Congratulations to all the SFTV alums who received Emmy® nominations this year:
Christian Buenaventura (’05)
Dialogue Editor for Marvel’s Daredevil, nominated for Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series
Kahlil Joseph (’03)
Director of Beyonce’s Lemonade, nominated for Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special
Jason Krane (’04)
Dialogue Editor for American Horror Story: Freak Show, nominated for Outstanding Sound Editing for a Limited Series, Movie or Special
Chris McCaleb (’00)
Editor for Better Call Saul, nominated for Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Drama Series
RECA alums Christian Buenaventura and Jason Krane are both previous Emmy-winners for their work as dialogue editors on American Horror Story: Hotel in 2013.
The winners will be announced on Sunday, September 18, 2016 when the 68th Emmy® awards show airs live on ABC. For more information and a full list of nominees click here.
The reimagining of the classic show features a Cuban-American, newly single mom raising her teen daughter and tween son with the “help” of her old school mom, and will be crewed by showrunner LMU alum and SFTV instructor Gloria Kellett (Communication Arts ’97), along with writers Michelle Badillo (SCRW ’13) and Caroline Levich (SCRW ’14), writer’s PA Suehee Chang (WPTV ’15) and production assistant Bernard Badion (WPTV ’15).
SFTV is proud to welcome 18 members into its fifth cohort of the Incubator Lab. Co-curated with Film Independent, the Incubator Lab is a competitive post-graduate program that provides recent alums with the guidance and mentorship of industry professionals as they develop their first post-graduate projects, and bridges the gap between film school and the industry. This year’s cohort was announced at the LA Film Fest’s Diversity Speaks Brunch June 4, 2016. Congratulations to the new cohort!
Emily Aguilar (PROD – B.A. ’15)
L. Marie Anderson (PROD – M.F.A. ’13)
Morten Forland (PROD – M.F.A. ’15)
Terence Grant (WPTV – M.F.A ’16)
Terrence Johnson (PROD – M.F.A. ’16)
Jimmy Kehoe (English, SCWR minor – B.A. ’15)
Mariyam Mahbub (PROD – M.F.A. ’14)
Chris Martens (PROD – M.F.A. ’14)
Samantha McRoberts (PROD – B.A. ’14)
Chase Mohseni (PROD – M.F.A. ’14)
Ana Christina Perez (SCWR – B.A. ’14)
Bret Polish (PROD – M.F.A. ’16)
Cruz Quinonez (SCWR – B.A. ’15)
Raeesah Reese (SCWR – B.A. ’14)
Dani Shank (SCWR – B.A. ’13)
Elizabeth Tapang (SCWR – B.A. ’16)
Brian Williamson (PROD – B.A. ’16)
Taylor Zann (PROD – B.A. ’15)
To learn more about the Incubator Lab, click here.
Loyola Marymount University School of Film and Television Professor Glenn Gebhard received a regional Emmy® Award in the category of Best Documentary for his recent film Cuba: The Forgotten Revolution. The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences presented Gebhard with the award on June 18th, 2016 at the 47th Annual Lower Great Lakes Chapter Awards ceremony in Sandusky, Ohio.
Cuba: The Forgotten Revolution tells the virtually unknown story of Cuban revolutionaries Frank Pais and José Antonio Echeverría — a school teacher and architecture student, respectively – whose names seldom appear alongside their more famous contemporaries, Fidel Castro and Che Guevara. Through archival stock footage, recreations and exclusive interviews with Cuban revolution participants and observers, family members of the men, Americans who fought alongside Castro and Guevara, and a former CIA agent, we learn how these young men, who worked largely independently from each other, played critical roles in the eventual overthrow of dictator Fulgencio Batista y Zaldíva. The documentary was co-produced by WTIU Public Television from Indiana University, a PBS affiliate in Bloomington, Indiana, and aired nationally on PBS this past year.
“It was a great honor to be awarded an Emmy® for my film Cuba: The Forgotten Revolution. Many years in the making, I especially appreciate my colleagues who worked with me to bring this film to the public, and to everyone who contributed to the production. Hopefully the themes of this film will resonate beyond Cuba and highlight the importance of readdressing history, and understanding the reasons why history can be used in any country for political manipulation,” said Gebhard.LMU SFTV contributors include alumnus Tim Guest (Screenwriting – B.A. ‘10), who co-wrote the film; SFTV lecturer Mario Congreve served as the film’s co-producer and cinematographer; SFTV Recording Arts Department’s Associate Professor Kurt Daugherty recorded sound; Professor Mladen Milicevic composed the music; and Clinical Assistant Professor Gino Brancolini, the Associate Producer, contributed to both the scripting and editing of the film.
Glenn Gebhard is an award-winning film and video producer. He directs both documentaries and narrative films. His 2012 documentary Greetings from Fire Island received the J. Stuart Blackton Award for Best Documentary at the Long Island Film Festival and won first place in the 2014 Press Club of Long Island awards in the Arts category. His other awards and honors include the Fulbright Senior Scholar Grant; Ageis Award; Telly Award (multiple); Cine Eagle Award; Chris Award; Scan/Nato Award; Communicator’s Award; and Winner of the Boston Film festival documentary.
Cuba: The Forgotten Revolution is currently available on Netflix.