October 20, 2016
STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: MEENAKSHI RAMAMURTHY AND KHALED RIDGEWAY
Meenakshi Ramamurthy is the comedy writer/director behind the webseries The Fob and I and recent alum of USC School of Cinematic Arts M.F.A Production program. Meena hails from South Texas—that means she’s one of the few Indian people who can tell you where to get a good taco. She is a recipient of the James Bridges Directing Scholarship and the Jack Oakie Scholarship in Honor of Lisa Kudrow.
The Fob and I tells the story of Jisha, a FOB from India and Sita, an Americanized Indian, who are forced to live together in one Hollywood apartment. These two girl cousins find that even when you seem similar, you can be so different.
The Fob and I: Season Two got the Green Light and is moving on to production. http://www.thefobandi.com/
This month, Khaled Ridgeway won the Grand Prize in the Hollywood Screenplay Contest in the TV Spec Category for his Brooklyn Nine-Nine spec titled 'All Bout That Boom.