Hot Sheet September-December 2022

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Micha Cárdenas ’15 won the Gloria Anzaldúa Book Prize from the National Women's Studies Association for her book, Poetic Operations: Trans of Color Art in Digital Media.
Brenda Chen ’19 was nominated for an MTV award for Best Metaverse Performance for her work on Justin Bieber – An Interactive Virtual Experience.
Henry Crum ’04 won the Enderby Entertainment Award for his script “3 Faces of Hunger & Thirst” at the Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition.
Teddy Dief ’12 released We Are OFK on Nintendo Switch and PlayStation. The interactive animated series is a mixed-industry project between television, animation, games, and pop music.
Carmen Emmi ’12 was a finalist in the 2022 ScreenCraft Feature Competition.
Brad Fulton ’02 will release a set of Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo-themed playing cards in October. He currently owns a playing card company and collaborated with the Hitchcock estate on the project.
Jeffery Gary ’84 premiered his documentary Letters from Brno at the Museum of Tolerance on November 9th.
Craig Gerber ’92 has extended his deal with Disney Branded Television for a Sofia the First spinoff series on Disney Junior.
James Gray ’91 is set to direct MadRiver Pictures’ biopic of young John F. Kennedy. Production is planned to begin next year.
Catherine Griffiths ’21 recently participated in the AI Anarchies Study Group, which is designed to bring together an array of artists, scholars, technologists, and activists for a collective discussion about the social, political, and ethical concerns raised by AI technologies. She also joined current iMAP student, Sarah Ciston, who is an AI Anarchies fellow, with an exhibition scheduled to open next summer.
Kelley Kali ’17 is set to direct the feature Kemba for MPI Original Films and BET.
Angela Kang ’09 will serve as showrunner for MGM+ and Amazon’s Spider-Man spinoff series Silk: Spider Society.
Kristy Kang ’13 recently accepted a new position as Associate Professor of Urban Media Art and Design at Arizona State University's Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts. She also will be an advisory board member for the Media Architecture Biennale in June 2023.
Zhang Kang ’16 is currently directing his first feature film in China.
Elyse Kelly ’11 was nominated for an Emmy in Outstanding Social Issue Documentary for In the Dark of the Valley.
David Liu ’17 was awarded the 2022 SFFILM Rainin Grant for his narrative feature in development, Santa Anita. David will write and direct and Xin Li ’17 will produce under their Journey West Pictures banner. The project was also selected to participate in the 44th edition of IFP/Gotham Week in New York City.
Monica Lucas ’19 was named one of two fellows of the Inevitable Foundation, co-founded by Marisa Torelli-Pedevska ’22.
Meera Menon ’11 will direct Universal’s adaptation of Naomi Novik’s novel A Deadly Education.
Triton Mobley ’21 was recently featured in BOMB Magazine discussing his solo exhibition of new media artworks at Soloway Gallery in New York. His show, Keloid Archives, features a new collection of critical making projects examining race.
Adam Novak ’90 had his book Rat Park released as an audiobook.
Graham O’Young ’13 worked as the lead modeler on the Dreamworks movie The Bad Guys.
Ankita Panda ’20 directed the visuals for the mini opera, The Beginning of Everything.
Olivia Peace ’22 won a 2022 Student Academy Award for their interactive piece, Against Reality.
Christina Piña ’13 is an executive story editor on Charmed and wrote the Season 4 episode, “Cats and Camels and Elephants, Oh My…” that aired on April 29.
Tiller Russell ’01 released the podcast “The Dangerous Art of the Documentary” through his production company Tillerman Films. The podcast was featured on the Guardian’s Best Podcasts of the Week.
Laila Sakr ’15, aka VJ Um Amel recently completed concept art for Arab Data Bodies, a work-in-progress. Aaron Schneider ’88 is set to direct Next Productions’ Holocaust drama Untold.

Jhanvi Shriram ’13 launched the interactive NFT game SolarPups on August 22nd.

Trace Slobotkin ’95 was the Head Writer of the Huluween Dragstravaganza, a musical-comedy variety show airing on Hulu throughout the month of October.

