Here are some Cinema Studies graduates and where they have ended up (compiled from IMDb and LinkedIn).


Brook Aitken (BFA, 1996) is a camera operator on various documentaries, including the Oscar winning film The Cove.


Usama Alshaibi (MFA, 2015) is Associate Professor of film studies at Colorado State University.


Stephanie Alpert (BFA, 2007) is a Production Executive at Netflix based in Los Angeles.


Jacki Altman (BA, 2013) is a children’s group coordinator at Temple Beth Am, Miami.


Sonia Amodeo (BFA, 2013; MA 2015) is a distribution assistant at Annapurna Pictures in Los Angeles.


Winter Ball (BA, 2001; DPT CU School of Medicine) is an orthopedic physical therapist at Wardenburg Health Services at CU Boulder.


Ines Barlerin (BA, 2013) was location coordinator on The Hateful Eight and a camera assistant on various seasons of NBC’s mega-hit show Survivor.


Adam Barenblat (BFA, 2008) is a motion graphics artist at Nintendo of America.


Thatcher Bean (BFA, 2011) is an Advocacy Media Producer at MASS Design Group in Boston, MA.


Cristina Benavente (BA, 2013) is an executive assistant at United Talent Agency in Los Angeles.


Natalie Bograd (BA, 2011; MA University of Texas-Austin) was a primary school teacher at Compass Academy in Denver. She is now Marketing & Communications Associate for “New York Cares,” one of the most visible and respected non-profits in the city.


Kelsey Bollig (BFA, 2015) is an award-winning writer/director/producer/actress who is currently in the festival circuit with her film, The Fourth Wall.

Mathew Budman (BA, 2010) was a film producer at Annapurna Pictures where he has credit on features like Zero Dark ThirtyAmerican HustleJoy, and Detroit.


EJ Callahan (BA, 2003) is a Film & Video teacher at the International Baccalaureate Program at Western Academy in Beijing, PR of China.


Mathew Campbell (BA, 2008) is head Film Programmer at the Denver Film Society.


Ted Chalfen (BFA, 2016) was a video editor for UCLA Women’s Basketball. He is now a producer and editor at NFL Network in Los Angeles


Nicole Cosgrove (BFA, 2006) is Head of Production at VICE Media in New York.


Melina Dabney (BA, MA 2017; MLIS San Jose State University) is Director of Library Information at the Mental Health Institute of Colorado.


Daniel Dávila (BA, 2008; MD Northwestern University) is a surgery resident at Froedtert Hospital and Medical College of Wisconsin.


Mariah Diaz (BA, 2019) was Assistant Editor for Moonshot and Jerry and Marge Go Large.


Taylor Dunne (MFA, 2014) is Assistant Professor of Film and Media at State University of New York-Cortland.


Kristin Edwards-Brown (BFA, 2011) is Programming Coordinator at The Outdoor Channel in Denver.


Adam Elbeck (BA, 2017) is Production and Treatment coordinator at The Directors Bureau in Los Angeles.


Matthew Nolte Evans (BA, BFA 2004; MFA Columbia University) is a WGA screenwriter who has written for HBO, and is currently an Assistant Professor of Screenwriting at the University of Georgia, Athens. 


Elisabeth Farmer (BA, 2012; JD, Santa Clara School of Law) is a Research Associate in the head-hunting firm Russell Reynolds Associates in San Francisco.


Brett Forrest (BA, 2011; MS Columbia U.) was commercials and promotions producer at FOX 31, Denver, and a digital producer at TEGNA Broadcast Media in the Washington DC area. He is now a documentary producer/director for the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting in New York.


Sean Forrest (BA/MA 2010) is Lecturer in Film Studies and Film History at the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs.


Kimberlee Granholm (BA, 2009; MS UCLA) is a media archivist at Apple, Inc.


Danielle Gerber (BA, BFA, 2007) was a production executive at American Movie Classics in Hollywood. She is now at Hulu Networks.


