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Alumna Judith Adong Named TED Global Fellow 2017

May 31 2017

Alumna Judith Adong (MFA '15) was selected as one of the twenty-one of the TED Global Fellows 2017. Ugandan director and playwright Adong creates art that promotes social change and provokes dialogue on issues from LGBTQ rights to war crimes. She is also the artistic director of Silent Voices Uganda, a not-for-profit performing arts organization. As a Fellow, Adong will deliver a talk at TED Global this August in Tanzania. 

Alumni Works Available for Streaming

Apr 18 2017

What's next on your streaming queue? Be sure to add some Film and Media Arts Alumni Films that are currently streaming online! 

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Alumnus Ilya Simakov Accepted to Ann Arbor Film Festival

Mar 6 2017

Class Warfare (The Stress of Her Regard), a music video directed by alumnus Ilya Simakov (MFA '12), has been accepted to the 55th Ann Arbor Film Festival

Described as an abstract meditation on dread and disempowerment, the festival's screening will take place on Saturday, March 25 at 7:00 PM in University of Michigan's Lorch Hall. 

Alumna Rini Yun Keagy Presents Exhibition at Flaten Art Museum

Mar 1 2017

Alumna Rini Yun Keagy (MFA '08) presents the exhibition Black Sun at St. Olaf College's Flaten Art Museum now through April 16, 2017. 

Alum Aaron Greer Returns for Screening

Alumnus Aaron Greer (MFA '02) returns to Temple University for a screening of his feature film Service to Man, as part of the Diamond Screen Film Series. The film will be shown at the Temple Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, February 22. 

FMA Alumnus David Miranda Hardy Presented Pilot of Bala Loca

Nov 15 2016

By: Logan Beck 

On Nov. 2 in Temple Performing Arts Center, David Miranda Hardy, an MFA graduate from the Film and Media Arts Program at Temple University, presented the pilot for his new Chilean TV series, Bala Loca.

Since its release, Bala Loca has received rave reviews in Chile. The show finished airing in September.

The series is about a 50-year-old seasoned journalist turned entertainment mogul. After an accident, Mauro Murillo is confined to a wheelchair, and must rebuild his life as he knew it.

Record Number of Alums Receive Barrymore Nominations

Theatre Philadelphia's 2016 Barrymore Award nominations include a record number of Temple University Department of Theater alumni. Among the top honors are nominations for Deborah Block (MFA '02) for Outstanding Direction of a Play for Smoke, Theatre Exile; James Ijames (MFA '06) for Outstanding Leading Actor in Play for An Octoroon, The Wilma Theater; E.

Alumni Spotlight: Jeanette Leh (BA '15)

Jul 1 2016

LA Study Away Program Prepares Alum for Unique Job

Alumna Jeanette Leh (BA ‘15) found her calling while participating in the School of Theater, Film and Media Arts’ LA Study Away program. Leh, a theater major with a concentration in technical theater and design, decided to broaden her horizons by joining the traditional entertainment industry-oriented program in the fall of 2014.

Alumnus Film Finalist for HBO Short Film Competition

Alumnus Derrick Williams' film Ugly is one of five finalists for the HBO Short Film Competition at the 20th annual American Black Film Festival. The film will premiere on Thursday, June 16 at 8:30 pm at the Colony Theatre during the five-day festival. 

Alumna Amina Robinson Directs Godspell

Mar 29 2016

Professional actress and adjunct professor explores Stephen Schwartz musical

by Logan Beck

Amina Robinson spent years at Temple, earning both her BA in Theater and MFA in Acting. Little did she know, years later she would eventually take what she learned from Temple’s program back to direct a musical at her alma mater.

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