Center of Mexican American Studies
Center of Mexican American Studies

CMAS Latina/o Media Makers Series presents Rose Troche

Screening with Q&A

Tue, February 28, 2017 | Belo Center for New Media (BMC 5.102), The University of Texas at Austin

5:30 PM

Join us for our Latina/o Media Makers Series!
Join us for our Latina/o Media Makers Series!

The Center for Mexican American Studies (CMAS) is proud to present the Latina/o Media Makers series, showcasing Latina/o film and media makers who have contributed importantly to Latina/o visibility and media production.

Join us for Part 1 of the series featuring Rose Troche on Tuesday, February 28th at 5:30 p.m. This event will feature a screening of her work followed by Q&A.

Rose Troche is an award winning writer, director, and producer of film, television, and new media.

Her film work includes: Go Fish (winner of the Teddy Award for Best Feature Film at the Berlin International Film Festival, the Audience Award at the Deauville Film Festival, the Open Palm Award at the Gotham Awards, and nominated for The Grand Jury Prize at The Sundance Film Festival. Bedrooms and Hallways followedwinning  the Audience Award at the London Film Festival. The Safety of Objects Troche’s 3rd feature won the Critics Award at The Deauville Film Festival for best screenplay and best actress, Patricia Clarkson. She was sole producer on Concussion which was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature and won Best New Director at IFP’s Gotham Awards.She was a consulting producer on, Cherien Dabis’, May In The Summer and Deb Shoval’s, AWOL. She also executive produced, Little Boxes which sold to Netflix in the largest purchase of the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival.

Troche has worked extensively in television directing the pilots for The L Word and South of Nowhere where she served as co-executive producer, writer, director and consulting producer, respectively.  Most recently served as producing director on Lee Daniels’ series Star. Additional television work includes, Six Feet Under, Ugly Betty, Law & Order and Finding Carter.

Troche turned her attention to the web, developing and executive producing Hunting Season. She worked with Rodrigo Garcia and Jon Avnet on their wildly popular web channel, Wigs, directing the limited series, Rochelle. She then teamed up with ITVS to write and direct, Elliot King is Third. She then created the limited series, Sugar PBS Digital which was released in March 2016.

Troche has also been working in Virtual Reality since 2014, writing, directing and producing the  acclaimed series Perspective. Chapter 1: The Party and Chapter 2:  The Misdemeanor which both premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2015 and 16 respectively.

Troche also directed an award winning music video, Runaround for The Donnies The Amys.

In 2016 She was awarded the Sundance Institute Time Warner Fellowship Program Grant for her upcoming VR comedy series LGBTQIA.

She returned to the Sundance Film Festival January 2017 with If Not Love.

Troche has shared her expertise within the field and has served as a mentor with Outfest, QAM, IFP, Film Independent, Nantucket Screenwriters Lab and The Sundance Institute where she has served as an International Lab advisor for over 6 years and an advisor to New Frontier Story Lab.

Troche is now working on her features; This Is Not Me and Wendy Drinks Beer For Breakfast and is continuing to develop her VR series LGBTQIA.

See photos from the event here.

Sponsored by: Center for Mexican American Studies, Department of Radio-Television-Film, and Center for Women's and Gender Studies

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