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Student Documentary Wins Film Festival Award

December 01, 2010


ramaTwo recent graduates from the University of Notre Dame’s Department of Film, Television, and Theatre won a student award at the 2010 U.S. International Film and Video Festival. Mark Lyons and Alex Wheeler, both from the Class of 2010, were honored for Trunk, their documentary short.

The University of Notre Dame announces the Publication of Pamela Robertson Wojcik's "The Apartment Plot"

November 05, 2010

apartment_plotThe University of Notre Dame Department of Film, Television, and Theatre and the Department of Gender Studies are pleased to announce Pamela Robertson Wojcik’s “The Apartment Plot: Urban Living in American Film and Popular Culture, 1945 to 1975” (Duke University Press).

Pamela Robertson Wojcik is Associate Professor in the Department of Film, Television, and Theatre and Director of the Gender Studies Program at the University of Notre Dame.

Jane Zusman, In Our Thoughts and Prayers

September 15, 2010

jane_zusmanJane Zusman, the Film, Television, and Theatre costume shop manager, passed away peacefully Tuesday morning surrounded by her family. Jane had been with the University and the College since 1991. She worked hand-in-hand with faculty and students, to whom she was devoted, both in teaching and bringing FTT productions to fruition.


Student play explores migrant issues, energizes London community

September 09, 2010

"Child of the Migrant Moon"

During the spring semester, students studying abroad at the University of Notre Dame’s London Centre brought the mission of the University to life in a local school play that was far from the typical gymnasium fare.

Led by Anton Juan, a professor in Notre Dame’s Department of Film, Television, and Theatre, the undergraduates helped bring to the stage the stories of migrant families as seen from the perspective of the children at Sacred Heart Primary School.

Anne García-Romero awarded Moreau Postdoctoral Fellowship

September 01, 2010


The University of Notre Dame Department of Film, Television, and Theatre is pleased to announce that Anne García-Romero has received a 2-year fellowship from The Moreau Academic Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, beginning this fall 2010. Eleven scholars received fellowships from this newly-established Program.…

Above and Beyond the Classroom

August 16, 2010



Javi Zubizarreta, a rising senior studying in the Department of Film, Television, and Theatre (FTT), says his and his fellow film students’ production ideas have occasionally thrown their professors for a loop.

“We’ll come at them with scripts that call for dinosaurs, monsters, WWII costumes, and all kinds of crazy production needs. And while they might shake their heads at first, they’re right there every step of the way, helping our visions come true,” he says. “When it comes to production, my professors are tremendously supportive of our creative pursuits. I’ve also had tremendous support from faculty when it comes to independent research.”

Notre Dame film student wins Princess Grace Award

August 13, 2010


Javi Zubizarreta, a University of Notre Dame student in the Department of Film, Television and Theatre (FTT), has won a 2010 Princess Grace Award from the Princess Grace Foundation-USA (PGF-USA).

In addition, Zubizarreta was a recipient of the PGF-USA Cary Grant Film Award that is named as tribute to the actor’s artistry as well as friendship with Princess Grace of Monaco and represents the PGF-USA panel’s high regard for Zubizarreta’s work and dedication to film. It is awarded to only one filmmaker each year.…

From Fine Arts Requirement to Professional Passion

August 08, 2010


Lydia Antonini, a graduate of the class of 1997, took the basic film and television class to “check off” a fine arts requirement her first year at Notre Dame.

Today, she’s director of digital development for Warner Premiere, a division of Warner Bros. Entertainment and recently was named to The Hollywood Reporter’s

Jim Collins receives 2010 Sheedy Excellence in Teaching Award

June 24, 2010

Collins, Jim

In recognition of his work as a scholar and teacher, the College of Arts and Letters at the University of Notre Dame has named Jim Collins, professor in the Department of Film, Television and Theatre (FTT), the 2010 Sheedy Excellence in Teaching Award winner.

“The Sheedy award is the highest award the College can give to a faculty member for their work as a teacher,” says John T. McGreevy, I.A. O’Shaughnessy Dean of the College. “The award recognizes Collins’ unusually wide-ranging influence as a teacher: with undergraduates and graduate students in their course work and thesis and dissertation projects, and with faculty members in the popular course he teaches each summer on pedagogy and film. Few of the College’s teachers can claim such a range, with instruction of such high quality.”

The Sheedy award was founded in 1970 in honor of Rev. Charles E. Sheedy, C.S.C., who served as dean of the College from 1951 to 1969, and acknowledges a faculty member who has sustained excellence in research and instruction over a wide range of courses. This individual must also motivate and enrich students using innovative and creative teaching methods and influence teaching and learning within the department, College and University.

Industry Experience—Early and Often—Pays Off

June 13, 2010

Film, Television, and Theatre (FTT) majors who concentrate in television get significant help with internships and other practical experience critical to professional advancement after graduation.

Long-standing connections that the faculty and the Notre Dame’s Career Center have cultivated in the local community and around the country open opportunities for students to find internships and networking with people working in the industry.

FTT Produces Video

June 13, 2010


The Department of Film, Television, and Theatre has turned its cameras on its own students and faculty to capture what it means to major in film, television, or theatre at Notre Dame.

“What I see when I watch this video,” says Department Chairperson Donald Crafton, “is the unbridled optimism and assuredness that distinguishes Notre Dame student from others whom I’ve taught. They’ve mastered the production techniques necessary for their creative work, they know the methods and the resources for scholarship in the performing arts, and they know that there is a network of alumni out there to help them with career choices.

William Donaruma Wins Two Accolade Competition Awards

February 02, 2010

William Donaruma Wins Two Accolade Competition Awards

William Donaruma, of The University of Notre Dame’s Department of Film, Television, and Theatre, has won two prestigious awards, the Award of Excellence: Feature Documentary and the Award of Merit: Direction from The Accolade Competition. The awards were given for William Donaruma’s exciting documentary, Strong Bodies Fight