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Emma Needell, FMS ’12, Discusses Her New Film

Emma Needell, FMS ’12, Discusses Her New Film
LIFE RENDERED, “an exploration of inner identity,” co-written and directed by Emma Needell premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival earlier this year. Needell returned to her native Colorado to shoot this exploration of love in the modern age. Read more in the Fall 2022 Johns Hopkins Magazine.


New Works Returns to 2640 Space

New Works Returns to 2640 Space
NEW WORKS, Launched by FMS's Jimmy Joe Roche in 2016, Returns to 2640 Space Friday, September 30, 8:00PM.


New Book by Laura Mason

New Book by Laura Mason
The Last Revolutionaries: The Conspiracy Trial of Gracchus Babeuf and the Equals is the story of a poor man and radical activist who fought to revive the French Revolution, and whose failure heralded the republic’s defeat. Laura Mason tells a new story about the French Revolution by exploring the trial of Gracchus Babeuf. Named by […]


FMS Students Tapped for Crew Work on “Turf Valley”

FMS Students Tapped for Crew Work on “Turf Valley”
If it’s a late-August chuckle you’re seeking, check out “Turf Valley,” a new, award-winning comedy series now streaming free on YouTube. Created by FMS’s Adam Rodgers and Baltimore School for the Arts’ Tom Ventimiglia, the digital show was produced on location in Ellicott City and benefitted mightily from the energy and creativity of JHU and BSA student […]


FMS Mourns the Loss of Screenwriter/Former Senior Lecturer Marc Lapadula

FMS Mourns the Loss of Screenwriter/Former Senior Lecturer Marc Lapadula
Marc Lapadula, talented longtime Senior Lecturer in screenwriting at Johns Hopkins, passed away on August 9th, 2022. Johns Hopkins Film and Media Studies mourns his loss. We invite our students to learn more about his work as a teacher and writer by reading this short profile in The Hub. He will be deeply missed at […]


Saul Zaentz High School Film Festival Brings Students from Across the Country to JHU

Saul Zaentz High School Film Festival Brings Students from Across the Country to JHU
The second annual Saul Zaentz High School Film Festival, a partnership between JHU FMS and the Baltimore School for the Arts, hosted a three-day event showcasing films by exceptional filmmakers from across the United States and Canada. In addition to offering cash prizes, the Festival also offered four free workshops with industry professionals, covering cinematography, […]


FMS Writers Room featured in the new edition of Arts and Sciences Magazine

FMS Writers Room featured in the new edition of Arts and Sciences Magazine
Interested in learning about writing for television — and getting a shot at doing so while at Hopkins? Founded in 2017 by FMS Senior Lecturer Meredith Ward and chaired by FMS Director Adam Rodgers, the Writers Room comprises 7-8 students per year who come together weekly to write 2 short-form web series, in an environment […]


Danielle Naassana, FMS ’17, Produces THE DREAM WHISPERER, Wins Audience Award at Pan African Film and Arts Festival

Danielle Naassana, FMS ’17, Produces THE DREAM WHISPERER, Wins Audience Award at Pan African Film and Arts Festival
The Dream Whisperer tells the story of the groundbreaking 1957, ’58 and ’59 basketball teams from Tennessee A&I, a historically Black land-grant university in Nashville that is now Tennessee State. The team won the NAIA (National Assn. of Intercollegiate Athletics) championship three times in a row, only five years after HBCUs were allowed to compete in any national basketball […]


“Brutality Police,” by Zach Byrd (FMS ’20), Premieres Tonight, 4/22/2022 on Sean “Diddy” Combs’ Revolt TV

“Brutality Police,” by Zach Byrd (FMS ’20), Premieres Tonight, 4/22/2022 on Sean “Diddy” Combs’ Revolt TV
Alum Zach Byrd’s senior capstone film will air tonight at 10 PM ET on Revolt TV’s Short and Fresh.  A show popular with filmmakers and tastemakers,  Short and Fresh features the work of rising filmmakers and is one of the signature programs on Revolt TV, created by Sean “Diddy” Combs and Andy Schuon as “the space for the unapologetic, authoritative voice of Hip Hop culture, which […]