Rob Smart ’17 has signed a two-book publishing deal with Gaudium. Chad Stahelski has been tapped to direct Netflix’s feature film adaptation of The Black Samurai novels.  

Tim Story ’94 directed The Blackening, which premiered at the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival and whose worldwide rights were acquired by Lionsgate.
Jason Taylor ’00 received an Australian Academy Award nomination for “Best Film” for Sissy.

Marisa Torelli-Pedevska '22, the co-founder of The Inevitable Foundation, released a comprehensive report on the financial costs of disability-based accommodations for Hollywood productions alongside the personal toll workplace inaccessibility can have on talent with disabilities.
Richard Tucci ’05 directed Behind the Reality Curtain: The Tila Tequila Story, starring Michael Rousselet ’04 and produced by the company Tongal. It received an honorable mention at the WWCSFF Film Festival. Two follow up pieces were ordered from Tucci: Behind the Reality Curtain: The Floribama Shore Story and Revelations.

Ketsia Vedrine ’14 joined The Bulfinch Group as a Financial Representative.

Samantha Vilfort ’17 was featured on the Disney+ show, Sketchbook.

Delon Warren ’18 was a storyboard artist on the Amazon Prime series, The Boys.

TV Shows on the Air

1923 (Season 1, Paramount+)
Chad Galster (Editor)

A Friend of the Family (Peacock)
Skye Borgman ’04 (Producer)
Alaska Daily (ABC)
Stuart Zicherman ’93 (Writer/Consulting Producer)
All American (Season 5, The CW)
Obiageli Odimegwu ’19 (Writer)
Avi Youabian ’02 (Director)
Jessica Murray ’09 (Editor)
The Amazing Race (Season 34, CBS)
Mark Vertullo ’86 (Annenberg) (Executive Producer)
Jay Gammill ’07 (Editor)
American Gigolo (Paramount+)
 Miriam Kim ’03 (Editor)
Andor (Disney+)
Chris Navarro ’98 (Thornton) (ADR Mixer)
Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire (AMC)
Yuka Shirasuna ’04 (Editor)
Atlanta (Season 4, FX)
Hiro Murai ’06 (Executive Producer/Director)
Isaac Hagy ’06 (Editor)
Bad Sisters (Season 2, Apple TV)
Brett Baer ’88 (SDA) (Writer/Executive Producer)
Barmageddon (Season 1, USA)
Keith Dinielli ’96 (Co-Executive Producer)
 A.J. (Alan Jay) Dickerson ’02 (Editor)
Below Deck (Bravo)
John Salcido ’99 (Supervising Producer)

Below Deck Adventure (Bravo)
Brittany Nabors ’06 (Annenberg) (Executive Producer)
Wilton Cruz ’00 (Editor)

The Circle (Netflix)
Chet Fenster ’97 (Executive Producer)

The Curse of Oak Island (History)
Lauren Giordana (Editor)
John Parsons ’89 (Editor)

Cabinet of Curiosities (Netflix)
Gary Ungar ’77 (Executive Producer)
Dated & Related (Netflix)
Emily Bon ’12 (Annenberg) (Executive Producer)
Documentary Now! (Season 4, AMC+)
Alex Buono ’95 (Executive Producer/Director)
Doom Patrol (Season 4, HBO Max)
Charissa Sanjarernsuithikul ’02 (Editor)
Emily in Paris (Season 3, Netflix)
Lily Collins (Executive Producer/Actor)
James Newton Howard (Composer)
The Equalizer (Season 4, CBS)
Andrew Marlowe ’92 (Writer/Executive Producer)
Erica Shelton ’98 (Writer/Producer)
Talicia Raggs ’94 (Writer)
First Wives Club (BET+)
Damian Horan ’12 (Cinematographer)

The Good Doctor (Season 6, ABC)
Adam Scott Weissman ’10 (Writer)
Gossip Girl (Season 2, HBO Max)
Josh Schwartz (Executive Producer)
George & Tammy (Season 1, Showtime)
Lindsey Villareal ’13 (Writer)

