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SMS Faculty Melissa Friedling Presents Work on Animating Resistance

SMS Faculty MELISSA FRIEDLING presented the paper, “Touching Teaching: Animating Care and Conjuring Closeness in Contactless Times” at the University Film and Video Association annual meeting in July 2021. She also reflected on the incredible work of students in her spring 2021 School of Media Studies course, Animating Resistance: The Subversive Art of Experimental

SMS Dean Vlad Nikolic Produced New Film, The Drummer

SMS Dean VLAD NIKOLIC recently produced the film The Dummer, which has  been acquired in North America by 1091 Pictures. The film stars Danny Glover and will be released in November 2021. Glover stars as Mark Walker, a Vietnam war veteran who has become a lawyer and political advocate for soldiers

Associate Professor Neyda Martinez to Participate in the Sundance Producers Summit

Neyda Martinez, Associate Professor, Media Management, School of Media Studies and Co-Director, Impact Entrepreneurship Initiative is part of a select international cohort invited to participate in the Sundance Producers Summit with the documentary film she is currently producing “Bartolo,” directed by Leandro Fabrizi-Rios. Projects invited to participate in the Sundance Producers Summit