Inside UGA’s burgeoning MFA in Film, Television and Digital Media program, with Neil Landau
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Applications for the MFA in Film, Television and Digital Media program are due by February 15, 2023. Apply today.
The film industry in Georgia is flourishing. Generating $4.4 billion for the state last fiscal year, productions made in Georgia include a long list of box office top-earning feature films, streaming programming, commercials, music videos and independent films. “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” “Avengers: Infinity War,” “Black Panther,” “Stranger Things,” and “Loki” are just several of the hundreds of productions made in Georgia in recent years.
So, it only makes sense for the University of Georgia to have a top-of-the-line MFA film program, capable of pumping highly trained filmmakers into the marketplace. In this episode, we speak with Neil Landau, the executive director of the Master of Fine Arts in Film, Television and Digital Media program, about what the program has to offer. Landau explains the growth of the program, the new partnership with Athena Studios, which includes a 14,600-square-foot student studio space, the advantage for students provided by Georgia’s bustling film industry, the impact that the program’s many mentors, who are legendary producers, A-list screenwriters and award-winning show runners, have on students enrolled in the program, and more.
Grady College co-sponsors the MFA Film program along with Franklin College of Arts and Sciences.
Listen to the podcast episode on Anchor, or your preferred audio streaming platform, by clicking here or following the links above.Date: February 2, 2023
Author: Jackson Schroeder, Jackson.Schroeder@uga.edu