Welcome to the FTM Wiki page!

Consider this page your dashboard as a film/ media student in FTM.

You'll find links for equipment and facilities reservations, important production forms/ templates and more.

You'll also find the "FTM Events Calendar, which lists department activities, and the "FTM News Feed," featuring department news, internship opportunities and crew calls.

If you'd like to have something posted on the blog (special event, crew call), go HERE: https://goo.gl/forms/PDavSVnasL9UrFpa2


FTM shoots, screenings, speakers and meetings all listed below.



See below for updates on department news, internships events and crew calls. If you'd like something included, go HERE.

FRIDAY, 4/6, 9:30AM

A live video chat with world renowned masting engineer, Randy Merrill, and award winning documentary filmmakers, Meghan Shea and Michael Rogers, founders of Persistent Productions.
Randy Merrill, GRAMMY winning mastering engineer, STERLING SOUND
Credits include: Taylor Swift's "Reputation", Keith Urban's "Female", Maroon 5's "Red Pill Blues", Beck's "Colors", Imagine Dragons' "Evolve", Lorde's "Melodrama", Katy Perry's "Witness", Lady Gaga's "Joanne", Adele's "25", Justin Bieber's "Purpose", One Direction's "Four", among many others.

Mike Rogers, Executive Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Co-Founder PERSISTENT PRODUCTIONS

Mike has broad international experience working as a director and cinematographer with numerous production companies including National Geographic Television, Discovery Networks, Dog Eat Dog Films, TLC, Beach house pictures and The Smithsonian Network. In addition to working with major broadcasters Mike has been the cinematographer on a number of independent films like Up the Mountain Down to River, a character led retrospective of the Chinese Cultural Revolution, HBO’s Ghosts of Abu Ghraib, Moxie Firecracker’s; Thank You Mr. President and Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 911. Mike is able to seamlessly pair his on-set and directorial experience with his ability to create beautiful images.

Meghan Shea, Executive Producer, Co-Founder PERSISTENT PRODUCTIONS 

Meghan is an award winning documentary film director and producer. Meghan began her work in film at Washington Media Associates researching for Peter Jennings: Reporting on Guantanamo, the first long-form television investigation into the Bush Administration’s detention and interrogation policies. From these beginnings Meghan has continued to work on research and cause-based media programming and pair that with her background in the arts. This work has had Meghan working with foundations, artists, and brands to bring stories to the screen. Most recently Meghan produced the series ‘Recovery is Real’ on mental health and addiction for the 50th Anniversary of President Kennedy’s Community Mental Health Act. The films were presented by Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy in Massachusetts.

The U.S Embassy to the Holy See (The Vatican) in Rome would like to bring your attention to the U.S. Department of State Student Internship Program.  We are especially interested in students focused on communications, social and digital media, photography, video editing, and/or journalism. The deadline to apply for summer 2018 is October 5, 2017.



Calling all majors and minors: SIGN UP to join the crew of a capstone film shoot this fall. Don't have much experience? Don't worry. Freshman? No problem. Go HERE to read about the productions and express your interest in as many productions as you'd like. 

Your presence is requested at the
Thursday, September 7
Xavier G13
 At this meeting, you’ll get updates on department activities (including the 48 hours film festival to be held this September), meet the directors of/ learn about/ sign up to crew for next semester’s CAPSTONE PROJECTS, and more! Though we can’t 100% require attendance, four out of four FTM faculty members strongly recommend that ALL FTM MAJORS AND MINORS attend for their own good.
 See you soon!
-FTM Faculty

Voices from the Margins is the largest social justice film fest for college students in the country. We welcome short films on a wide breadth of topics: from poverty and inequality, to migrants and refugees, race, gender, environment/ecology, human rights, and beyond. Entries are judged by a prestigious panel including the Emmy-winning HBO director Alexandra Pelosi, and Ian Brennan, creator of the FOX hit series, Glee. There's no fee to enter and prizes include amazing camera gear from Blackmagic Design and a trip to Washington, D.C., to screen winners before an audience of 1,700 at the largest college social justice conference in the country. Full details are at filmfest.americamedia.org. Submission deadline is October 1, 2017.

Call for New One-Act Plays
Exploring Issues of Social Justice for
Theatre Fairfield’s 2017 production of

Theatre in the Raw:
The Lucille Lortel Festival of New Plays

Theatre Fairfield, the resident theatre company at Fairfield University in Connecticut, is soliciting new one-act plays exploring issues of social justice for its December 2017 production of Theatre in the Raw: The Lucille Lortel Festival of New Plays. The play(s) selected will receive a development workshop culminating in a fully staged reading. Submissions should include more female roles than male roles, and be appropriate for staging with 18-22 year-old actors. We anticipate that the playwright will be rewriting through the process, will attend some rehearsals, will attend at least one performance, and will engage in post-show talkback(s). Rehearsals will be held during the month of November. Performance schedule is as follows: Thursday, November 30th at 8:00 PM; Saturday, December 2nd at 8:00 PM and Sunday, December 3rd at 2:00 PM.

Theatre in the Raw will be produced at the PepsiCo Theatre on Fairfield's campus. The PepsiCo (no relation to New York state theatres of the same name) is a charming, intimate, renovated, barn-like theatre that seats 75 patrons. It is of a style in keeping with the spirit of Lucille Lortel's famous White Barn Theatre.

Theatre Fairfield requests the one-time, non-exclusive publishing rights of your play written for this festival.

Please submit your script in PDF format as an e-attachment no later than September 1, 2017, to Jan Mason, Theatre in the Raw Director/Dramaturg, at jmason2@fairfield.edu with the subject line “Lortel Festival.” A committee of Theatre Fairfield producers and faculty will select the plays for production and will notify playwrights by October 15, 2017. Playwrights are encouraged to submit scripts before the September 1st deadline.