Sarah Goode (BA, 2010; MBA University of Denver) is Director of Marketing and Communications for Denver Metro Association of REALTORS.


JR Greger (BA, 2014) is Insights Operations Coordinator at Riot Games in Los Angeles.


Rachel Griego (BA, BFA, 2008) has worked as Creative Project Manager at high end companies like Playboy, Inc., Fender Music, and Kosas Cosmetics in Los Angeles.


Andrew Hafnor (BFA, 2013) is a production manager at Jigsaw Productions in New York. Previously he was a Producer at Shoot To Kill, an advertising production company whose clients include GQ, New Balance, Condé Naste, and Under Armour.


Anne Hecker (BA, 2010) was a script coordinator at Warner Bros. Television in Los Angeles. She was a script coordinator on the NBC hit show Blindspot and is now at Warner Bros. Entertainment.


Jamie Henschel (BA, 2017) is TV Literary Assistant at Paradigm Talent Agency in Los Angeles.


Jenna Hoffman (BFA, 2008) is a camera operator, focus-puller, and a proud member of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE, local 600) and the Producers Guild of America (PGA). She has recently worked on films like LA LA Land, Battle of the Sexes, A Wrinkle in Time, First Man, White Boy Rick and others.


Dawn Hollison (MFA, 2011) is Lecturer IV and Academic Advisor in the Department of Film, Television & Media at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. 


Nick Houy (BFA, 2005) is a film editor with top credit on HBO’s The Night of, Greta Gerwig’s Oscar-nominated movie Lady Bird, and Jonah Hill’s Mid 90s. He most recently has been editing Greta Gerwig’s Little Women (2019).


Chris Ingersoll (BFA, 2000; MFA, Loyola Marymount) is a digital compositor in Hollywood with credit in such recent hit films as Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2Rogue OneDr StrangeLA LA LandBattle of the Sexes, The Predator, and Jungle Cruise.


Haydn Jones (BA, 2012), is a youth commercial agent in the Los Angeles office of the talent firm Abrams Artists Agency/A3.


Rachel Joseph (BA, 2016) is a production assistant at Mighteor Media, a production company specializing in web marketing.


Michelle Kantor (BFA, 2001; MFA San Francisco State) is co-founder and executive director of Cinefemme, a non-profit corporation that since 2002 has been mentoring, sponsoring, and raising financing to develop film and art projects made exclusively by innovative, diverse female and female-identifying artists and filmmakers. Industry credits include RuPaul’s Drag Race and Gay for Play, and HBO’s Boardwalk Empire.


Georgia Kelly (BA, 2022) was recently hired as a PA for the Art Department on the upcoming Joker sequel, Joker: Folie Á Deux.


Paul Kubala (BA) is the Technical Director of Rendering at Pixar and previously held the position of Pipeline Technical Director at Laika.


Paul Lee (BFA, 1999) is an editor and videographer for Centre Communications in Denver.


Michelle Litton Ogaidi (BA, 2005) is the supervising P.A.C.E. teacher and Middle School Department Head at Forest Charter School in beautiful Nevada City, CA.


Daniel Loría (BA, 2008; MA New York University) is Editorial Director at Box Office magazine and Box Office Media.


Kevin “Kev” Magee (BFA, 2000; MFA University of Miami) is an assistant production coordinator with credits in films such as The Fate of the Furious, Gone GirlThe Hateful Eight,  X Men: First Class, and Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase. 


Phoebe Mandel (BA, 2017) is a production assistant with Showtime’s “The L Word.”


David Marek (BA, BFA, 2004; MFA, 2009) is Lecturer III and Associate Chair in the Department of Film, Television & Media at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.  


Kandice Martellaro (BFA, 2011) is a comedy writer for National Lampoon’s The Final Edition, assistant to the creator and executive producer, and a staff writer on the hit IFC show Stan Against Evil. She is now a proud member of the Writer’s Guild of America.


