Film and Media Studies Appoints New Director, Senior Lecturer Adam Rodgers

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Adam Rodgers, a Baltimore native who has been teaching screenwriting for the Program in Film & Media Studies since spring 2018, has been named the Program’s Director beginning July 1, 2021. Adam received his undergraduate education at Duke University and went on to earn an MFA at New York University’s Graduate Film Program. During his 20+ years in Los Angeles, Adam sold spec scripts and pitches to Universal, Fox and Sony, among others, adapted an L.A. Times article into the television sports drama Racing For Time, co-wrote and directed the theatrical feature At Middleton starring Andy Garcia and Vera Farmiga, was shortlisted for an Academy Award for Best Live-Action Short Film, and had his work selected for inclusion in the permanent Core Collection of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences’ Margaret Herrick Library. He is currently in production directing the short-form comedy web series Turf Valley, shot entirely in his neighborhood in Ellicott City, MD.