“We were mirroring life,” said groundbreaking Emmy and Peabody award-winning writer, producer and social activist Norman Lear. The 93-year-old creator of All in the Family and The Jeffersons stopped by SFTV for the fifth season of the Hollywood Masters to talk about his exceptional life and career, and how television mirrors life – all with a Lear-esque sense of humor, of course.
SFTV Professor Glenn Gebhard’s most recent documentary Cuba: The Forgotten Revolution, which aired nationally on PBS this year and was nominated for the 47th Annual Lower Great Lakes Chapter Emmy® Awards is available on Netflix June 1!
The film amends history by telling the story of a school teacher named Frank Pais and an architecture student named Jose Antonio Echeverria, who were both critical figures in the overthrow of Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista y Zaldiva. Although not as well-known as the historically famous Fidel Castro and Che Guevara, both men played important roles in Batista’s eventual overthrow.
The documentary was co-produced by WTIU Public Television from Indiana University, a PBS affiliate in Bloomington, Indiana, and the awards ceremony will take place June 18, 2016.
See the full list of Emmy nominations here.
Watch the trailer:
As we call “wrap” on the 2015-2016 school year, the School of Film and Television congratulates all of our graduating students and also recognizes those students among the class of 2016 who were honored with various academic awards.
SFTV Student Awards (faculty selected awards based on department criteria):
Animation: Hunter Gibson (ANIM)
Recording Arts: Stefan Richter (RECA)
Production Undergraduates: Claire Andreae (PROD)
Production Graduate: Sadia Qutubuddin (PROD)
Ian Connor Cinematography: James “Billy” Yates (PROD)
Undergraduate Screenwriting: Rachel Sassara (SCWR), Elizabeth Tapang (SCWR)
M.F.A. Feature Screenwriting: Evan Romansky (SCWR)
M.F.A. Writing and Producing for TV: Terrence Grant (WPTV)
Academic Awards (based on GPA):
College Scholar: Claire Andreae (PROD )
Program Scholar: Katarina Klask (ANIM), Claire Andreae (PROD), Evan Schaaf (RECA), Kimiko Wotjena (SCWR)
Graduate Award: Frank Cohen (PROD), Evan Romansky (FFSW), Jonathan Talbert (WPTV)
SFTV Grad of the Year: Nicholas Pangilinan (FFSW)
2015 Student Service & Leadership Awards: Jane Chow (PROD), Sierra Hegle (SCWR), Peter Schrupp (RECA, MGMT)
Woody Woodpecker Award (faculty selected annual award for the Best Animator – winner receives a a Woody Woodpecker statuette and a $2500 check from the Walter Lantz Foundation): Micaela McCauley (ANIM)
Student Athlete Awards: Toni Boteva (PROD), Tyler Laboda (ANIM), Grant Lapovich (RECA), Jacquline Verdugo (PROD), Erin Williams (PROD)
As President Bill Clinton told Lions in his 2016 Undergraduate Commencement address, “Set the world on fire – in the right way.” SFTV graduates are well on their way.
Caps off to you, Lions! Well done!