Alum Spotlight: Emmy Nominee Joey Contino ('14)

Jan 2 2024

By Alyssa Threadgill

Temple FMA Alum Joey Contino ('14) was recently nominated for an Emmy for his fascinating short video South Jersey's Unknown Ship Graveyard.

In a recent interview we sat down with Contino who talked about his career as an independent writer, the inspiration for his work and how Temple prepared him to succeed.


Alum Sam Meneses ('17) brings color to life!

Nov 29 2023

by Alyssa Threadgill 

Sam Meneses (TFM ‘17) has a life full of color. As a media production professional that specializes in color grading, her strong visual arts talents have landed her big brand projects for notable clients like L'oreal, Showtime, Vimeo, Deloitte, Amazon and so many more.She currently works for a creative studio called Malka Media which as bicoastal roots in Jersey City and Los Angeles.  I asked Sam how she finds inspiration for her work and how she has found the best ways to suit the messages of her clients.


2023 TFMA Alumni Grant Awardees

Jul 31 2023

Since 2020, the Alumni Association of Temple University's School of Theater, Film, and Media Arts has been awarding grants to help fund alumni projects with the understanding that the body of work coming out of TFMA is made more vibrant by diverse voices.

In support of a more honest, equitable, and inclusive storytelling landscape, the 2023 TFMA Alumni Project Grant is going toward projects that amplify the voices and stories of artists of color and artists in the LGBTQ+ community.

Temple Faculty Confront Climate Change at Fringe

Sep 7 2021

In perhaps a precient artistic endeavour, Temple University faculty Roderick Coover (TFMA) and Adam Vidiksis (Boyer) have collaborated to create two large-scale public artworks that confront the effects of climate change on the local waterways, and will be a part of the Philadelphia Fringe Festival this September 8–23, 2021.

FMA Faculty Spotlight: Wendi Grantham

Jul 30 2021

Temple FMA Adjuct Film Professor Wendi Grantham has an incredible background, including a life on stage, on screen (perhaps most notably in HBO's THE WIRE), as a singer, and screenwriter and so much more. We were honored to interview her and find out more about her life, her ideas on teaching, and why she loves to post baby animals on her social media. 


Professor Rea Tajiri featured at upcoming film festival

May 27 2020

Quarantine is not slowing down Temple FMA Professor Rea Tajiri. Her incredible works are groundbreaking and inspirational with films that straddle documentary and art film genres and a way of finding new ways of storytelling that embrace the murky spaces of memory, history, and public consciousness. 

Women's Fest is GO!

Mar 18 2020

Looking for something to watch tonight?
Women's Fest starts now!

Professor d'Agostino's World Wide Walks featured a Italia!

Sep 19 2019

In October, Professor Peter d’Agostino will be in Rome and Venice to present recent video works and a new book, Peter d’Agostino / World-Wide-Walks: Crossing Natural-Cultural-Virtual Frontiers, with an introduction by Kristine Stiles and co-edited with David Tafler. ( Intellect, UK / University of Chicago Press.).

Mike Figgis Speaks to TFMA Students

Mar 22 2017

Academy Award nominated director, writer and composer, Mike Figgis, presented and discussed his work with TFMA students recently.

Best known for crossing boundaries, his work eschews Hollywood standards, extending and reconfiguring the linguistic structure of the film medium. 

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