JHU Adjunct Instructor Gets Oscar Nod for “O.J.: Made in America”

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Documentary producer Tamara Rosenberg announced as graduation speaker

Johns Hopkins University Krieger School of Arts and Sciences is honored to announce that Emmy-nominated producer Tamara Rosenberg will speak at its 2017 Master’s Degree Graduation Ceremony on May 22.

The acclaimed producer was nominated for an Academy Award for O.J.: Made in America. The documentary, about two of America’s greatest fixations – race and celebrity – through the life of O. J. Simpson, was one of five films named in the best documentary feature category on Tuesday.

“Ms. Rosenberg has produced several poignant documentary films that tell compelling stories about oppressed groups that need their stories to be told. Her insights are sure to shape not only our graduates as they embark on the next chapter in their lives, but also future students enrolling in her class,” said John Caron, Associate Dean for Graduate and Professional Programs. “We are honored to have her speak at our graduation.”

With over fifteen years of experience, Rosenberg isn’t new to award season. Her work has gained recognition across the globe at the Tribeca Film Festival, South by Southwest, and the Sundance Film Festival. Rosenberg has received acclaim for 9/11: Heroes of the 88th Floor, The City Dark, and Lord’s Children, a PBS documentary on child soldiers in Uganda.

Students in the Master of Arts in Film and Media Program under the direction of Roberto Busó-García will have the opportunity to learn from Rosenberg starting spring 2017 where she will teach “Business of Nonfiction” with award-winning PBS News Hour Weekend producer Christopher Booker.

The class is part of a program designed to help students advance their careers in film, television and media industries. Known for emphasizing professional relationships within the filmmaking industry, the program allows students to concentrate in Business, Writing or Sound Design. Students take full advantage of the JHU/MICA Film Centre’s cutting-edge facilities in Baltimore and leave with experience in development, production, and post-production of narrative audio-visual content.

Learn more about the Master of Arts in Film and Media at Johns Hopkins University.