- May 12, 2021 Marymount Manhattan College is excited to announce the Fifth Floor Film Festival, a showcase of film projects from students in the Communications major. Premiering on May 22 at 5 p.m. on Youtube and at mmcfilmfestival.com, the event promises to be a fun and exciting way to support students after their year-long creative endeavors.
- April 27, 2021 Rosenthal ’18, a graduate of both Communication and Media Arts and Directing, will soon head to Cambridge, Massachusetts to study Learning Design, Innovation, and Technology (LDIT) at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education.
- February 24, 2021 MMC alumna Jess Agi ’10, who graduated with a BA in Communication Arts, has recently become the Executive Director of the Children’s Campaign Fund. Now in a leadership role of the Washington State-based nonpartisan PAC, Agi orchestrates the strategic plan for the organization, working with endorsed candidates to pass bills and legislature that address the issues faced by developing youths.
- February 3, 2021 Associate Professor of Communication and Media Arts, Corey Jay Liberman, Ph.D., along with Kevin Wright, Ph.D., has published a new book, Casing MediatedCommunication (2021).
- December 21, 2020 Associate Professor Corey Jay Liberman, Ph.D., along with Kenneth A Lachlan, Patric Spence, and Theodor Avtgis has written a new book, Risk & Crisis Communication: Communicating in a Disruptive Age.
- December 15, 2020 Assistant Professor of Communication and Media Arts, Tatiana Serafin, contributed to the article “How Perilous Is China’s Threat to the U.S.?” and spoke on how the U.S.-China relationship should be restructured into a partnership.
- December 14, 2020
“Good Morning America” Producer Visits NYC SeminarTaylor Rhodes, a senior producer for Good Morning America, did a workshop on what goes into producing a live, national morning show. She talked about the behind the scenes details as well as her career which started in the tape room as an entry level employee to rise to Senior Producer.
- December 8, 2020
TV and Film Festival Programmer Visits Capstone ClassesOpal Bennet, a TV and Film Festival Programmer (POV, DocNYC, Nantucket, March on Washington festivals) visited Professors Dan Hunt and Erin Greenwell’s COMM 403: Capstone Project 1: Research & Development classes and discussed film festival strategies for emerging filmmakers. She also lead a discussion about jobs in the film festival circuit and short film distribution.
- December 8, 2020 Please join us online December 7—11 for the College’s arts and social justice festival, Stand Up Speak Out, to raise awareness and support for the Bedford Hills College Program and Bedford Hills College Club.
- December 1, 2020 Hunter, a double major in Digital Media and Video Production and Philosophy and Religious Studies, has been included in the coveted Forbes 30 Under 30 list within the Marketing and Advertising category for 2021.
- November 23, 2020
Media Production Professor’s Film Goes to DocNYCProfessor Dan Hunt’s short film about aging in the gay community, Perfectly Frank, screened at DocNYC. It also won both the Jury and Audience Awards at Out at the Movies International Film Festival, as well as an Audience Award at Chicago Reeling Film Festival. “It truly was an MMC undertaking. Prof Erin Greenwell edited the film. Alum Christina Remley did color and grading. Alum Alec Martin was a Director of Photography and Katherine Brooke did Field Audio on location in Florida. It was fantastic and a thrill to work with so many people connected to MMC to bring this poignant story to a film festival audience.” The film has screened in Norway, Scotland, Australia and in dozens of festivals around the USA.
- November 13, 2020 On November 4, award-winning filmmaker Yoruba Richen joined Assistant Professor of Communication and Media Arts, Dan Hunt, MFA, to direct a virtual storytelling workshop for students in the COMM 112: Storytelling Across Media course.
- October 15, 2020 Thompson ’20, a recent graduate in Studio Art and Digital Media and Video Production, will premiere her short film, Patience Brings Roses, at NewFest Film Festival.
- September 28, 2020 The Doorstep, hosted by MMC’s Assistant Professor of Communication and Media Arts, Tatiana Serafin, alongside Carnegie Council Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev, is an international news podcast that invites listeners to challenge currents ways of thinking and to embrace a global perspective.