Mark McCoin (MFA, 2009) is Assistant Professor in the Department of Art & Art History at the University of Texas-San Antonio.


Jason Mercado (BA, 2006) is a Language Arts and International Baccalaureate teacher at ThunderRidge High School in Highlands Ranch, CO.


Paige Milne (BA, 2017) was a VFX production assistant at Marvel Studios and worked on the films Ant Man and The Wasp and Venom. She is now visual effects coordinator at MFX Studios in Los Angeles.


Joseph Miller (BFA, 1994; MFA University of Kansas) is Associate Professor of English at Columbus State University in Columbus, GA.


Allie Mills (BFA, 2011) was an assistant editor on the hit NBC drama Blindspot and at BentoBox Entertainment in Los Angeles.


Kate Mills (BA, 2007) is Lead UX Product Designer at Aetna in Denver.


Alyssa Moody (BA, 2008) is Casting Administrator at ABC Television Studios in Los Angeles.


Andrea Moreno (BA, 2013) is Content Marketing Coordinator of Original Programming at Hulu Networks in Los Angeles.


Kathleen Morisseau (BA, 2006; JD, Chapman University School of Law) is an Associate attorney at Korey Richardson LLC Law Firm in Los Angeles.


Alana Murphy (BFA, 2015) has worked as locations assistant in HBO’s Watchmen, 21st Century’s The Gifted, Paramount’s  Ghost Draft, and Sony’s Jumanji: The Next Level, Zombieland: Double Tap, and The Walking Dead.


Melissa Myser (BA, BFA, 2011; MFA, University of Illinois) was Assistant Professor of Communication Arts at Western Colorado University in Gunnison.


Tyler Nelson (BFA, 2005) is an editor and digital FX artist in Los Angeles. His film and TV credits include Gone Girl, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, House of Cards, Birdman, The Revenant, and the Netflix hit Mindhunter.


Marty O’Connor (BA, 2010; MBA Chapman University) is VP of Business Development for DIVERTCity in Los Angeles, and the Founder and Chairman of the Marty O’Connor Foundation for Progress.


Alexis Piñeiro (BA, 2015) is a video editor at KSL-5 TV in Salt Lake City.


Mary Beth Reed (BFA, 1999; MFA Bard) is Associate Professor of Photography and Film at Virginia Commonwealth University.


John Regalado (BFA, 2012) is an editor, director of photography, and producer for Fusion Media Group (a joint venture of ABC and Univision).


Tara Riedl (BA, 2017) is assistant to the CEO at Dichotomy Creative Group in West Hollywood, CA.


Larissa Rhodes (BFA, 2010; MFA Columbia University) is director of creative development and producer at Exposure Labs, the Boulder-based company behind the environmental documentary hits Chasing CoralChasing Ice, and The Social Dilemma.


Raine Roberts (BFA, 2019) is an assistant editor at Technicolor PostWorks in New York.


Danielle Salinas (BA, 2010; MS Metro State University) is a Mental Health Technician at Centennial Peaks Hospital in Denver. 


Gerard F. Sava (BFA, 1988) is a camera operator and second unit cameraman. His many credits include the TV series Gotham, and the feature films Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and American Hustle.


Kelly Sawyer (BFA, 2009) is an animator with recent stop-motion credits in The Boxtrolls and Booksmart. 


Shira Segal (BA, 2000; MA University of London; PhD Indiana) is director of the Film Studies minor in the Department of Art & Art History at State University of New York, Albany.


Emily Scraggs (BFA, 2015) is a an Account-Based Marketing Specialist at Broadcom Inc. in Boulder, CO.


Katherine M. “Cassy” Shafer (BFA, 2009; MFA Chapman) is a film editor and assistant editor; she recently had screen credit on the film Passengers the RBG biopic On the Basis of Sex, and season 4 of FX’s hit show Fargo.


