie Award of Merit

Film and Television professors Sam Kauffmann and Garland Waller each won an Indie Award of Merit for separate projects. Kauffmann won for his short film Where’s The Blood Money? Waller’s No Way Out But One won for Feature Documentary. Indie awards go to those filmmakers who produce fresh, standout entertainment, animation and compelling documentaries. The… Read More

COM announces 2012 Blue Chip winners

The annual COM Blue Chip award is given to College of Communication seniors who are leaders at Boston University, the College of Communication or in the community. These students also have demonstrated talents in their area of interest, are involved in professional activities and have excelled academically. This year, the winners include a Redstone winner,… Read More

Prof’s documentary wins top honors at film festival

Prof. Garland Waller’s No Way Out But One, a documentary about a mother who resorts to kidnapping her children to save them from domestic violence, won best documentary at the Bare Bones International Film Festival in Muskogee, Okla. Additionally, Waller, who co-produced the film with Barry Nolan and Toby Kleinman, was presented with a medal… Read More

butv10 wins 5th consecutive Telly Award

butv10, Boston University’s student-run television station and website, announced today that it is the recipient of a 2012 Telly Award. Welcome Back, Brotter, a sitcom about two wayward friends, was selected as a winner in the 33rd annual competition. This year’s recognition also distinguishes butv10 as it marks its fifth consecutive Telly Award in as… Read More

BU alumnae among Hollywood’s most powerful

In The Hollywood Reporter’s 20th annual ranking of the females who rule the business, three BU alums were listed in the top 10, including Bonnie Hammer (COM ’71), Chairman, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment: #3, Nina Tassler, President, CBS: #7, and Nancy Dubuc (COM ’91), President, History and Lifetime Networks: #9. An excerpt from The Hollywood Reporter… Read More

Professor tells the story behind her documentary

When Prof. Garland Waller first conceptualized her documentary, No Way Out But One, she did not imagine a project of such enormous magnitude. Originally created as a 15-minute short film, Waller’s award-winning movie about love, courage and perseverance grew into a feature-length documentary. The film tells the compelling story of divorced mother, Holly Collins, and… Read More

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