Brad Ableson's '97 directorial debut film Minions: The Rise of Gru will premiere in Annecy this summer.
Michelle Askew ’21 wrote the script Hot Girl Summer, selected for the 2021 Black List.
Monica Ahanonu '13 worked with Frito Lay on a new campaign to design all 5 variations of Cracker Jill and partnered with Toms for their Artist Series.
Victoria Aveyard ’12 wrote the novel Red Queen, which has been acquired for a series adaptation.
Emma Ben Ayoun '22 will be joining SCA's Division of Cinema and Media Studies as Postdoctoral Fellow for the year 2022-23.
Thomas Berry ’14 co-wrote the script False Truth, selected for the 2021 Black List.
Lauren Brown ’15 and Alexandria Jackson ’16 edited and directed the short film Sophie and The Baron, which has been acquired by Disney+ as its first original documentary.
James Cahill '10 and Brian Jacobson '11 have co-edited a new issue of Representations (Winter 2022) with Weihong Bao on Media Climates.
Simon Wilches Castro '14 finished working on station IDs at Titmouse for Hulu.
Calvin Chin won 10 awards at the 2021 Clio Entertainment Awards for his movie trailers and TV spots for Disney campaigns at Tiny Hero.
Alex Convery ’14 wrote the script Air Jordan, selected for the 2021 Black List.
Danny Dalah ’17 wrote Everybody Wants to Date My Sister, which will be screened at the Channel 101 film festival.
Cecilia de Jesus ’13 received the first-ever LXiA Animation Spark Grant, sponsored by Netflix.
Ross Dinerstein ’05 will produce a feature documentary with 101 Studios on the corruption within FIFA.
David Eilenberg ’99 joined Roku as Head of Originals to oversee its Original Programming.
Kirk Ellis ’83 will executive produce the Apple TV+ series adaptation of A Great Improvisation: Franklin, France, and the Birth of America.
Andrew Scott Ferguson wrote the script The Villian, selected for the 2021 Black List.
Kate Fortmueller '14 published both Below the Stars: How the Labor of Working Actors and Extras Shapes Media Production and Hollywood Shutdown: Production, Distribution and Exhibition in the Time of Covid with University of Texas Press in 2021.
Kristen Fuhs '11 co-edited Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness with Routledge Press in 2021.
Jonathan Glickman launched Panoramic Media, a multi-platform content venture.
Jessica Granger ’12 co-wrote the script Candlewood, selected for the 2021 Black List.
James Grisom ’21 is a Caucus Foundation recipient for his film Eye for an I.
Jeff Hammer produced American Gadfly, which has been acquired by Gravitas Ventures.
Eric Hoyt '08, '12 published Ink-Stained Hollywood: The Triumph of American Cinema's Trade Press with University of California Press in March 2022.
Michelle Denise Jackson '17 won a WGA award for best Adapted Long Form her work on the show MAID. She's currently a producer on the Morning Show.
Kelley Kali ‘17 was the 2021 Academy Domestic Gold Fellowship for Women Recipient.
Daniel Kunka ’01 wrote the script Lift, selected for the 2021 Black List.
Shawn Levy ’94 will direct the Disney+ series adaptation of Real Steel. Fellow alumni Robert Zemeckis ’73 and Don Murphy ’88 will serve as executive producers on the project.
Michael Lewen ’11 will direct the Netflix adaptation of Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between.
Sophia Lopez ’18 wrote the script A Hufflepuff Love Story, selected for the 2021 Black List.
Tina Mabry ’05 has signed on to direct and co-write Pretty Big at Warner Bros. and HBO Max.
Luci Marzola's '10, '16 Engineering Hollywood: Technology, Technicians, and the Science of Building the Studio System won the Media Industries' SIG CEMI Award for Best Book in 2021.
Spencer Marentette ’17 co-wrote the script Go Dark, selected for the 2021 Black List.
Charlie Matthau ’86 will develop and produce an adaptation of the novel Jane of Austin: A Novel of Sweet Tea and Sensibility, as a TV series.
Sonia Misra '22 has accepted a position as Assistant Professor of Film Studies at Connecticut College.
Raamla Mohamed '08 will extend her overall deal with ABC Signature. Raamla's legal drama Reasonable Doubt, has received a series order by Onyx Collective to stream on Hulu.
Philana Payton '20 has started a position as Assistant Professor of Film and Media Studies at University of California, Irvine.
Stuart C. Paul ’05 wrote the script Yasuke, selected for the 2021 Black List.
Kelly Peters ’05 was accepted as a mentee into the Women in Film 2022 mentoring program.
Shonda Rhimes ’94 was named one of TIME’s most influential people of 2021.
Veronica Rodriguez '15 signed with Verve after her NAACP image award nomination for Outstanding Directing on Let's Get Merried for VH1 and MTV.
