The First Episode of The Film Club Podcast is Out Now!

Film Club is excited to announce that their podcast, The SoundStage, released its first episode on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Radio Public, and YouTube. Club Vice President Bristol Barnes discussed Jordan Peele’s Nope with President Max Meyers and Treasurer Keller Hollingsworth and explored the film’s commentary on spectacle cinema and the landscape of blockbuster movies today.

The Podcast is open to any CofC students who wish to discuss film and TV in any capacity; just fill out this form and the club will schedule your episode!

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Film Studies Open House Wednesday November 9

Attention, Film Minors! This Wednesday, November 9th is the annual Film Studies Open House! 6:30- 7 p.m. Maybank 100. It will be a short and sweet event! Swing by to meet the Film Studies faculty, learn more about the minor, and hear about upcoming spring film courses. Snacks and drinks will be served.

At 7 p.m., the Film Club will be screening the classic thriller, Jaws– so stay for the movie and hang with the club!


Nuovo Cinema Italiano Film Festival is Back!

The 16th annual Nuovo Cinema Italiano Film Festival returns to Charleston November 10-13 at the Queen Street Playhouse in Charleston.

An immersive dive into Italian arts, language, and culture, the festival includes exclusive film screenings, talks with outstanding guests, and a series of special events. Over the course of four days the Nuovo Cinema Italiano Film Festival presents a carefully curated selection of the most significant films of contemporary Italian cinema from both established and emerging directors.

Classic Italian cinema cannot help but inform the contemporary film landscape and this year’s festival image pays homage to the great Italian actress Monica Vitti who died earlier this year. The film-still of Vitti is taken from Michelangelo Antonioni’s 1960 production L’avventura, the story often credited with propelling Vitti to international fame.

Free for CofC students and faculty! For the complete program of the festival click here.

See you there!

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Student Film Club Learns Filmmaking Skills at Trident Tech

Last Friday, October 21, the CofC Student Film Club traveled to Trident Tech for the annual filmmaking workshop hosted by Trident filmmaking professor Tim Fennell. Students completed camera exercises on a working set that included using a professional Fisher 10 Dolly and Arri Skypanel lighting; observed and operated the dolly during a “take;” handled different camera department positions like Camera Operator, 1st Camera Assistant and 2nd Camera Assistant; learned set etiquette on who does what and how to work on an active set; and learned useful sound tips as well. Additionally, a certified Steadicam operator exhibited how to create a floating camera look. Thanks to Tim, Randy, and the crew at Trident for making our film minors and club members feel so welcome!

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Meltdown in Dixie Screening TH Oct 27

The Avery Research Center invites you to attend a free Screening and Discussion of Meltdown in Dixie (2021) to be held 5:30- 8:00 p.m. this Thursday October 27th in the seminar room of the Avery Research Center. Don’t miss this important event!

Summary: In the wake of the 2015 Charleston Massacre, a battle erupts in Orangeburg, South Carolina between the Sons of Confederate Veterans and an ice cream shop owner forced to fly the confederate flag in his parking lot. The film explores the broader role of Confederate symbolism in the 21st century and the lingering racial oppression which symbols such as this help maintain.

Reserve your seat here!


Spring 2023 Film Courses

Here’s a preliminary list of courses offered next Spring that will count toward FMST credit. Please check back frequently for updates/changes. Click highlighted text for course description (if available).

ENGL 212-01*

The Cinema: History & Criticism

Prof. Glenn

MW 2-3:15 p.m.


ENGL 212-02*

The Cinema: History & Criticism

Prof. Glenn

MW 3:25-4:40 p.m.


ENGL 212-03*

The Cinema: History & Criticism

Prof. Bruns

TR 10:50-12:05 p.m.


ENGL 212-04*

The Cinema: History & Criticism

Prof. Bruns

TR 12:15-1:30 p.m.