Wenhua “Jimmy” Shi (BFA, 2005; MFA University of California-Berkeley) is Assistant Professor of Film and Video at the University of Massachusetts, Boston.


Eric Sievering (BFA, 1999; MFA Florida State) is a film editor with credits on hit “History TV” shows like The Curse of Oak Island, The Curse of the Civil War Gold, and Ancient Aliens.


Shawna Shultz (BFA, 2009) is co-founder and president at the award winning motion graphics company Mass FX Media in Denver. Their works include Chasing Coral, The Social Dilemma, and The Love Bugs, for which they won the “Motion Award” for documentary film graphics.


Rebecca Smith (BA, 2013) is a production assistant at Walt Disney Animation Studios in Burbank. She has worked on such films as Zootopia, Moana, and Ralph Wrecks the Internet.


Erin Steinke (BFA, 2009) is Program operations manager at NBC Universal Media.


Lindsay Stephen (BFA, 2011) is a set decorator in New York and a proud member of IATSE Local 52 and the Set Decorators Society of America. 


Eric Stewart (MFA, 2014) is Assistant Professor of Film & Video at Adams State College in Alamosa, Colorado.


Darra Stone (BFA, 2009) is a producer with Peter Greenberg World Wide, the weekly travel show sponsored by the United Nations, featuring the NBC celebrity travel expert.


Matt Stone (BFA, 1992) is an animator, director, voice actor, and one of the co-creators of South Park and The Book of Mormon.


Eric Stough (BFA, 1992) is a television and film producer and director and one of the creative partners of the Comedy Central series South Park. He was a producer of the hit film Team America: World Police, and he was the CU Boulder Commencement speaker in spring 2015.


Maureen “Momo” Tzudiker (BFA, 2002; MFA MASS ART) is a production coordinator and editor at the Cartoon Network.


Allison Veneris (BA, 2014) is a talent manager at Authentic Talent & Literary.


Allie Venrick (BA, 2007) is a costumer and costume designer, and a member of Motion Picture Costume Designers Local 705.


Anna Vrieling (BA, BFA, 2013; MFA Savannah College of Art & Design) is an animator at Hi-Rez Gaming Studios near Atlanta, GA.


Shayna Weingast (BA, 2010; MA New York University) is an associate programmer and talent manager at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York.


Daniela Weinreich (BA, 2018) is a production assistant for the Telluride film festival 2 years in a row, the first woman long term PA at Sundance, and has also worked at the San Francisco International and Mill Valley Film Festivals among others.


Amanda Weir (BFA, 2004) was post production coordinator on such hit films as The Lone RangerThe Jungle BookDivergent: Insurgent, A Wrinkle in Time, and is now post production supervisor on Netflix’s Mindhunter.


Grant Wiedenfeld (BFA, BA 2002; MFA UW-Milwaukee; PhD Yale) is Assistant Professor of Media and Culture at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas.


Jennifer Wild (BA, 1996; MA, PhD University of Iowa), is Associate Professor of Cinema Studies at the University of Chicago, and the author of the book The Parisian Avant-garde in the Age of cinema (1900-1923) published by the University of California Press.


Hanna Wold (BA, 2017) is assistant to the Executive Director of the Denver Film Society.


Alexis Martin Woodall (BA, BFA, 2002) is an Emmy Award winning television producer at Ryan Murphy Productions. She has producing credits on such hit shows as Nip/Tuck, GleeAmerican Horror StoryThe People vs. O.J. Simpson, and The Assassination of Gianni Versace. 


Paloma Woodehouse (BFA, 2012) was a set PA on Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight. She was a studio operations executive assistant at Warner Bros. Entertainment in Los Angeles, and now works for Left Field Labs, an app and website developing company in Venice, CA.


Andrew Young (BA, BFA, 2008; PhD University of California, Los Angeles) is an Instructor and Associate Chair in the Department of Critical Media Practices at the University of Colorado in Boulder.