Friday, April 21, 2017

A $1 million dollar smile...





Two MFA film alums get the picture
Filmmaker Faraday Okoro
 Source: Phillip David Nondorf/New York Times photo
The chance of a lifetime at a $1 million grant to make a feature film is what young filmmakers were offered by AT&T in partnership with Tribeca Institute. We are proud to share the winners are School of C MFA film alums and screenwriting partners, Farady Okoro and Andrew Long, who pitched their screenplay, Nigerian Prince. They won the $1 million to develop their film, which will be featured at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2018. The winning film will stream on AT&T platforms, including DirecTV Now, according to Cara Buckley's New York Times story. Congratulations to our alum. See the story at:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/19/movies/how-to-win-1-million-for-your-film-pitch-pitch-pitch.html?_r=0


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School of C student wins Fulbright
Jakiya Pyron, of New Jersey, is one of four students and two alumni winners of the 2017-2018 Fulbright U.S. Student Program awards. Jakiya is an advertising major in the Strategic, Legal and Management Communication (SLMC) department. She will travel to Kenya to do peace work within the local community as well as partnering with the Kenya Justice Project in order to further the project’s goal of educating rural communities in Kenya about the property rights granted to women under the 2010 Constitution of Kenya. She was selected for a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship award.
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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Digital Exploration


Alumna Erin Winters '16, makes her mark, She is the first National Geographic Digital Correspondent. She was selected from a national pool of 600  people who applied for the new position. Congratulations Erin!