Grey’s Anatomy (Season 19, ABC)
Shonda Rhimes ’94 (Writer/Creator/Executive Producer)
Jess Righthand ’17 (Writer)
Byron Shah ’98 (Cinematographer)
Gutsy (Apple TV+)
Yu Gu ’10 (Director)
The Handmaid’s Tale (Season 5, Hulu)
John Herrera ’99 (Writer/Producer)
House of the Dragon (HBO Max)
Greg Yaitanes(Co-Executive Producer/Director)
Hush (AllBlk)
Brett Dismuke ’97 (Annenberg) (Executive Producer)

Kung Fu (Season 3, The CW)
Melissa Rundle ’10 (Writer/Co-Producer)
Dan Hamamura ’04 (Writer/Co-Producer)
Richard Speight Jr. ’92 (SDA) (Director)

Last Light (Peacock)
Heather Curtis ’02 (Associate Producer)
Lopez vs. Lopez (NBC)
Jared Baker ’96 (Special Effects Foreman)
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power (Amazon Prime Video)
Bear McCreary ’02 (Thornton) (Composer)
Los Espookys (Season 2, HBO)
Alice Mathias ’11 (Executive Producer)
Love is Blind: After the Altar (Netflix)
Eric Detwiler ’02 (Annenberg) (Executive Producer)
The L Word: Generation Q (Showtime)
Katrelle Kindred ’13 (Director)
The Midnight Club (Netflix)
Michael Fimognari ’01 (Director/Cinematographer)
Chinaka Hodge (Writer/Co-Producer)
Miss Scarlet and the Duke (Season 3, PBS)
Jin Ishimoto ’97 (Executive Producer)
Monarch (Fox)
Jason Ensler ’97 (Executive Producer/Director)

The Mosquito Coast (Season 2, Apple TV+)
Evan Katz ’86 (Writer/Executive Producer)

National Treasure: Edge of History (Disney+)
Gabriel Llanas ’08 (Writer/Executive Producer)
Maura Milan ’06 (Writer)  
Jon Turteltaub ’97 (Executive Producer)

One Of Us Is Lying (Season 2, Peacock)
Michael Weaver ’04 (Executive Producer)

Pantheon (AMC+)
Taii K. Austin ’04 (Writer/Co-Executive Producer)
Brandon Roberts ’98 (Thornton) (Composer)

The Parent Test (Season 1, ABC)
Dara DiGerolamo (Associate Director)

The Peripheral (Amazon Prime)
Athena Wickham ’02 (Executive Producer)

Reasonable Doubt (Hulu)
Raamla Mohammed ’08 (Creator/Writer/Executive Producer)

Pepsi, Where’s My Jet? (Netflix)
Nick Boak ’11 (Producer)

Real Girlfriends in Paris (Bravo)
Chris Wereski ’08 (Co-Executive Producer)

The Recruit (Season 1, Netflix)
Doug Liman (Executive Producer/Director)

Rick and Morty (Season 6, Adult Swim)
Nick Rutherford ’06 (SDA) (Writer/Producer)

The Sandman (Netflix)
David S. Goyer ’88 (Writer/Executive Producer)

SEAL Team (Season 6, Paramount+)
Spencer Hudnut ’08 (Writer/Showrunner/Executive Producer)
Dana Greenblatt ’02 (Writer/Executive Producer)
Carl Beverly (Marshall/Gould) ’94, ‘97 (Executive Producer)

Shantaram (Apple TV+)
Dave Erickson ’97 (Executive Producer)
Geraud Brisson ’99 (Editor)

She-Hulk: Attorney at Law (Disney+)
Kevin Feige ’95 (Executive Producer)
Brad Winderbaum (Executive Producer)

Sins of Our Mother (Netflix)
Jonathan Chinn ’94 (Executive Producer)
Skye B. Borgman ’04 (Director)

So Help Me Todd (Season 2, CBS)
Elizabeth Klaviter ’00 (Showrunner/Writer/Executive Producer)
Lisa Parsons ’02 (Writer/Co-Executive Producer)

Spector (Showtime)
Jonathan Chinn ’94 (Executive Producer)
Stephen Neely ’01 (SDA) (Executive Producer)
Janet Ginsburg ’95 (Producer)

Station 19 (Season 6, ABC)
Shonda Rhimes ’94 (Writer)
Zaiver Sinnett ’18 (Writer)

