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.

Faculty Profile: Lou Pepe

Feb 26 2016

Director of Sundance selection The Bad Kids discusses documentary filmmaking

by Logan Beck

Louis Pepe studied computer science as an undergraduate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, before taking a few film classes and realizing his true passion lied in filmmaking.

A few short decades later, one of his films would be screened in the Sundance Film Festival.

Alumnus Jon Olshefski Wins MacArthur Grant for Documentary

Feb 9 2016

Jonathan Olshefski, a graduate of Temple University’s MFA in Film and Media Arts program, has been awarded a MacArthur Foundation grant for completion of his documentary Quest: The Fury and the Sound.


Alumni's Documentary Selected for 2016 Sundance Competition

LA Study Away Faculty Director Lou Pepe and alumnus Keith Fulton's film The Bad Kids honored

Alum Oscar Molina's Film Presented at Lincoln Center

Oct 22 2015

Temple Alumnus’ documentary Mama Icha's House featured on IFP Independent Film Week


Alumnus Kunal Nayyar on Campus

Oct 19 2015

Nayyar spoke to theater students and fans during visit to Temple University

by Logan Beck

Temple’s Tomlinson Theater filled with students holding the same book, Yes, My Accent is Real in their hand, anxious to hear from the author and earn their own personally-signed copy.

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