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It was the end of my Sophomore year at Syracuse University and I was in the midst of my internship search. For all of my fellow students out there, I’m sure you understand the stress and struggle of sending in resumés, re-writing cover letters, and anxiously waiting for an email back. After many google searches I came across SunSpin Media, a media branding company located in my hometown of Buffalo, NY. They appeared to be a creative company with a solid internship program and I immediately knew that I wanted to apply. Shortly after clicking “submit” I was

Posted by Lillee Bellia

The British Academy of Film Awards winners were announced this past Sunday. The winners are consistent with those of past awards this season, so the Oscar race continues to come into focus. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri continues to come out on top, increasing its chances to take home the top prize at the Oscars against some stiff competition. Guillermo del Toro, Sam Rockwell, Gary Oldman, Allison Janney, and Frances McDormand all won in their categories for director, supporting actor, lead actor, supporting actress, and lead actress respectively. They all have emerged as favorites in these categories so winning here

Posted by Lauren Antkowiak

This past Sunday saw the Writer’s Guild of America hand out their awards to the top film and television writers. Jordan Peele’s Get Out and James Ivory’s Call Me By Your Name won big in the film categories, while The Handmaid’s Tale, Big Little Lies, and Veep continued their success with big wins in the television categories. The WGA Awards are not great at predicting the Oscar winner due to their specific guidelines making most of the Oscar nominated screenplays ineligible. That makes it difficult to compare the two award categories. One of the Oscar favorites, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing,

Posted by Lauren Antkowiak
05 February

The 45th Annie Awards

Animation, specifically Disney, holds a special place in my heart, so to see any and all types of animation honored at the Annie Awards is wonderful. Since its inception on 1972, the Annie Awards has sought out the best animation across all categories, even including student films. The Oscars only started recognizing animation, both feature and short form, in 2002, so the Annie Awards was the place for animation to get it’s due. Since the Academy added it to its roster, the Annie Awards have awarded films that would go on to win at the Oscars 11 out of 16

Posted by Lauren Antkowiak

On Saturday, the Directors Guild of America handed out their awards, further complicating the Oscar race. First a quick recap of the night. Instead of taking on the sexual misconducts of Hollywood, host Judd Apatow and presenters focused on gender. They expressed their disappointment in lack of women behind the camera, pointing out the great female films of the year as proof of what female filmmakers are capable of. Even though the film category lacked any female winners, the DGA made some strides in the television categories, with woman winning 3 of them. However, there is still a long way

Posted by Lauren Antkowiak