S.W.A.T (Season 6, CBS)
Neal Moritz ‘85 (Executive Producer)
Brandon Sonnier ‘04 (Writer/Co-Executive Producer)
Mellori Velasquez ’17 (Writer/Producer)
Aaron Rahsaan Thomas ’02 (Writer)
Ryan Keleher ’10 (Writer)
Guy Ferland ’88 (Director)

Tales of the Walking Dead (AMC)
Scott Gimple ’93 (Writer/Executive Producer)
Lindsey Villarreal ’13 (Writer/Consulting Producer)

Teen Mom: The Next Chapter (MTV)
Melissa Tallerine ’00 (Annenberg) (Executive Producer)

Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan (Season 3, Prime Video)
Zachary Dehm ’09 (Editor)

Tulsa King (Paramount+)
Braden Aftergood ’04 (Dornsife) (Producer)

Vampire Academy (Peacock)
Marguerite MacIntyre ’84 (SDA) (Showrunner/Executive Producer/Writer)
Don Murphy ’88 (Executive Producer)

Walker (Season 3, The CW)
Lindsey Liberatore ’00 (Annenberg) (Executive Producer)
Aaron Carew ’13 (Writer/Co-Executive Producer)
Bret VandenBos ’13 (Writer/Co-Producer)
Brandon Willer ’10 (Writer/Co-Producer)
Maya Vyas ’21 (Writer)
Charissa Sanjarernsuithikul ’02 (Director)
Faroukh Amin Virani ’14 (Editor)
Mitchell Danton ’90 (Editor)

Walker Independence (The CW)
Lindsey Liberatore ’00 (Annenberg) (Executive Producer)

The Watcher (Season 1, Netflix)
Eric Newman ’96 (Executive Producer)
Max Winkler ’06 (Director)

What We Do in the Shadows (Season 4, Hulu)
Zach Dunn ’15 (Writer/Producer)
Yana Gorskaya ‘02 (Co-Executive Producer/Editor/Director)

Werewolf By Night (Disney+)
Kevin Feige ’95 (Executive Producer)
Brad Winderbaum  (Executive Producer)
Peter Cameron ’13 (Writer/Consulting Producer)
Jeffrey Ford ’91 (Editor)

Wednesday (Netflix)
Alfred Gough ’94 (Writer/Executive Producer/Showrunner)
Miles Millar ’94 (Writer/Executive Producer/Showrunner)
Jonathan Glickman (Executive Producer)

Wicked City (AllBlk)
Brett Dismuke ’97 (Annenberg) (Executive Producer)

Willow (Disney+)
Ron Howard (Executive Producer)
Julia Cooperman ’12 (Writer/Producer)
George Lucas ’66 (Writer)
Stu Selonick ’15 (Writer)
James Newton Howard (Thornton) (Composer)

The Winchesters (The CW)
Robbie Thompson ’05 (Writer/Executive Producer)

Yellowstone (Season 5, Paramount+)
Chad Galster (Editor)

Young Rock (Season 3, NBC)
Nahnatchka Khan ’94 (Showrunner/Writer/Executive Producer/Director)
Nick Olah ’10 (Editor)

Ziwe (Showtime)
Sydney Coleman ’19 (Co-Producer)

Films in Release

After Ever Happy
Joshua Reis ’03 (Roski) (Cinematographer)

The American Dream and Other Fairy Tales
James Mills ’11 (Cinematographer)

Armageddon Time
James Gray ’91 (Director/Writer/Producer)
Riccardo Maddalosso ’15 (Gould) (Executive Producer)

Bad Axe
Stephanie Kowal ’17 (Thornton) (Composer)

Garrett Patten ’02 (Dornsife) (Executive Producer)
Shaun Sanghani ’05 (Executive Producer)
Luke Taylor ’11 (Thornton) (Executive Producer)
Ryan Winterstern ’11 (Executive Producer)
Natalie Lehmann ’11 (Executive Producer)
Chris Abernathy ’13 (Producer)
Bardo: False Chronicles of a Handful of Truths
Karla Luna Cantu ’18 (Executive Producer)
Monica Salazer ’13 (Co-Editor)

