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Author: Dana Welch

Disney+ just announced that James McNamara’s TV show, “The Artful Dodger,” is slated for production.

McNamara is the co-creator and will serve as showrunner. The department offers their congratulations on this marvelous accomplishment. For more information see: https://variety.com/2022/global/asia/disney-largest-australia-production-slate-1235269682/ “The Artful Dodger” is an international premium character drama set in 1850s Australia. It is a well-known and much-loved story, with a twist. Across eight episodes, the scripted series explores the adult … Continued

Stephen Borunda has won the Graduate Student Essay Prize conferred by the Media and the Environment SIG of SCMS

Stephen Borunda has won the Graduate Student Essay Prize conferred by the Media and the Environment SIG of SCMS for his essay, “A Body Downwind of the Atomic Attack at Trinity: Mediations of Atomic Coloniality in Nuevo México.” SIG co-chairs Amy Rust and Meghan McDonald write that the judges — Jennifer Peterson, Carter Soles, and … Continued

Tinghao Zhou is involved in the production of a new short film entitled Hair Tie, Egg, Homework Books (Tou sheng, ji dan, zuo ye ben

Tinghao Zhou is involved in the production of a new short film entitled Hair Tie, Egg, Homework Books (Tou sheng, ji dan, zuo ye ben)  (Directed by Runxiao Luo, 15 min). The film was selected into the official Orizzonti program of last year’s Venice International Film Festival and it’s being included in the Women Taking Charge program at the … Continued

Ross Melnick and Allison Anders are interviewed in a new feature length documentary

Ross Melnick and Allison Anders are interviewed in a new feature length documentary entitled Only in Theaters (Directed by Raphael Sbarge 94 min). The film is about Laemmle Theatres and the precarious future of theatrical moviegoing at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival on Saturday, March 5th at 7:20pm. For a trailer related to the film, see:   https://youtu.be/1DFTlVoAwQo … Continued

Dr. Cynthia Felando is the new editor of Short Film Studies journal

Congratulations to Dr. Cynthia Felando as the new editor of Short Film Studies journal, edited by Intellect Publishers. Dr. Felando is an instructor in the Department of Film and Media Studies. For further information about the journal, see: https://www.intellectbooks.com/short-film-studies

UC Santa Barbara’s Response to the Global Pandemic

For more information on the UCSB Site Campus officials continue to work closely with the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department and with the Office of the President to provide our community with the most current information regarding the global COVID-19 pandemic. The university has in place a COVID-19 working group and a COVID-19 response … Continued

Celluloid Rebellion UCSB’s Carsey-Wolf Center to present “Subversives” film series of moderated discussions over Zoom

Subversive films have been a feature of cinema since the Lumiere brothers amazed audiences in the late 19th century. Today, in an age of upheaval that has so many of us on edge, we need films that tweak our social and political norms. Now, just in time, UC Santa Barbara’s Carsey-Wolf Center (CWC) is presenting … Continued

Statement in Solidarity with AAPI Communities by the faculty in the Department of Film and Media Studies at UCSB

    The Department of Film and Media Studies University of California, Santa Barbara April 9th, 2021   Soon Chung Park, Hyun Jung Grant, Suncha Kim, Yong Yue, Delaina Ashley Yaun, Paul Andre Michels, Xiaojie Tan, Daoyou Feng. The Department of Film and Media Studies conveys our solidarity and shared grief with our Asian and … Continued

Tara Miele’s new feature, Wander Darkly, a festival hit at Sundance and most recently at AFI Fest.

From an interview by Kate Fogg: Tara Miele’s (2000) career has taken off in the last decade- from working within the Arrowverse as a director for several episodes of Arrow as well as Green Arrow and the Canaries to her new feature, Wander Darkly, which premiered at Sundance, and screened at Hamptons and most recently … Continued