Summer, 2020. The summer when the world as we knew it changed forever. The summer I was tapped to serve as our department’s Artistic Director. Under quarantine and in the midst of global upheaval, I began the meaningful work of shepherding the creative work that our students would first embody, and then share with our...
For almost three decades, Kerry Jones has helped create dozens of elaborate sets for the slate of plays and films produced by the UCR Department of Theatre, Film, and Digital Production each year.
These are the 20 female filmmakers who have had the biggest impact on movie-making. Their films are not restricted by subject matter, budget, or audience. They are not inherently feminist. They are definitely not meant to be judged against each other. They're just really good films from game-changing directors.
Patricia Cardoso’s ‘Real Women Have Curves’ was landmark Latina cinema, but Hollywood shut her out. Until now
“I knew that movie was extraordinary,” she says of her groundbreaking 2002 film, “Real Women Have Curves,” which won the audience award at the Sundance Film Festival and went on to become the first Latina-directed film in the Library of Congress’ National Film Registry. “I knew I was an extraordinary director, but I couldn’t get...
Kimberly Guerrero, an associate professor of theater, has been invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in recognition of her 30-year acting career.
'20:20 Vision' showcases 16 autobiographical monologues by UCR acting students and their challenges of the last year
In March 2020, life suddenly stood still on the UCR campus, and overnight we had to adapt to online learning. As it became clear that a possible two-week hiatus was quickly turning into a year-long water-treading, the driving forces in the Theatre, Film and Digital Production Department (TFDP) became resourcefulness and flexibility.
Fifty dragon and warrior costumes? Check. Mythical creature props? Check. Original soundtrack? Check. UC Riverside Department of Theatre, Film, and Digital Production students, staff, and faculty members have been marshaling endless creativity at homes from New York to California in order to prepare for the department’s third full-blown production via Zoom.
TFDP and Creative Writing have found ways to adjust to remote learning. TFDP had a greater challenge because they had to adapt their productions and filmmaking classes, which are obviously very hands-on. The production staff has done a great job producing the department plays on Zoom, with the student actors performing from their own homes...
The coronavirus pandemic may have upended the world of live theatre, but the Theatre Department at the University of California, Riverside has found a way around it. They created a hybrid play, film, and radio drama called “At the Pass”.
"It’s not thinking about light. It’s thinking about what’s not lit,” said Ben Tusher, Production Manager and Resident Lighting Designer for UC Riverside’s Department of Theatre, Film, and Digital Production.
For the past week, six UC Riverside costume- and scene- shop employees have been sitting behind sewing machines, stitching together face masks for their colleagues. This dedication stems from their desire to offer another layer of protection for essential personnel who continue to work on campus in service of students.
Kimberly Guerrero knows how important it is to bring a character to life on the big screen. For this assistant professor with the Department of Theatre, Film, and Digital Production at University of California, Riverside, it is especially important when it involves a historical figure such as Wilma Mankiller, an activist and the first woman...
The 2002 film that placed a middle-class Latino family on the big screen is now officially part of United States cinematic history.