News & Announcements Archive

New Episode of Adam Rodgers’ TURF VALLEY on Youtube

New Episode of Adam Rodgers’ TURF VALLEY on Youtube

Episode 8 of Turf Valley, the award-winning comedy web series created by FMS Director and Senior Lecturer Adam Rodgers & Tom Ventimiglia, is now available to stream on Youtube. “The Game” features FMS alum Sebastian Durfee (’20) as “The Dad King,” a full-time dad-core lifestyle influ-vlogger.

Diana Peralta (’11) Chosen for Sundance Directors Lab

Diana Peralta (’11) Chosen for Sundance Directors Lab

Film and Media Studies alumna Diana Peralta has been chosen as a fellow in the 2024 Sundance Directors Lab for her project No Love Lost. When a troubled young woman brings her new husband home to meet the family, her devoted but insular sisters reveal the extremes they will go to protect one another. Diana is […]

 Ilene Rosenzweig, Veteran Producer and Screen/Television Writer, Visits FMS

 Ilene Rosenzweig, Veteran Producer and Screen/Television Writer, Visits FMS

Students studying Film and Media Studies had the opportunity to attend “Hollywood Rollercoaster 101,” a series of workshops given by JHU alumna Ilene Rosenzweig on strategies to survive the exhilarating highs and heartbreaking lows of a career in the entertainment industry. Topics covered included pitching, staffing, and adaptation – and how to enjoy the ride. […]

FMS Students Serve as First Readers for the 2024 Baltimore Screenwriters Competition

FMS students provided script coverage for the 19th annual Baltimore Screenwriters Competition, sponsored by the Baltimore Film Office at the Baltimore Office for Promotion and the Arts. Winners will be announced at the Maryland Film Festival in May. Under the supervision of FMS Senior Lecturer Lucy Bucknell, students were first readers for both features and […]

Studio North Tenth Premiere

Studio North Tenth Premiere

Studio North, the student-run film production company at Johns Hopkins University, will celebrate its 10th anniversary at its annual red-carpet premiere on April 24, 2024, at the Parkway Theater.  This year’s event will feature the two 2023-2024 grant cycle winning films, Cocaine to London by Devin Andrada and Red Prior by Sophia Lin. The Studio North Premiere is a highly anticipated event […]

“unravelling” by Senior Lecturer John Mann in Ethnografilm Festival

“unravelling” by Senior Lecturer John Mann in Ethnografilm Festival

“unravelling” is a dance for the camera film (S16mm) drawn from Rilke’s Eighth Elegy: “and we, spectators, always, everywhere turned toward the world of objects, never outward. It fills us. We arrange it. It breaks down. We rearrange it, then break down ourselves.” The film will be screened in the  Ethnografilm Festival in Paris, March 30. […]

FMS Student Dinner with Guest Speaker

FMS Student Dinner with Guest Speaker

Josh Shepperd, Assistant Professor of Media Studies at UC Boulder, brought his expertise to the JHU Campus last week, giving a talk to Professor Kyle Stine’s Cultural History of the Internet class. Afterwards, thanks to the Krieger School Dean’s Office’s Faculty/Student Engagement and Enrichment Fund, students got to chat informally with Professor Shepperd over dinner.

Senior Sophia Lin Receives Provost’s Undergraduate Research Award

Senior Sophia Lin Receives Provost’s Undergraduate Research Award

Congratulations to Sophia Lin for receiving a research grant to fund the making of her short film, Red Prior. Red Prior is a narrative drama short film that follows Ling, a pregnant mother in prison, as she struggles to overcome her grief after giving up her firstborn daughter. As she connects with a kindred inmate, […]

FMS Alumni Speak

FMS Alumni Speak

Distinguished alumni Alexandra Byer (’11), Diana Peralta (’11), Emma Needell (’12), and Max Bowens (’15), along with honorary alum, Jake Sally, came to campus on Wednesday, November 8 to talk about their experience as creatives in film and television. The panel spoke candidly with current students about the ups and downs of making it in […]

FMS Team “Reboots” SCIENCE REVIEW

FMS Team “Reboots” SCIENCE REVIEW

Film and Media Studies Director, Adam Rodgers, Senior Lecturer, Linda DeLibero, and Film Centre Co-Director and Director of the Saul Zaentz Innovation Fund, Annette Porter, are heading up a team that aims to return Hopkins to the national stage via a science-focused streaming TV series. Funded by a Discovery Grant, they are taking their cue […]