Alex Rubin ’21 was selected for the Blacklist and Women in Film 2021 Episodic Lab.
Geoffrey Roth wrote the script The Way You Remember Me, selected for the 2021 Black List.
Rox Samer '16 published Lesbian Potentiality and Feminist Media in the 1970s with Duke University Press.
Min Shi '18 and Curry Tian '20 were speakers at Motion Plus Design Festival (March 26th, 2022).
Jason Shuman ’96 has signed a multi-picture development deal with Sony Pictures International.
Tim Story has entered a first-look television deal with Entertainment One.
Adam Sztykiel ’99 will write and direct an original, live-action Wonder Twins film for HBO Max.
Rawson Marshall Thurber ‘99 will oversee a flagship ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ TV series for eOne.
Michael Turcios '22 has accepted a two-year Post-Doc in the Department of Radio-Television-Film at Northwestern University.
Brian Tweedt ’98 served as Director of Photographer on Still Working 9 to 5, which will be screened at South by Southwest. Fellow alum Jon Berry ’06 worked as an additional editor on the project.
Ioana Maria Uricaru '11 is a 2022 recipient of a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship.
Chris Van Dusen ’03 will co-write and executive produce Entertainment One’s TV series adaptation of They Both Die at the End.
Sophia Wagner-Serrano '19 and Manouchka Labouba '20 are part of the curatorial team which opened the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Fall 2021.
Zheng Lu Xinyuan '17 directed Jet Lag, selected for the Belinale Forum.
TV Shows on the Air
9-1-1: Lone Star (Fox, Season 3)
Trey Callaway '89 (Executive Producer/Writer)
American Idol (NBC, Season 20)
Garrett E.B. Thompson '05, '11 (Producer)
Atlanta (FX, Season 3)
Hiro Murai '06 (Director)
Archive 81 (Netflix)
Joel Pashby '99 (Editor)
As We See It (Amazon Prime Video)
Jaffar Mahmood '02 (Director)
Romi Barta '13 (Writer/Executive Story Editor)
Black Market with Michael K Williams (Vice TV, Season 2)
Zach Goldbaum '10 (Director/Camera Operator)
The Boys Presents: Diabolical (Amazon Prime Video)
Eric Kripke '96 (Executive Producer)
Ori Marmur '93 (Executive Producer)
Christopher Lennertz '95 (Composer)
Bridgerton (Netflix, Season 2)
Christopher Van Dusen '03 (Writer/Showrunner)
Shonda Rhimes '94 (Executive Producer)
Jess Brownell '08 (Executive Producer/Showrunner)
Call The Midwife (PBS, Season 11)
David Tucker '80 (Director)
Charli XCX: Alone Together (Hulu)
Keith Calder '04 (Executive Producer)
Cheer (Netflix, Season 2)
Mark Cummins '12 (Co-Producer/Story Producer/Supervising Story Producer)
The Cleaning Lady (Fox)
Luyen Vu '02 (Editor)
The Courtship (NBC)
Shyam Balsé '06 (Executive Producer)
Dear... (Apple TV+, Season 2)
RJ Cutler (Executive Producer)
Roberto Patino (Executive Producer/Writer)
Dollface (Hulu, Season 2)
Jordan Weiss '15 (Executive Producer/Writer)
Jordan Reddout '12 (Co-Executive Producer)
Sam Jarvis '10 (Writer/Consulting Producer)
Liz Elverenli '09 (Writer)
Jonathan Sadoff '06 (Composer)
Domino Masters (Fox)
Scott Dickson '88 (Editor)
The Dropout (Hulu)
Erica Watson '14 (Director)
Matt Lutsky '14 (Writer)
Everything's Gonna Be All White (Showtime)
Bryant Robinson '09 (Cinematographer)
Javier Grillo-Marxuach '93 (Writer)
Ghost Hunters (Discovery+, Season 15)
Holly Pakfar '05 (Producer)
The Gilded Age (HBO)
Sonja Warfield '97 (Co-Executive Producer)
Steven Kane '95 (Writer/Executive Producer/Showrunner)
Kyle Killen '97 (Writer/Executive Producer/Showrunner)
Jonathan Igla '05 (Executive Producer/Head Writer)
Kevin Feige '95 (Executive Producer)
Inventing Anna (Netflix)
Shonda Rhimes '94 (Executive Producer/Writer)
Matt Byrne '07 (Co-Executive Producer/Writer)
Jessica Brownell '08 (Producer/Writer)
Pierre Charles '18 (Composer)
Joe vs. Carole (Peacock)
Corina Maritescu '14 (Writer)
Marc Clark '00 (Editor)
Lucy and Desi (Amazon Prime Video)
Brian Grazer '74 (Executive Producer)
Cassidy Hartmann '11 (Executive Producer)
Ron Howard (Executive Producer)
MINX (HBO Max)
Paul Feig '84 (Executive Producer)
My Mom, Your Dad (HBO Max)
David Eilenberg '99 (Executive Producer)
Naomi (The CW)
Stephanie Coggins '06 (Writer/Co-Producer)
Jennifer Van Goethem '00 (Editor)
Neymar: The Perfect Chaos (Netflix)
Will Znidaric '96 (Co-Executive Producer/Editor)
Outlander (Starz, Season 6)
Bear McCreary '02 (Composer)
Pachinko (Apple TV+)
Soo Hugh '06 (Showrunner/Writer)
Aaron Kaplan (Executive Producer)
Aminta Goyel '06 (Producer/Writer)
Rose Surnow '15 (Staff Writer)
Profiled: The Black Man (Discovery+)
Jessica Funches '03 (Supervising Producer)
Promised Land (ABC)
Michael Jones-Morales '05 (Co-Executive Producer/Writer)
Clara Aranovich '10 (Director)
Raised By Wolves (HBO Max, Season 2)
Julian Meiojas '06 (Co-Executive Producer/Writer)
Jon Worley '08 (Co-Executive Producer/Writer)
Raising Dion (Netflix)
Poppy Hanks '95 (Executive Producer)
Ready to Love (OWN, Season 6)
Trace Slobotkin '95 (Writer)
Relatively Famous: Ranch Rules (E!)
