Frank Angones ’05 and Amy J. Higgins ’06 received an Annie Award nomination for Best Animated Television / Broadcast Production for Children for their episode of Wander Over Yonder called “The Breakfast.” The Annie Awards, which honor achievements in film and television animation, will be held on February 6, 2016, at UCLA's Royce Hall in Los Angeles.
Two films by three Columbia filmmakers are included in the Museum of Modern Art’s annual Best Film Not Playing at a Theatre Near You festival, which highlights the best films to appear on the year’s festival circuit that have not yet been picked up for theatrical release.more
Three films by Columbia graduates are among the winners of the San Francisco Film Society’s biannual Kenneth Rainin Foundation filmmaking grant. The award provides a total of $270,000 to seven projects that are in various stages of pre-production, production and post-production.
Alumna Katie Naka ’13 is working on an interesting, immersive theatre production. The Walking Dead Experience is a unique event that combines live performance, horror and a world already known to audiences through comic books and television.more
Dean Carpenter ’09 has been named managing director of About Face Theatre in Chicago. “We are very proud to welcome Dean to the About Face Theatre staff as we head into our 20th anniversary season,” Artistic Director Andrew Volkoff said in a statement.more
Simon Kinberg ’03 has had a wildly successful year, producing the critical and commercial hit The Martian, which has surpassed $500 million in global box office revenue. His plans for 2016 indicate that he has no plans to slow down.more