Department of Communication Arts alumni Adam Horowitz ('93) and Eddy Kitsis ('93) reflected on their rise from aspiring writers to executive producers/writers of ABC's hit network drama Lost.
The Department of Communication Arts was pleased to host a special event to honor distinguished University of Wisconsin - Madison alumnus Walter Mirisch (History, '42). Over 100 guests from the Department and campus recognized and learned about Mr. Mirisch's many achievements. Among campus leaders in attendance were:
Academy Award nominated documentary filmmaker Glenn Silber ('72) recently discussed his experiences, techniques, and approach to documentary filmmaking in Professor Bill Brown's Comm Arts 651: Advanced Video Production & Direction class.
At the 81st Academy Awards Ceremony on February 22, 2009, Director Megan Mylan won anOscar for Best Documentary Short Subject for her documentary Smile Pinki (2008). In her acceptance speech, she noted:
"Documentary, like all filmmaking, is a complete team sport, and I'd like to thank my editor Purcell Carson...and from HBO Sheila Nevins and Lisa Heller."