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Film Studies

Film Studies

Nicholas Brennan (2015-2016)
Nicholas is a journalist and filmmaker from New York City. He is the director of the award-winning short films “Hard Rock Havana”, about Cuba’s legendary heavy metal band (Tribeca Film Festival) and “A Marine’s Guide to Fishing”, about a young veteran’s return home (The New York Times). He is a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts where he was a Willard TC Johnson Fellow in the Film & TV program. He has previously worked for ABC News, The New York Times, VICE and for national clients including Converse, AT&T, Jansport and Budweiser. (6/8/15)

Jaimey Fisher (2001-02)
Jaimey is an Associate Professor in the Department of German at the University of California, Davis. He received his Ph.D. from Cornell University in German Studies with a minor in Film and Video Studies. His primary research interests include film studies, twentieth-century literature, and intellectual history. Along those last lines, he is the coeditor of a volume, titled “Critical Theory: Current State and Future Prospects” (Berghahn, 2001). For his German Chancellor Fellowship project, he researched notions of youth and family in the late 1940s “rubble-film” as well as the debates about reeducation. The project examined the rubble-films’ ambivalence toward youth, family, and reeducation in the postwar reconstruction of masculinity. The book based on this project came out in Wayne State UP’s Kritik Series and is entitled “Disciplining Germany: Youth, Reeducation, and Reconstruction after the Second World War”. He’s now at work on a project on war films from the first half of the twentieth-century and is coediting a book on contemporary German cinema, entitled “Collapse of the Conventional”. (6/19/09)

Amy (Slucter) Taylor (1998-99) Amy is a screenwriter and producer who got her start on the set of THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS and went on to work for the Motion Picture Literary Department at Creative Artists Agency.  She served as Director of Development for filmmaker Kevin Donovan who helmed THE TUXEDO starring Jackie Chan, and she produced advertising and branded content projects.  She produced the award-winning documentary CHILDLESS BY CHOICE and raised funds for the upcoming feature documentary DESERT BLOOM, currently in production.  Amy is a partner at Reelbooks Inc. and serves as lead writer for Hallmark’s subscription video on demand channel FEELN where her short film POLAROID will be released in August of 2015.  Amy is a graduate of Stanford University and holds an MFA in Film and Television Production from the University of Southern California. (6/22/15)