Month: June 2013

TCF Winners at Campus Movie Fest

TCF took three of the top honors, including Best Picture and Best Director at the 2013 Campus Movie Fest.

The awards were presented Saturday night on the Fox Studios lot in Los Angeles.  TCF students won as follows:

  • Best Picture: Manta   (Connor Simpson, class of 2013).  This is the top prize for CMF in the nation.
  • Best Director:  Connor Simpson for Manta
  • Best Editing: Alex Beatty (current student) – for Rise

Tributes to the winners (and a list of finalists/competitors) can be found on the CMF website:

Faculty News

Congratulations to Chandra Clark, who won two Telly Awards for “Communicating Superstorm Sandy.” She and her team won Silver in the Public Relations category and Bronze in the editing category. Additionally, Chandra was invited to work with the Alabama Fire College on a media project over the summer, and was also invited to be a Fellow in UA’s “Faculty Fellows in Service Learning Program” for 2014-2015. This is a highly competitive program, and we are excited that Chandra was selected.

Congratulations to Andy Billings, who won Top Paper Award for AEJMC Entertainment Studies. Billings, A.C., Angelini, J.R., MacArthur, P.J., Smith, L.R., & Vincent, J. (2013, Aug.). Fanfare for the American: NBC’s primetime telecast of the 2012 London Olympiad. This paper will be presented at the conference in August.

Andy Billings also had 3 papers accepted for the National Communication Association (NCA) Conference:

Billings, A.C., Brown, N., Brown, K., & Avery, A. (2013, Nov.). Everyone loves a winner?:
Relationships between medal counts, media exposure, and nationalism within a six-nation composite.

Angelini, J.R., Billings, A.C., MacArthur, P.J., Bissell, K., & Smith, L.R. (2013, Nov.).
Competing separately, medalling equally: Racial depictions of athletes in NBC’s primetime broadcast of the 2012 London Olympic Games.

Bie, B., & Billings, A.C. (2013, Nov.). ‘Too good to be true?’: U.S. and Chinese media coverage
of Chinese swimmer Ye Shiwen in the 2012 Olympic Games.

These 3 papers will be presented at the NCA conference in November.

Andy Billings also has two new publications!

Bie, B., & Billings, A.C. (2014, in press). ‘Too good to be true?’: U.S. and Chinese media
coverage of Chinese swimmer Ye Shiwen in the 2012 Olympic Games. International Review for the Sociology of Sport.

Smallwood, R., Brown, N., & Billings, A.C. (2013, in press). Female bodies on display: Attitudes
regarding female athlete photos in Sports Illustrated’s swimsuit issue and ESPN: The Magazine’s body issue. Journal of Sports Media, 8(2).