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Film and Media Studies Appoints New Director, Senior Lecturer Adam Rodgers

Film and Media Studies Appoints New Director, Senior Lecturer Adam Rodgers
Adam Rodgers, a Baltimore native who has been teaching screenwriting for the Program in Film & Media Studies since spring 2018, has been named the Program’s Director beginning July 1, 2021. Adam received his undergraduate education at Duke University and went on to earn an MFA at New York University’s Graduate Film Program. During his […]


FMS Students Serve as First Readers for the 2021 Baltimore Screenwriters Competition

As they have since the competition launched in 2006, FMS students provided script coverage for the Baltimore Screenwriters Competition, sponsored by the Baltimore Office for Promotion and the Arts. Winners will be announced during the Maryland Film Festival.  Under the supervision of FMS Senior Lecturer Lucy Bucknell, students were first readers for both features and […]


JHU Film and Media Studies Joins EAS, RIC, and WGS in Condemning Anti-Asian Hate and Violence

The recent attacks on people of Asian descent in the United States prompted the following statement from The Program in East Asian Studies (EAS), the Program in Racism, Immigration and Citizenship (RIC), and the Program for the Study of Women, Gender and Sexuality (WGS) at Johns Hopkins University. The faculty and staff of Film and Media Studies strongly […]


Film and Media Studies Siblings Work Together on Nurikabe

Film and Media Studies Siblings Work Together on Nurikabe
Curtis and Thomas Nishimoto were featured in the fall 2020 Arts & Sciences Magazine for their film Nurikabe, which Thomas wrote and Curtis will direct. The 12-minute movie, to be shot next summer, is described as a dark fantasy in the vein of 2006’s Pan’s Labyrinth and incorporates elements of Japanese folklore. The brothers discuss what drew them to Film and Media […]


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.