The 89th Academy Awards was political, entertaining, and for the most part well-executed, with the exception of the Best Picture blunder that will forever be remembered in Oscar history.Read More
The USC MISC production Big Data: Biomedicine, the first in a series of films commissioned by the National Institutes of Health, premiered in Washington, DC this week. Additional screenings for policy makers at the White House are scheduled for later this month.Read More
"As filmmakers we have the ability to reach a lot of people with our ideas and as filmmakers for whom social change issues are important, we have an obligation now more than ever to express those ideas with clarity and conviction."
This fall, social change finds its way to our screens. Snowden, Seed: The Untold Story, Speechless, Deepwater Horizon, the 13th, Birth of a Nation. How successful do you think they were at addressing the issues?Read More
The Bridge@USC, an institute committed to converging knowledge across disciplines has pledged to contribute funding to student film projects with a science component, starting with the stories produced by the "Making Media for Social Change" class co-taught by Jeremy Kagan and USC MISC director Michael Taylor.Read More
The Pamoja Project premiered at the Rhode Island International Film Festival in August and the film has currently been accepted to screen at over ten festivals both nationally and internationally. Nominated for Best Documentary Film and best New England Filmmaker at the Massachusetts Independent Film Festival, the feedback so far has been wonderful.Read More
The 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, which aired on ABC Sunday evening, was a stark contrast to this year’s Academy Awards, a note that host Jimmy Kimmel pointed out repeatedly throughout the night.Read More
Digital data is being collected all over the world very quickly and has increased in quantity faster than anyone expected. The organization and sharing of this data is crucial to the ongoing work of biomedical research and in many ways the future of medicine depends on it.Read More