- September 9, 2020 Professor Tropp joined NPR’s Here & Now as a special guest to discuss the extreme lengths families go to during gender reveal parties.
- September 8, 2020 Joy, a short film written and directed by recent graduate Emilee Wermenchuk ’20, will be shown in the Online New England Film Festival from Tuesday, September 8 until Wednesday, October 14.
- September 3, 2020 Communication Arts graduate Victoria Bachan ’13, who has led a successful career in talent management within digital entertainment, is set to become the head of Talent Division of Whalar, an influencer marketing agency based in New York City.
- August 4, 2020 Cinema, Television, and Emerging Media major Ebro Marrero’s film, American Pulp, has been accepted into the 2020 Dominican Film Festival. Written and directed earlier this year for an independent study with Professor of Communications Arts Laura Tropp, Ph.D., American Pulp examines the decisions a man is faced with when he encounters a potential school shooter.
- June 25, 2020 Woodhouse ’21, a double major in Digital Journalism and Cinema, Television, and Emerging Media, is completing a virtual internship with Bloomberg News, working on the company’s U.S government team with specific focus on congressional news.
- June 3, 2020
Produced by Dan Hunt, MFA, Assistant Professor of Communication and Media Arts, and award-winning filmmaker Joy E. Reed, Little Miss Westie follows the lives of two transgender siblings, Luca and Ren, as they navigate through a challenging social environment. The documentary will make its national premiere in tandem with Pride Month on June 16, 2020 at 8:00 pm as a part of America ReFramed on the PBS WORLD Channel.
- May 19, 2020 As the end of the Spring 2020 semester rapidly approaches, our students have been busy with a wide variety of final presentations, projects, and productions, which have kept the College’s virtual campus abuzz. Across each academic department, the end of the semester highlights the very best in student achievement at MMC.
- May 18, 2020 Congratulations, Class of 2020! We are so incredibly proud of the work, dedication, and passion you have put into your studies while at MMC, and we can’t WAIT to see what is in store for you next. Please enjoy a message from our faculty, staff, and administration who wanted to wish you well as you start your next adventure. Despite the circumstances, we are all celebrating with YOU in spirit. Congratulations to the Class of 2020!
- May 9, 2020 Congratulations to Tracey Brooks ’20, a Communication Arts and Cinema, Television, and Emerging Media double major, who is the Class of 2020 valedictorian.
- May 7, 2020 Tatiana Serafin, MFA, Assistant Professor of Communication and Media Arts, hosted a discussion with Nick Gvosdev, Professor of National Security Affairs at the U.S. Naval War College, fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute and the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs.
- April 29, 2020 Maya Georgi ’20, a graduating senior in the English and World Literatures program with minors in Digital Journalism and Law and Ethics, discusses her quarantine experiences with complex family dynamics in a stunning piece, What It’s Like To Quarantine With My Old-School Abuela.
- April 29, 2020 Associate Professor of Communication and Media Arts, Corey J. Liberman, Ph.D., has been awarded a 2020 Teaching Fellowship through the Eastern Communication Association, a professional organization of scholars, teachers, and students of Communication Studies.
- April 28, 2020 MMC Alum (Digital Journalism and CTEM, 2019) and Buzzfeed Junior Staff Writer, Lauren Garafano, zoomed into Professor Serafin’s COMM 328 Digital Journal of Ideas and Culture.
- April 23, 2020 In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, prisons remain closed to visitors, and although MMC’s Bedford Hills College Program (BHCP) at Bedford Hills Correctional Facility and Taconic College Program (TCP) at Taconic Correctional Facility have managed to maintain modified academic operations despite severe restrictions on prison access, students enrolled in these programs no longer have face-to-face contact with their instructors.
- April 15, 2020 Reed, who co-directed the documentary film Little Miss Westie with MMC’s Dan Hunt, MFA, Associate Professor of Communication and Media Arts, led students through a virtual workshop on assistant editing as part of this spring’s COMM 405: Production and Distribution courses.
- April 14, 2020
Sound Designer David Briggs leads workshop for Media Production Students
Briggs’ workshop for our COMM 405: Production and Distrubution students focused on the power of sound in film. He also discussed career options in the industry.