Entertainment & Media Studies

Entertainment &
Media Studies

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Inside Booker T. Mattison’s filmmaking and teaching processes

Listen to the full episode on Spotify or Apple Podcasts. Booker T. Mattison, an associate professor in the Department of Entertainment and Media Studies at Grady College, teaches screenwriting and directing for the […]

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Bulldog 100 Honoree Interview: Trevor Williams (ABJ ’02, MA ’04)

This is one of a series of interviews honoring Grady College alumni who have been recognized as Bulldog 100 recipients in 2024. The Bulldog 100 is sponsored by the UGA Alumni Association […]

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Peabody adds to Board of Directors; names David Kramer to Chair of West Coast Board

Peabody announced that it has added several new members to its Board of Directors, including Grady College alumnus and Board of Trust member Jamie Waldron (ABJ ’88). Additionally, another Grady […]

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Bulldog 100 honoree interview: Marie Hunter (ABJ ’02)

This is one of a series of interviews honoring Grady College alumni who have been recognized as Bulldog 100 recipients in 2024. The Bulldog 100 is sponsored by the UGA Alumni Association […]

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Alumna Fardosa Hassan named Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellow

Fardosa Hassan, a 2023 graduate from the Department of Entertainment and Media Studies at Grady College and financial planning from the College of Family and Consumer Sciences, was selected for […]

Profiles of Tenacity: Dani García Pozo

Dani García Pozo’s love of writing motivates them to craft memorable stories and projects during their time at Grady College. Read more about their creative pursuits below. Why did you […]

Profiles of Tenacity: Abbie Herrin

Fourth-year Entertainment and Media Studies student Abbie Herrin loves all things film and television. She’s grateful for her community in Grady College which helps her pursue her goals. Why did […]

Profiles of Tenacity: Nick Selgrath

Entertainment and Media Studies student Nick Selgrath enjoys using his photography and videography skills to uniquely and creatively tell people’s stories. He views these mediums as an art form that […]

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2 of Lauren Musgrove’s projects screen at Sidewalk Film Festival

For the eighth year in a row, filmmaker and new Grady College faculty member Lauren Musgrove had projects shown at Sidewalk Film Festival in Birmingham, Alabama.  Musgrove, an assistant professor […]

Profiles of Tenacity: Kelly Gago

Fourth-year Entertainment and Media Studies student Kelly Gago uses the skills she learned in her classes to create short films and prepare herself for life post-graduation. She encourages students to […]

Grady InternViews: Xinge Lei

This is part of a series where we ask Grady College students to describe their summer internship experience.   Xinge is a fourth-year public relations student interning with Sahiyo as a […]

Grady InternViews: Rahel Kefetew

This is part of a series where we ask Grady College students to describe their summer internship experience.   Rahel Kefetew is a fourth-year Entertainment and Media Studies student working with […]

Grady InternViews: Taylor Shults

This is part of a series where we ask Grady College students to describe their summer internship experience.   Taylor Shults is a third-year Entertainment and Media Studies student interning with […]

Grady InternViews: Tee Dickinson

This is part of a series where we ask Grady College students to describe their summer internship experience.   Tee Dickinson is a fourth-year Entertainment and Media Studies student working with […]

Students to work on WWII documentary production crew in France

Grady College students will work side by side with documentarians in the field under an exciting new experiential learning partnership with the World War II Foundation. Five Grady College students […]

Three students take home awards at 2022 BEA Festival of Media Arts

Work created by students in Grady College’s Department of Entertainment and Media Studies earned high recognition at this year’s Broadcast Education Association (BEA) Festival of Media Arts competition.  Benjamin Otten, […]

6 EMST students, recent grads take home 2023 BEA Awards

Work created by students in Grady College’s Department of Entertainment and Media Studies (EMST) earned high recognition at the 2023 Broadcast Education Association (BEA) Festival of Media Arts competition. Syd […]

Recent EMST grad wins a top award at Atlanta Film Festival Screenwriting Competition