ARST 240-01**

Arab Cinema

Prof. Davidson



LTIT 270-01**

Introduction to Italian Cinema

Prof. De Luca

TR 1:40- 2:55 pm


* meets the requirement for Cluster 1 of the FMST minor
** meets the requirement for Cluster 2 of the FMST minor
*** meets the requirement for Cluster 3 of the FMST minor

GRST 271-01**

German Cinema in Exile: film noir

Prof. Nenno

MW 3:25-4:40 pm


THTR 288-01***

Creating the Visual Language of Film

Evan Parry

MW 5:00-6:15  Online/synchronous


JWST 300-04***

The Holocaust on Film

Prof. Cappell

T 4-6:45 p.m.


THTR 350-01***

Introduction to Film Production/Film Art

Evan Parry

MW 5:00-6:15  Online/synchronous


ENGL 390-01***

Special Topics in Film: Alfred Hitchcock

Prof. Bruns

TR 1:40-2:55 p.m.


Majors-Minors Fair Wed Sept 28

Swing by the Film Studies table at the Majors-Minors Fair ( 10-1 on Wed Sept 28 @ Cistern Yard) to say hello to the Film Studies faculty and to meet some of the Film Club leaders. We’d love to tell you more about the minor and the film club. If you’re already a minor, swing by to say hi!

See you there!

Film Studies Minor Reflects on Summer Internship at HBO’s Righteous Gemstones

By: Peyton Brotzman, senior, Film Studies Minor

Over the summer I had the great opportunity of working as a Production Accounting Intern for HBO’s Righteous Gemstones Season 3, filmed here in Charleston. During this time, I  learned not only about what all goes into producing a film on set, but also how much work is done on the ‘backside’ of production to keep everything running smoothly.

The team I worked under was the production accounting department, and they were trained me for several jobs inthe office. I helped process ‘P cards’ (or payment credit cards) for purchases made by various departments and scanned and filed checks into their new ‘Covid-friendly’ electronic system. I was also in charge of organizing the large and complicated production calendars so that each team member could keep up to date with which episode to code payments to. My bosses were super supportive and eager to teach me what all their individual jobs were. I have a newfound appreciation for the teams that work behind the scenes on TV shows and movies, communicating with every other department (locations, costumes, set design etc.) in order to have a comprehensive collection data to send back to the studio.

By far one of the coolest experiences I had for this job was when my boss was able to land me a few shifts to work on set as a production assistant. I was given lock up positions and had to monitor the flow of the various teams working together on my headset. I was a vital part of filming and got to experience everyone collaborating to perfect and film various scenes. The entire internship was an invaluable experience that has encouraged me to continue on a path where film will be a big component of my life. I can’t thank the Righteous Gemstones team and my film professor Dr. Bruns enough for helping me land this opportunity and experience it to the fullest.

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Congratulations to our Film Studies graduates, class of ’22!

We are delighted to offer our congratulations to the following students who have graduated with a Film Studies minor:

Jennifer Ashikari (COMM)

Tayler Bell (ARTM)

Mollie Bowman (ENGL)

Devon Bush (EXSC)

Connor Combs (THTR)

Alice Ohlandt (ENGL)

Camille Orzech (PSYC)

Mary Elizabeth Ray (ENGL)

Lillie Sauls (MKTG)

Caroline Schneider (COMM)

Tally Sessions (INTL)

Edmund Ting (BGST)

Jack Wedge (ENGL)


We couldn’t be more proud of all of you, and we wish you all best with your future endeavors!

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Netflix series “Outer Banks” seeks extras for its new season

According to a Post & Courier press release, the Casting Director for the Netflix series “Outer Banks” is seeking extras for its new season. The series, which is being shot on location here in Charleston, is going into its 3rd season. Kayln Oyer of the P&C story writes, “The show stars the ‘Pogues’ and the ‘Kooks,’ two rival high school groups, on the hunt for buried treasure with quite some dangerous and exciting twists and turns on their adventure. An actress from Charleston, Madelyn Cline, plays leading character Sarah Cameron, alongside Chase Stokes (John B), Madison Bailey (Kiara), Rudy Pankow (JJ) and Jonathan Daviss (Pope).

Extras Casting Director Kimmie Stewart told The Post and Courier the show is currently looking for extras for the third season.

Stewart said casting calls for “Outer Banks” are posted regularly on the group Facebook page at and Instagram page at”


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