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Category: School of Cinema and Media Arts

  • Cinema and Media Arts Alumni Collaborate on Independent Feature Film

    Space Waves explores friendship, romance and life in a small town

    Nate Bell — 

    Two friends in the film Space Waves endeavor to catapult their podcast to the top of the iTunes chart. Spencer Whiteout (’18) and Andrew Baer (’...

  • Cinema and Media Arts Alumna Launches Her Career at Disney

    Sierra Stoltzfus (’20) shares how her internship led to her first industry job

    Nate Bell — 

    Sierra Stoltzfus (’20) had been applying for internships with Disney since her junior year at Biola University. As a School of Cinema and Media...

  • Cinema and Media Arts Alumnus Debuts Feature Film at Christian Film Festival

    Marco Zambrana (’19) wrote and directed “Rubaru,” a drama about the trials of marriage

    Nate Bell — 

    Alumnus Marco Zambrana (’19) directed the feature-length film “Rubaru” during his senior year at Biola University’s School of Cinema and Media...

  • Cinema and Media Arts Alumna Receives Blackstone Legal Fellowship

    Sofia Silva (’19) is training for a career in entertainment business law

    Nate Bell — 

    During her junior year of high school, alumna Sofia Silva (’19) decided she wanted to pursue film and study it in a Christian environment. When...

  • Variety Magazine Names Biola One of the Best Film Schools in the World

    Biola’s School of Cinema and Media Arts is highlighted in Variety’s entertainment education report for fourth consecutive year

    Joe Conway — 

    Biola University’s School of Cinema and Media Arts is listed as one of 50 best film schools around the world by Variety’s recently released...

  • On Set During COVID-19: Cinema and Media Arts Alumna Shares Her Experience

    Rebecca Baliko (’20) entered the film industry at the height of the pandemic

    Nate Bell — 

    Rebecca Baliko (’20) graduated from Biola University during what is arguably the most chaotic period of the COVID-19 crisis. With less than two...

  • Cinema and Media Arts Alumna Joins the Directors Guild of America

    Olivia Hernandez (’14) finished her DGA training in January

    Nate Bell — 

    Alumna Olivia Hernandez (’14) wanted a career as an AD — assistant director — ever since she was a freshman at Biola University. An AD is the...

  • Alumnus Releases Book on American Filmmaker Terrence Malick

    Joshua Sikora (’06) takes a deeper look into filmmaker Terrence Malick in his book 'A Critical Companion to Terrence Malick'

    Nate Bell — 

    Since graduating from Biola University’s School of Cinema and Media Arts in 2006, Joshua Sikora has produced and distributed several pioneering...

  • Biola University Professor’s Film Receives Five Award Nominations

    Camille Tucker co-wrote the screenplay for the film The Clark Sisters: First Ladies of Gospel

    Sarah Dougher — 

    Biola University professor of writing for film and TV, Camille Tucker, co-wrote with Sylvia Jones the screenplay for the film The Clark Sisters:...

  • Alumnus Tom McCarty’s Recent Film “Mank” Nominated for Six Golden Globes

    McCarty shares about his journey working in the film industry and his most recent project

    Nate Bell — 

    Tom McCarty (’96) is one of the busiest Biola University alumni working in the entertainment industry today. Since graduating from Biola...

  • Biola University Alumnus Nominated for Prestigious Cinematography Award

    Andrés Aragón (’19) is one of five nominees recognized for the American Society of Cinematography 2020 Student Heritage Award

    Sarah Dougher — 

    On Jan. 12, 2021, Biola University alumnus Andrés “Andy” Aragón (’19) sat in a Zoom call and learned exciting news. Aragón found out that he had...

  • School of Cinema and Media Arts Creatively Adjusts to Remote Learning

    In response to COVID-19, film professors adapted to make a film education accessible for students remotely

    Vanessa Morales — 

    Media Production is a collaborative hands-on major at Biola University’s School of Cinema and Media Arts. Due to the pandemic, the school had to...