Bar Fight!
Tomás Yankelevich ’02 (Executive Producer)
Nicholas Wenger ’11 (Editor)
Kim Daniels ’10 (Annenberg) (Producer)
The Binge 2: It’s a Wonderful Binge
Michael Glassman ’16 (Marshall) (Executive Producer)
Andrew Huebscher ’99 (Cinematographer)

Black Adam
Adam Sztykiel ’99 (Writer)
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
Ryan Coogler ’11 (Writer/Director)
Kevin Feige ’95 (Producer)
Ludwig Göransson ’08 (Thornton) (Composer)
Michael P. Shawver ’12 (Editor)

Brainwashed: Sex-Camera-Power
Cecily Rhett ’94 (Producer/Editor)

Judd Apatow (Producer)
Children of the Underground
Gabriela Cowperthwaite ’99 (Dornsife) (Director/Executive Producer)

Clerks III
Luke Taylor ’11 (Thornton) (Executive Producer)

The Curse of Bridge Hollow (Netflix)
Jeff Wadlow ’01 (Director/Executive Producer)
Christopher Lennertz ’95 (Thornton) (Composer)
Daddy Daughter Trip
Shannon Gardner ’96 (Producer)
Day Shift
Chad Stahelski ’90 (Annenberg) (Producer)
Luke Taylor ’11 (Thornton) (Producer)

Enola Holmes 2 (Netflix)
Alex Garcia ’98 (Producer)
The Estate
Roman Viaris-de-Lesegno ’01 (Marshall) (Executive Producer)
The Fabelmans
Gary Rydstrom ’81 (Sound)

Fantasy Football (Paramount+)
Zoe Marshall ’15 (Writer)
Sarah Lucky ’01 (Editor)

For Tomorrow – A Documentary about Grassroot Innovators
An Tran ’99 (Director)

The Friendship Game
Damien Ober ’00 (Writer)

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery
Rian Johnson ’96 (Writer/Producer/Director)
Steve Yedlin ’96 (Cinematographer)
Bob Ducsay (Editor)

God’s Country
Anthony Ciardelli ’18 (Annenberg) (Executive Producer)

God’s Creatures
Celine Haddad ’91 (Executive Producer)

Good Night Oppy
Stephen Neely ’01 (SDA) (Executive Producer)
Rejh Cabrera ’13 (Editor)

The Greatest Beer Run Ever
David Ellison (Producer)

Guillermo de Toro’s Pinocchio
Matthew Robbins ’76 (Writer)
Gary Ungar ’77 (Producer)
Jason Lust ’00 (Executive Producer)

Halloween Ends
Malek Akkad ’06 (Producer)
John Carpenter (Writer/Executive Producer/Composer)

House of Darkness
Shaun Sanghani ’05 (Executive Producer)

Hot Seat
RJ Cooper ’03 (Editor)

I’m Totally Fine
Jonas Dolkart ’95 (Leventhal) (Producer)

Bryan Donnell ’01 (Cinematographer)

Last Flight Home
David Turner ’11 (Producer)

The Last Girl
RJ Cooper ’03 (Editor)

Love, Charlie: The Rise and Fall of Chef Charlie Trotter
William Basanta ’06 (Cinematographer)

Love in the Villa (Netflix)
Lee Haxall ’81 (Editor)

David Ellison (Producer)

The Menu
Will Ferrell ’90 (Producer)

MK Ultra
Joseph Sorrentino (Director/Writer/Producer)
Sigurjon Sighvatsson ’85 (Executive Producer)

Moonage Daydream
Ryan Kroft ’98 (Annenberg) (Executive Producer)

Mr. Harrigan’s Phone
John Schwartzman ’85 (Director of Photography)

Braden Aftergood ’04 (Dornsife) (Executive Producer)

Next Exit
Narineh Hacopian ’01 (Dornsife) (Producer)

Michael Abels ’84 (Thornton) (Composer)

Nothing Lasts Forever
Logan Nelson ’19 (Thornton) (Composer)

Old Man
Lucky McKee ’97 (Director)

On the Come Up
Kay Oyegun ’13 (Writer)

On the Line
Luke Taylor ’11 (Thornton) (Executive Producer)

Only in Theaters
Heather Kenyon ’93 (Executive Producer)