Jonathan Hyman (AB ’20), a recent graduate of the Entertainment and Media Studies (EMST) Department at Grady College, has received high recognition in the 2023 Atlanta Film Festival Screenwriting Competition. […]

#ProfilesofTenacity: Raika Kachwalla

Raika Kachwalla is a fourth-year entertainment and media studies major who is passionate about bringing diversity to the film industry. She served as the assistant director of the Backlight Student […]

TV as a lens into race and gender issues, with Dr. Laurena Bernabo

Listen to Grady Research Radio Apple Podcasts/Spotify/Stitcher   For many, watching television is a part of daily life, and those clips that show up on screens can begin to leave a […]

#ProfilesofTenacity: Demi Lehman

Fourth year entertainment and media studies and theatre double major Demi Lehman is creating her own path in the pursuit of her passions. Her involvement in UGA short films and […]

Alumnus Profile: Alex Woodruff (ABJ ’14)

This is the second in a series of profiles celebrating the work of our alumni for Black History Month. Please see the newslider at the bottom of this article for […]

Alumnus Beau Ward navigates a changing entertainment industry

Beau Ward (ABJ ’15) is a producer, director and creative executive at LD Entertainment. He’s worked in various roles in the entertainment industry, working on feature films, Broadway shows and […]

Events

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Prospective Student Day

Prospective Student Day is an opportunity for prospective high school and transfer students and their parents to learn more about Grady College. In addition to a guided tour, students will hear about admission and eligibility requirements and programs of study. Spring 2024 tour dates are Feb. 23, March 22 (virtual), April 12 and May 3 (virtual). Register here: https://grady.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_enQpNm1Ixq2GGIS For questions or to schedule a private visit, please contact: Marcella Genut, Prospective Student Advisor. Email: gradyprospective@uga.edu.

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DC Alumni Mixer

Calling all DC alumni: Gather at The Henri on Wednesday, Feb. 28, for this year’s Alumni Mixer. For registration information, click here. Please register by Feb. 23, 2024.

UGA Spring Break

The University of Georgia’s Spring Break is from Monday, March 4, to Friday, March 8.

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New Admit Day Spring 2024

Grady’s new admits celebrate their admission and learn more about the College at our bi-annual new admit celebration. Come meet with leaders and representatives from student clubs and organizations, and don’t forget to grab your free Grady College t-shirt!

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Prospective Student Day (Virtual)

Prospective Student Day is an opportunity for prospective high school and transfer students and their parents to learn more about Grady College. In addition to a guided tour, students will hear about admission and eligibility requirements and programs of study. Spring 2024 tour dates are Feb. 23, March 22 (virtual), April 12 and May 3 (virtual). Register here: https://grady.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_enQpNm1Ixq2GGIS For questions or to schedule a private visit, please contact: Marcella Genut, Prospective Student Advisor. Email: gradyprospective@uga.edu.

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GSPA Spring Awards 2024

The Georgia Scholastic Press Association (GSPA) annual Spring Awards will be held Monday, March 25, at the Georgia Center. More information will be released closer to the date.

Perspectives

“Since I’m interested specifically in acting for film and television, Entertainment and Media Studies was the perfect major to learn what working behind the camera was like and fill in the gaps about acting for film that my theatre major didn’t cover.”

Demi Lehman

Perspectives

“Taking Entertainment Industries instilled in me the background knowledge of the industry. This helped tremendously in being able to hold a conversation with the other interns and the agents. Being film/TV literate has also helped a lot in being able to connect with the people that are out here.”

Rahel Kefetew

EMST, Commercial Endorsements Intern, Creative Artists Agency (Summer 2023)

Perspectives

“This major, Entertainment and Media Studies, was the best way for me to learn everything I need to know before entering the industry. It also gave me connections I wouldn’t have gotten otherwise.”

Raika Kachwalla

Perspectives

“The EMST Intro Industries class provided a great baseline of knowledge. I am confident that I can hold a conversation with an industry professional on almost any hot topic. Without that course, I would feel like I had no standing to even be talking to anyone about the entertainment field.”

Taylor Shults

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