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Visiting Speakers and Other Events

CENSORED: Controversial Art in Modern and Contemporary French Culture – Film & Speaker Series – Spring 2020


More information can be found here

Ann Arbor Film Festival Tour

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Thursday 1/30 as part of our iLens program we will be presenting films from the Ann Arbor Film Festival Tour Program 1.

More information about the film festival tour can be found here and more information about our iLens program can be found here.


The Creative Career Path: Life After the Cinema Major

Friday 10/18 from 3-4:30pm
CMA Atrium, Buttrick Basement

Cinema and Media Arts invites current students and alumni to visit us in our newly renovated space and participate in an alumni panel on post-graduation careers. Come share your experience and ask questions. Reception follows. For more information, email To R.S.V.P., email mary.c.parkison@Vanderbilt.Edu

Rachel Abeshouse (VU class of 2013, B.A. in Film Studies, B.A. in Neuroscience)

Rachel Abeshouse is a Nick kid: She’s currently the Audio Manager/Producer on Nick Jr.’s forthcoming Santiago of the Seas; before that an Associate Producer on Nickelodeon’s Welcome to the Wayne; and before that, an Executive Assistant then Production Coordinator on Dora the Explorer and Dora and Friends: Into the City. She’s worked across many aspects of production, including in audio, casting, design, writing, boards, and post. She loves to make media that encourages kids to be gritty, goofy, and good humans.



Jeannette Francis (VU Class of 2010, B.A. in Film Studies)

Jeannette Francis is a film executive at Bad Robot Productions, the production company behind such films as 10 CLOVERFIELD LANE, OVERLORD and the STAR TREK and MISSION IMPOSSIBLE franchises. Prior to this she worked as an executive at director James Wan’s production company, Atomic Monster, and STX Films.