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CARRY ME IN by Rebecca Penner (FMS ’21) Chosen for BFI Future Film Festival 2022, Nominated for Best Documentary and Best Experimental Film

CARRY ME IN by Rebecca Penner (FMS ’21) Chosen for BFI Future Film Festival 2022, Nominated for Best Documentary and Best Experimental Film
Carry me in, a 16mm personal essay film by Film and Media Studies graduate Rebecca Penner, tracks the filmmaker’s connection with insects from their childhood fascination to their development of late-stage Lyme Disease as a young adult. The BFI Future Film Festival is a United Kingdom film festival for young filmmakers, organized by the British […]


Film and Media Studies Welcomes Aaron Henkin, Radio and Podcast Producer

Film and Media Studies Welcomes Aaron Henkin, Radio and Podcast Producer
Students explore podcasting theory and practice with Aaron Henkin, who presented on December 3 as part of FMS’s ongoing Film Centre Fridays series. Aaron creates and produces original radio programs and podcasts for WYPR. His current project is the weekly podcast, The Maryland Curiosity Bureau and past work includes Out of the Blocks, which earned the 2018 national […]


Film Centre Friday with Katie Killacky, Actress and Acting Coach

Film Centre Friday with Katie Killacky, Actress and Acting Coach
“What’ll it be?” Senior FMS major Abena Ababio discusses her motivation during an audition exercise with actress/acting coach Katie Killacky, who met with students on November 5 as part of FMS’s ongoing Film Centre Fridays series. Through her Capital Coaching Studios, Katie has helped Baltimore/D.C.-area actors book roles in national commercials, network/cable TV shows and […]


Liz Hodes, FMS ’06, Producer of The New York Times Presents: Framing Britney Spears, Nominated for Emmy Award

Liz Hodes, FMS ’06, Producer of The New York Times Presents: Framing Britney Spears, Nominated for Emmy Award
Congratulations to Liz Hodes (Film and Media Studies and Writing Seminars, 2006) on her Emmy Nomination for producing the acclaimed documentary, The New York Times Presents: Framing Britney Spears. Liz began her career working in Production Management for film and television projects including: I Am Legend, This American Life, and True Life. After seven years […]


FMS Senior, Ellie Rha, is Awarded Provost’s Undergraduate Research Award

FMS Senior, Ellie Rha, is Awarded Provost’s Undergraduate Research Award
Kudos go out to FMS senior, Ellie Rha, for having her short film, “잘먹겠습니다!” (I Will Enjoy This Food) chosen for a Provost’s Undergraduate Research Award (PURA)! Provost Joseph Cooper (1991-1995) established the PURA program in 1993 with a generous endowment by the Hodson Trust. The program was created to support and encourage Hopkins undergraduate students to engage […]


FMS Kicks Off Film Centre Fridays with Rick Kain: Stuntman

FMS Kicks Off Film Centre Fridays with Rick Kain: Stuntman
On Friday, October 15, 2021 The Film and Media Studies Program hosted SAG-AFTRA, WIFV, and TIVA member Rick Kain. A Maryland Native, Kain is a veteran actor, stuntman, and stunt coordinator with over 150 film and television credits to date. His most recent work can be seen on Jack Ryan, Mind Hunter, DC Noir, Wonder […]


Curtis and Thomas Nishimoto Win “Best Student Film” in 72 Film Festival

Curtis and Thomas Nishimoto Win “Best Student Film” in 72 Film Festival
The film, “The Salt Incident“, by FMS Seniors Curtis and Thomas Nishimoto was awarded the “Best Student Film” award while also being nominated for “Best Cinematography”, “Best Under 5 Minutes” and “Best of the Fest.” The 72 Film Fest is an annual time based film competition where teams have 72 hours to make a movie. Based just outside the DC/Baltimore […]


FMS Senior, Abena Ababio, Chosen for Inaugural Peter Roth Internship Program

FMS Senior, Abena Ababio, Chosen for Inaugural Peter Roth Internship Program
Film and Media Studies is thrilled to announce that Abena Ababio, a senior in the program, has been chosen for the Peter Roth Internship Program being offered by the Paley Center for Media. This competitive, paid internship is named in honor of longtime television studio chief Peter Roth. More about the Peter Roth Internship Program. […]


Screenwriter and FMS ’02 Alumnus Zach Baylin’s King Richard Starring Will Smith To Hit Screens November 19

Screenwriter and FMS ’02 Alumnus Zach Baylin’s King Richard Starring Will Smith To Hit Screens November 19
Slated for a wide theatrical release on November 19, 2021, King Richard, screenwritten by FMS alumnus Zach Baylin, is already receiving glowing reviews.  With a 92% Tomatometer, this biopic of Richard Williams tells the story of an undeterred father driven to take his daughters, Venus and Serena Williams, from the streets of Compton, California to the global stage as legendary icons […]