Film & TV

March 5, 2019

Welcome to Noir Town

Greg Olson, film curator at the Seattle Art Museum, has been lurking in the shadows of the city's cinema scene for decades.


November 30, 2018

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The great Gaskin

How a kid from Lynnwood became the best running back in Husky history.


September 27, 2017

Family fare

Screenwriter Temple Mathews teams up with his daughter to produce a romantic comedy for all ages.


July 17, 2017

Robert Osborne (1932-2017)

Remembering our famous host of Turner Classic Movies.


March 2, 2017

‘Twin Peaks’ redux

Anchored by its UW star, “Twin Peaks&Rdquo; is coming back to the airwaves on May 21.


February 28, 2017

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Reel success

Powered by a double degree in creative writing and drama from the UW, Travis Gutierrez Senger scored a breakthrough with his 2016 film, “Desert Cathedral."


June 1, 2016

Nordic Noir

Scandinavian Studies Professor Andy Nestingen shares his research into the genre and how it contrasts with American Noir’s heroes and villains.


March 1, 2015

Second act

Ron Simons is having one hell of a second act and he’s got three Tonys, a Drama Desk Award for Best Play, a Drama League Award, and even a prize for best documentary to prove it.


December 1, 2014

Film buff

Cinema Books owner Stephanie Ogle reintroduces classics, champions new treasures and plays a starring role in celebrating film.


September 1, 2012

Dawgs on the dial

Beginning this fall, Husky fans will be able to catch every UW football and men’s basketball game on TV, thanks to the Pac-12 Networks, an innovative partnership with FOX and ESPN.


June 1, 2012

Football and film

From winning a Rose Bowl to an Oscar for documentary filmmaking, being a team player is the secret to success for Ed Cunningham, ’91.


March 1, 2012

'Arts den mother'

It’s easy to feel like Nancy Guppy, ’82, is a personal friend even if you have never met her.


June 1, 2011

Screen time

Temple Mathews, ’76, describes himself as someone who never shies away from a challenge. He credits this attitude for getting him to Hollywood.


September 1, 2010

Hot in Hollywood

Standing 6 foot 4, Joel McHale is a tall man in Hollywood. And now, he’s a big man in Tinseltown.


June 1, 2010

Stage to screen

Lynn Shelton, ’87, parlayed a UW degree in drama into a 10-year career on the stages of New York. But she found her true calling when she opted to pursue a career behind a camera.


March 1, 2010

Visual flair

Two reasons why the Emmy Award-winning TV series 'Mad Men' is so highly acclaimed are its visual style and historical authenticity. Assistant costume designer Allison Leach has had a big hand in both.


March 1, 2009

Haunted hallways

When Kevin Rupprecht, '06, accepted the job of principal at Forks High School, he didn't realize he was signing on to be a minor celebrity as well.


March 1, 2008

One popular geek

Call it “Revenge of the Nerd.” Rainn Wilson was, by his own admission, a hopeless misfit in high school. But when he made a recent appearance at a Kane Hall event, the adoring undergrads had to be turned away by the hundreds.


December 1, 2007

Comedy mind

For comedian and 1996 alumnus Drake Witham, the road to success has been a long, bumpy and filled with detours.


December 1, 2006

The black TV book

Kathleen Fearn-Banks once worked in TV, and now has written the dictionary on an important part of its history.


Changing the game

Ward Serrill found his passion in the form of a documentary called "The Heart of the Game," a film that chronicles seven years with the Roosevelt High School girls’ basketball team and its unconventional coach. Film Critic Roger Ebert called it “a triumph.”


March 1, 2005

Scene change

Can graduates of the UW’s prestigious acting program find fulfillment away from the footlights? Four PATP alumni share their stories.


June 1, 2004

Role of a lifetime

This spring, Jim Caviezel hit the big time playing Jesus Christ in Mel Gibson’s controversial movie The Passion of the Christ.


Idol in the making

Matt Rogers, ’01, first tasted the limelight when he played on the Husky football team that won the 2001 Rose Bowl. This year, he reveled in more adulation as a finalist on the TV show American Idol.


March 1, 2003

Peg Phillips, 1918-2002

Peg Phillips, a retired accountant who took acting classes at the University of Washington at age 65 and went on to have a career that lasted nearly two decades, died Nov. 8. She was 84.


June 1, 2002

Star stuntwoman

Jumping out of helicopters, driving speeding cars and fighting bad guys is all in a day’s work for Marla Casey, ’86.


March 1, 2002

Athlete and actor

Herman Brix’s storybook account of growing up in the lumber camps of Washington to become an Olympic athlete and major movie star is the subject of Mike Chapman’s 2001 book "Please Don’t Call Me Tarzan."


September 1, 1999

Starring role

For the past three springs, Pamela Reed has come to campus to work with undergraduates and students in the Professional Actor Training Program


Against all odds

After surviving the horrors of the Holocaust, Tom Lantos got a fresh start at the UW. Now he is serving in Congress, and his story is part of an Oscar-winning film.


December 1, 1998

Our ‘Black Sheep’

There aren't many UW alumni who win the Medal of Honor, write a best-selling book and have Robert Conrad portray them in a TV series. In fact, there is only one.