News Archive

Film and Media Studies Lecturer Matt Porterfield Named 2019 Guggenheim Fellow

The Film and Media Studies Program is proud to announce that lecturer Matt Porterfield has been awarded a 2019 Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship in Film-Video. Appointed on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise, the fellows were chosen from a pool of almost three thousand applicants.

Christine Vachon, Independent Film Producer Visits Hopkins

On Friday, April 12, independent film producer Christine Vachon visits the SNF Parkway Theatre as the seventh Visiting Artist in the Johns Hopkins University Film and Media Studies Bachelor of Arts Program’s 2018-19 Visiting Artist Series. This event is presented in partnership by the Maryland Film Festival, JHU Film & Media Studies Program, and the […]

FMS Students Serve as First Readers for the 2019 Baltimore Screenwriters Competition

Again this year, FMS students supported the local cinema scene by providing script coverage for the Baltimore Screenwriters Competition, sponsored by the Baltimore Office for Promotion and the Arts. Winners will be announced on Saturday, May 11 at the Maryland Film Festival. Under the supervision of FMS Senior Lecturer Lucy Bucknell, four seniors covered features […]

FMS Welcomes MAD MEN Writer/Producer Jonathan Abrahams

JHU’s Bachelor of Arts in Film and Media Studies is pleased to present television writer and producer JONATHAN ABRAHAMS (JHU ’89) as the sixth of the Visiting Artists for the 2018-19 school year!  Mr. Abrahams is known for writing and producing for MAD MEN, but he is also known for RAISING THE BAR, GREEK, HAVEN, […]

Award-Winning Cinematographer Bradford Young to Speak at the Parkway Theatre

The Film and Media Studies Program, in partnership with the SNF Parkway Theatre, is proud to present an evening with Bradford Young on February 22, 2019 at 6:00PM at the Parkway Theatre.  Mr. Young is the award-winning cinematographer of Selma, Arrival, and Solo: A Star Wars Story.   He has twice won the Best Cinematography award […]

Film and Media Studies Welcomes Larry Doyle

Larry Doyle, former staff writer for The Simpsons will be conducting a 3-session television writing workshop for Film and Media Studies majors and minors in March 2019.  If you would like more information about this exciting opportunity, email

Comedy Sketch Writing Workshop with Zack Bornstein

Zack Bornstein, emmy-nominated former staff writer for Saturday Night Live will be visiting Hopkins in December for a sketch writing workshop.  This opportunity is only available to Film and Media Studies majors and minors.  To find out more about this exciting opportunity email

Artist Talk with JHU Alum Sarah Salovaara

Film and Media Studies is proud to announce that Alum Sarah Salovaara will be visiting us on November 9 and 10 for a Q&A and masterclass.  Sarah is the creator of the highly successful webseries Let Me Die a Nun which was on IndieWire’s 2017 list of best webseries.  Q&A/Artist talk – November 9 at 7:00PM […]