Shout out to Director/Screenwriter Miles Jay (Alumni ‘17) for his Music Video – JAY-Z: ‘Smile’ nominated for the Grand Jury Award at this year's SXSW! Check out the visually captivating Music Video here. Keep it up Miles, we couldn't be more proud!
Congratulations to Producer/Director Claudia Lonow (Alumni ‘13-14, ‘16) for the success of "Keep Calm and Tampon", her hilarious high school musical about menstrual equality and the availability of tampons. It has been playing in festivals around the globe, and debuted on the Ms. Magazine blog where you can watch this laugh-out-loud short! Share the link and help spread the word!
Shout out to Director Christian Loubek (Alumni ‘11-’12, ‘15) for his great work utilizing The Technique™. While in Africa casting a young 12-year-old boy for the lead in his first feature, Christian went back to his notes and shaped the initial workshops around his 3 Day Lab experiences in an effort to bridge the divide of languages and life experience. The kids just embraced The Technique™ and understood the concepts on an immersive level, with long stretches where no one spoke and only connected through action. Way to spread the concepts of The Technique™ in such a meaningful way, Christian!
Congratulations to Writer/Producer Melanie Holmes (Alumni '17-'18) for her World Premiere Play “Negative Spaces” currently showing at the Hollywood Fringe Festival! Check out the promo video here, and be sure to catch the heartfelt play this Saturday, June 23 at 7:30pm!
Congratulations to Writer Jackie Katzman (Alumni '17) and Producer Vicky Jenson (Alumni '16-'17 ) for their pilot “STONE” making it to the final round of the Sundance Episodic Lab! Way to go Jackie and Vicky, we know you’ll make the selection!
“WHY CAN’T YOU ACCEPT I’M A LEPRECHAUN??!!” Shout out to Actor Kian Morr (Alumni ‘18) for his role in Goodbye Charles now showing at the Hollywood Fringe Festival! Get your tickets here and catch all the zany fun this Saturday, June 23 at 1:30pm!
Shout out to Writer, Director, Producer Kimberly Bautista (Alumni ‘18) for her generous and extraordinary work raising gender equality awareness through her non-profit Justice for My Sister Collective (JFMS). Their work to uplift underrepresented filmmakers to tell stories with a gender equality lens is particularly timely in light of the Me Too and Time’s Up Movements. If you are interested in stepping in as an on-set instructor for the short film productions at the summer boot camp filmmaking series Kimberly coordinates for young women through JFMS, please shoot her an email and let her know at email@example.com!
Shout out to Emmy-nominated filmmaker and founder of The Webby Awards Tiffany Shlain (Alumni ‘09) for her 5th annual Character Day on September 26! Character Day is a global initiative where school districts, organizations, families, and congregations of all sizes screen films on the science of character development from different perspectives. Last year’s Character Day had over 133,000 events with 150 countries engaging people from Guam to Thailand, to Central Africa Republic and many more. UC Berkeley, Harvard, and MIT joined. K-12 districts across the country joined. And The U.S Airforce and companies like Intel got on board. Watch this moving 1 minute trailer and sign up today!
Shout out to Writer/Actor Lauren Campi (Alumni ‘18) for her short film “Take Me with You”! Currently in post-production, this 11 minute drama is about a young girl who wants to leave Earth. Be sure to keep an eye out for this short!
Shout out to Actor Alex MacNicoll (Alumni ‘17 - ‘18) for his 2018 roles in "Anthem”, “Sleeping in Plastic”, “The Donut Heist”, “You Can Do This”, and “Backseat” as Young Dick Cheney! Written and Directed by Adam McKay and starring Christian Bale as Dick Cheney, we cannot wait to see this unfold on the screen. Be sure to keep an eye on Alex and all his upcoming projects!