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Director Meredith Ward wins Excellence in Advising Award

Director Meredith Ward wins Excellence in Advising Award
Congratulations to Meredith Ward, Faxon director of the Film and Media Studies Program, who won the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences 2020 Excellence in Teaching and Advising Award for Faculty Undergraduate Advising. Some of the student nominations for Meredith Ward are below. “If the most basic role of an advisor is to give advice, […]


2020 Baker Artist Awardees Announced

2020 Baker Artist Awardees Announced
The Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance (GBCA) and the William G. Baker Jr. Memorial Fund are thrilled to announce the 2020 Baker Artist Awardees. As in the previous two years, one artist per discipline (Visual, Literary, Film/ Video, Performance, Interdisciplinary, Music) was adjudicated to receive a $10,000 Mary Sawyers Baker Prize. The Film and Media Studies Program is […]


Karen Chee, TV writer and comedian talks with Film & Media Studies students

Karen Chee, TV writer and comedian talks with Film & Media Studies students
JHU’s Bachelor of Arts in Film and Media Studies is pleased to present television writer and comedian KAREN CHEE as a Visiting Artist! Ms. Chee is a Brooklyn-based writer-comedian who is currently a staff writer for Late Night With Seth Myers. She has been published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and McSweeney’s. […]


FMS Students Serve as First Readers for the 2020 Baltimore Screenwriters Competition

FMS Students Serve as First Readers for the 2020 Baltimore Screenwriters Competition Again this year, FMS students contributed to Baltimore’s film arts culture by providing script coverage for the Baltimore Screenwriters Competition, sponsored by the Baltimore Office for Promotion and the Arts. Winners will be announced Saturday, May 2 during the Maryland Film Festival. Under […]


Practice + Process: A Night with Terence Nance

Practice + Process: A Night with Terence Nance
Thanks to the generous support of the Saul Zaentz Charitable Foundation, the JHU Film and Media Studies Program presents an evening with Terence Nance, another installment in the Saul Zaentz Visiting Artist Series.


Film and Media Studies Lecturer Matt Porterfield Named 2019 Guggenheim Fellow

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

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

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

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 […]