Paradise City
Luke Taylor ’11 (Thornton) (Executive Producer)

Harrison Kreiss ’11 (Marshall) (Producer)

Poker Face
Jay Douglas ’05 (Executive Producer)

Prey for the Devil
Robert Zappia ’89 (Writer)

The Pez Outlaw
Lawrence Everson ’03 (Sound Editor)

Pinocchio (Disney+)
Robert Zemeckis ’73 (Director/Writer/Producer)

Raymond & Ray
Shea Kammer ’05 (Executive Producer/Unit Production Manager)

Riotsville, U.S.A.
Nels Bangerter ’05 (Editor)

Rosaline (Hulu)
Shawn Levy ’94 (Producer)

Sam & Kate
Ryan Winterstern ’11 (Executive Producer)

The School for Good and Evil (Netflix)
Paul Feig ’84 (Director/Producer)

Section 8
Robert Polgar ’98 (Dornsife) (Cinematographer)

Selena Gomez: My Mind and Me
Zack Morgenroth ’08 (SDA) (Producer)

Marina Stabile ’04 (SCA/Dornsife) (Producer)

She Said
Megan Ellison (Executive Producer)

Sidney (Apple TV+)
Paul Gertz ’81 (Marshall/Gould) (Executive Producer)
Cindy Mori (Annenberg) (Producer)
Matthew Chavez ’07 (Cinematographer)

John Boccardo ’71 (Executive Producer)

Jason Taylor ’00 (Producer)

Soft & Quiet
Lindsay Armstrong ’14 (Editor)

The Son
Emile Sherman ’10 (Producer)

Jessica Elbaum ’99 (Producer)
Will Ferrell ’90 (Producer)

Spirit Halloween: The Movie
Tomas Yankelevich ’02 (Executive Producer)

Sr. (Netflix)
Susan Downey ’95 (Producer)
Emily Barclay Ford ’95 (Producer)
Kevin Senzaki ’09 (Sound Design)

Stars at Noon
Marcela Heilbron (Executive Producer)

The Swearing Jar
Patrick J. Adams ’04 (SDA) (Actor)

To Leslie
Jason Shuman ’96 (Producer)
Trace Slobotkin ’95 (Executive Producer)

Ticket to Paradise
Grant Heslov ’86 (SDA) (Executive Producer)

Shaya Mulcahy ’13 (SDA) (Producer)

Triangle of Sadness
Micah Green ’97 (Gould) (Executive Producer)

The Visitor
Greg Gilreath ’04 (Marshall) (Executive Producer)
Adam Hendricks ’03 (Executive Producer)
J. Lauren Downey ’08 (Executive Producer)

Voodoo Macbeth (USC Original)
Dagmawi Abebe ’19 (Director)
Victor Alonso-Berbel ’19 (Director)
Roy Arwas ’19 (Director)
Hannah Bang ’20 (Director)
Christopher Beaton ’16 (Director)
Agazi Desta ’15 (Director/Writer)
Tiffany Kontoyiannis Guillen ’19 (Director)
Zoe Salnave ’19 (Director)
Ernesto Sandoval ’19 (Director)
Sabina Vajraca ’19 (Director)
Jenna Cavelle ’17 (Executive Producer)
Miles Alva ’19 (Producer)
Jason Phillips ’18 (Producer)
Xiaoyuan Xiao ’18 (Producer)
John Somers Fairchild ’21 (Co-Producer)
Matt Michienzie ’20 (Co-Producer)
Reef Oldberg ’17 (Co-Producer/Line Producer)
Karla Luna Cantu ’18 (Associate Producer)
Jongnic Bontemps ’12 (Thornton) (Composer)
Bachir Achkar ’18 (Cinematographer)
Takashi Uchida ’14 (Editor)
Maren H. Jensen ’18 (Production Designer)
Emma Bradford ’18 (Art Director)
Alexah Acuña ’17 (Roski) (Set Decorator)

Wire Room
Matt Eskandari (Director)

Where Are You
Stephanie Rennie ’10 (Annenberg) (Producer)

The Woman King
Terilyn A. Shropshire ’85 (SCA/Annenberg) (Editor)