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On stage: Magic, gospel music, and an escape from enslavement

Rickerby Hinds, UCR playwright and professor, transforms the true story of Henry Box Brown’s harrowing escape from enslavement in 1849 America into a magic show in the first full production of “Blackbox,” October 5-14

Calling The Shots

Patricia Cardoso, director of “Real Women Have Curves,” is making a name for herself in Hollywood while guiding future filmmakers at UCR.

Taking Center Stage

Kimberly Guerrero embraces her role as a Native American actor while fighting for better representation of Indigenous peoples in film and television.

The Writer’s Journey

In addition to numerous childhood classics, screenwriter Stu Krieger has managed to write his own Hollywood story.

Student-faculty project reflects pandemic-era woes from UCR students' perspective

A project about Zoom... Zoom... Zoom, on Zoom

Filmworks 2022 Awards

TFDP is pleased to announce the recipients of this year’s Filmworks awards

Presenting the Department of Theatre, Film, and Digital Production’s 2022-23 Season

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 scenic artist and properties designer Kerry Jones, art is a way of life

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.

Professor Patricia Cardoso Named One of SlashFilm's 20 Most Influential Female Directors

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 invited to join Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

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.

UCR Student Selected for Television Academy Internship Program

TFDP student Camila Nalvarte has been selected for the prestigious Television Academy Foundation Internship program.

'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.