Alumni Spotlight: Jake Rasmussen (BA '14)

May 18 2018

Alumnus Finds Success as Editor, and now host, at Viceland

by Hadiyah Weaver

Alumnus Jake Rasmussen, an editor for Viceland, recently was recognized with two Clio Awards for his work. Founder of Grog Movies, Rasmussen also host a new series on Viceland, Jake Loves Movies.


Alumni Spotlight: Warren Kelley '79

Mar 7 2018

Alumnus reflects on career and education before appearance in Chicago

By Toree Weaver

Benny Boom Returns to Temple

Mar 1 2018

Alumnus and filmmaker discusses path to success

by Hadiya Weaver

On Wednesday, February 21, alumnus Benny Douglas, professionally known as Benny Boom visited Temple University to screen the film he directed: All Eyez on Me, a biopic on the legendary rapper, actor and poet Tupac Shakur.

The event was held at the Temple Performing Arts Center, and included the screening, Q&A session, and a reception.  


All Eyez on Alumnus Benny Boom

Benny Douglas, professionally known as Benny Boom, will be visiting Temple University for a Q&A session as well as a screening of the Tupac Shakur biopic All Eyez On Me on February 21, 2018 at 5:00 pm at the Temple Performing Arts Center.

Alum’s Work Selected for National Film Registry

Jan 3 2018

Alumni Spotlight: Juan Ignacio Vicente (MFA ‘05)

Oct 23 2017

MFA Program Prepares Alum for Major Success In Television

By Toree Weaver

Alumnus Juan Ignacio Vicente wanted to further his career in film when he applied to study at Temple University. After winning a Fulbright scholarship he packed his bags and moved to Philadelphia, leaving everything behind in Chile. Little did he know that this was just the first step in an amazing journey.


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! 


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. 

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