  • Student-Directed Film is First Ever Student Film to be Widely Distributed

    Director and writer Calen Coates (’18) overcame difficulties while shooting the film to eventually secure it a spot on Amazon Prime Video

    Sarah Dougher — 

    Alumnus Calen Coates (’18) had the idea in mind for his recent film Wrapped during his senior year of high school. Once he came to study at Biola...

  • Nate Bell — 

    Biola University Cinema and Media Arts alumnus Brian Ulrich (’12) wrote, produced, and directed his first feature, Last Three Days, a dramatic,...

  • Alumna Megan Scott Explores Virtual Reality with Oculus Fellowship

    Recent Cinema & Media Arts graduate uses her knowledge gained in the classroom to develop her VR career

    Nate Bell — 

    Biola University alumna Megan Scott (’20) graduated last spring and hit the ground running with a prestigious internship and a fellowship, each...

  • Alumnus Releases Documentary Series “Honor Guard” on Amazon

    Cinema and Media Arts alumnus Ethan Morse (‘12) spent three years filming the Army’s oldest active regiment

    Nate Bell — 

    Biola University School of Cinema and Media Arts alumnus Ethan Morse (’12) recently completed a four-part documentary series, Honor Guard, to...

  • Biolans Win Award for Work on TV Series, Brilla

    Alumnae Claire Burdick and Hannah Serrano share how their Biola education led them to success

    Joy Blea — 

    A 2020 Telly Award recognizes Biola University alumnae Claire Burdick (’14) and Hannah Serrano (’15) for their work on the JUCE TV series Brilla....

  • Biola University School of Cinema and Media Arts Named to The Wrap’s Top 50 Film Schools

    The list highlights the school’s new dean, Tom Halleen, and internship opportunities

    Sarah Dougher — 

    Biola University’s School of Cinema and Media Arts was named to The Wrap’s Top 50 Film Schools list. Biola is excited to be included on the list,...

  • Alumnus Stephen Yao Edits Disney Documentary “Howard”

    The School of Cinema and Media Arts graduate finishes a three-year journey with the premiere of “Howard”

    Nate Bell — 

    Biola University School of Cinema and Media Arts alumnus Stephen Yao (’05) earned his first editing credit on the feature film “Howard” — a...

  • Alumnus Ryan Frost Reaches Audiences Through Feature Film “The Dark Divide”

    The School of Cinema and Media Arts graduate launched his company Public House Films to find a new way forward in film financing

    Nate Bell — 

    Biola University School of Cinema & Media Arts alumnus Ryan Frost (’07) produced the independent comedy-drama “The Dark Divide,” now out in...

  • Cinema and Media Arts Alumna Wins Filmmaking Competition

    Anna Matz (’19) awarded $50,000 to produce her film and will be mentored by industry professionals

    Nate Bell — 

    Biola University School of Cinema and Media Arts alumna Anna Matz (’19) was selected as a winner of the “Six Feet Apart Experiment” filmmaking...

  • High School Students in Indonesia Earn College Credit Through Biola’s Film School

    Biola University’s School of Cinema and Media Arts offered a new dual enrollment course for students at Sekolah Pelita Harapan in Jakarta

    Jenna Loumagne — 

    A new class offered by Biola University’s School of Cinema and Media Arts allowed high school students across the globe to explore the world of...

  • Alumnus Releases Critically Acclaimed Feature Film

    “Blood on Her Name” resembles a modern-day film noir with a strong sense of morality

    Nate Bell — 

    Biola University alumnus Don Thompson (’04) co-wrote and produced “Blood on Her Name,” a powerful theatrical feature which opened simultaneously...

  • Alumni Offer Wisdom and Training in New Cinema and Media Arts Course

    Popular weekend course helps prepare students to land and keep their first Hollywood job

    Nate Bell  — 

    Biola University alumni Sydney Patapoff (’09) and Nick Patapoff (’10) have worked steadily in the L.A. entertainment industry since graduating...

  • Tom Halleen Named Founding Dean of Biola’s School of Cinema and Media Arts

    Former executive vice president at AMC Networks will serve as founding dean of Biola’s School of Cinema and Media Arts

    Sarah Dougher — 

    After an extensive search process, Biola University has selected Tom Halleen , former executive vice president at AMC Networks, to serve as the...