Kevin Lee '12 (Executive Producer)
Reno 911! Defunded (Roku Channel)
Kevin Oeser '05 (Editor)
Remix My Space with Marsai Martin (Discovery+)
John Salcido '99 (Supervising Story Producer)
21st Screen Actors Guild Awards (TNT/TBS)
Matthew Gossin '93 (Editor)
Severance (Apple TV+)
Andrew Colville '97 (Executive Producer/Writer)
Chris Black '99 (Executive Producer)
Shining Vale (Starz)
Aaron Kaplan '90 (Executive Producer)
Antonia de Barros '16 (Editor)
John Singleton '90 (Executive Producer/Writer)
Trevor Engelson '98 (Executive Producer)
Scott Derrickson '95 (Executive Producer)
Space Force(Netflix, Season 2)
Ken Kwapis (Executive Producer/Director)
Star Trek: Picard (Paramount+, Season 2)
Matthew Okumura '02 (Writer)
Street Outlaws: Fastest in America (Discovery)
Jonathan Moore '06 (Editor)
Sweet Magnolias (Netflix, Season 2)
Norman Buckley '80 (Co-Executive Producer/Director)
The Thing About Pam (NBC)
Cecily Rhett '94 (Editor)
Two Sentence Horror Stories (The CW, Season 4)
Amy Thurlow '10 (Writer)
Upload (Amazon Prime Video, Season 2)
Jeffrey Blitz '97 (Director)
Wasteland (Paramount +)
Patrick Kirst '03 (Composer)
We Need To Talk About Cosby (Showtime)
Jeremy Lusk '03 (Editor)
Welcome to Flatch (Fox)
Paul Feig '84 (Executive Producer/Director/Writer)
Iris Hershner '98 (Editor)
Matt Kunitz '90 (Executive Producer/ Writer)
Shyam Balse '06 (Executive Producer)
Jared Hernandez '13 (Comedy Producer)
Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty (HBO)
Jason Shuman '96 (Executive Producer)
Cameron Johnson '18 (Writer)
Films in Release
Sandra Chandler '88 (Cinematographer)
Matt Reeves '88 (Director/Writer/Producer)
Big Gold Brick
Danny Sawaf '16 (Producer)
Downfall: The Case Against Boeing (Netflix)
Brian Grazer '74 (Producer)
Ron Howard (Executive Producer)
The In Between (Paramount+)
Arie Posin '93 (Director)
Dana Fox '00 (Writer)
Spenser Cohen '08 (Writer/Executive Producer)
Michael Ritter '16 (Associate Producer)
Ray Donovan: The Movie (Showtime)
Ann Biderman '75 (Writer)
James Vanderbilt '99 (Writer/Producer)
Tall Girl 2 (Netflix)
Jennifer Roth '95 (Executive Producer/Unit Production Manager)
The Tiger Rising
Ryan Winterstern '11 (Executive Producer)
Three Months (Paramount +)
Jared Frieder '14 (Director/Writer/Executive Producer)
Tim Crane '06 (Executive Producer)
Roger Neill '86 (Composer)
Robert Hoffman '92 (Editor)
Turning Red (Disney)
Mahyar Abousaeedi '04 (Cinematographer)
Margaret Spencer '19 (Story Artist)
Charles Roven (Producer)
The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window (Netflix)
Brittney Segal '11 (Executive Producer)
Jennifer Van Goethem '00 (Editor)
Stephanie Willis '09 (Editor)