Kerry Furrh’s comedy short, Girl Band, was screen at the Tribeca Film Festival and was featured in New York Magazine.
Brittney Segal has been named Manager of Original Series at Netflix where Characters, the show she created, recently debuted.
Bomani Story wrote Rock Steady Row, which has just been greenlit by Supergravity Pictures.
Jeanne Jo’s Tampoon won San Francisco’s Another Hole in the Head Festival “Best US Short” and screened at Arclight Hollywood’s Slamdance Cinema Club
Brian Rhodes, recipient of the Upright Citizen’s Brigade’s 2016 Diversity Scholarship, tells us the story he told UCB that won him the award:
“The idea to apply came from after attending one of UCB’s improv shows called “Harold Night” . It was hilarious. I got excited. I knew this was what I wanted to pursue and I knew I had to make a statement in my application that they wouldn’t forget. Unbeknownst to me, I was about to take a vacation straight from the pages of National Lampoon that would give me more than enough ammunition.
My girlfriend Kelley “Kali” Chatman, surprised me by booking a cruise to the Bahamas. It was going to be my first vacation in 4 years! Even better, she found the trip on a flyer that promised we could travel for free. What we didn’t realize is “free” actually meant we’d be locked in a stateroom undergoing hour-by-hour interrogation by a team of aggressive Bahamians aimed at getting us to buy timeshares. Yes, f-ing timeshares! After watching the beautiful Atlantic Ocean through a porthole window and listening to them tell me that if I paid $5000 to come another week I would have the actual freedom to enjoy their resort, I finally escaped to my room to write the story of the experience as my UCB application. The rest, as they say, is history.
I am thankful for the amazing comedic and story guidance I learned from greats such as Barnet Kellman, Tom Sito, Jack Epps, Mike Patterson, Candace Reckinger, Paul Wolfe, and others. USC has given me a wonderful foundation on how to tell great and funny stories.”