After immersing himself in UW movie culture, Michael Pogorzelski ’94, MA’96 became one of the country’s leading preservationists.
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Walter Mirisch ’42 transcended humble origins to produce classic Hollywood films.
In A Wilderness of Error, Errol Morris ’69 revisits a notorious murder case.
Known as a colorful chronicler of counterculture figures, Larry Sloman MS’72 is finding his direction home as a singer-songwriter.
To gather information for "Irresistible," the comedian traveled Wisconsin with a UW professor.
Our critic rates UW movie stars and their greatest roles.
A documentary profiles the crusading immigration lawyer Judy Wood.
No matter how viewers are binge-watching television these days, they might as well call it Badger-watching, given the multifaceted ways that UW alumni are contributing to our favorite shows.
Peter Deming ’80
Phil Johnston ’94 is back with Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2.
Will Crazy Rich Asians change representation on the big screen?
Badger star Elroy Hirsch x’45 ran into fame — and his nickname — on the football field, but he also tried out a lesser-known film career.
Elroy “Crazylegs” Hirsch x’45 almost turned down the role of playing himself in a biographical film. “I received this letter from (producer) Hall Bartlett asking whether I’d be interested in doing this movie,” Hirsch said in a 1987 interview. “I threw it away, and a couple of months later…
At Industrial Light & Magic, Rachel Rose MS’03, PhD’07 leads a virtual-production team that brings the Star Wars universe to the big screen.
The journey from Madison to Hollywood started on graduation day.
After his NBA career ended in 2010, Michael Finley ’14 took roles behind the scenes with the Dallas Mavericks and in Hollywood.
When the Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research asked Hollywood heavyweights to contribute to its archives, comedian, writer, and film star Groucho Marx sent this reply. He eventually donated correspondence and copies of scripts for Animal Crackers, Duck Soup, A Night at the Opera, and eight other…
Women helm just a fraction of Hollywood films, a fact that Jennifer Warren ’63 has been working steadily to change since trading acting for directing three decades ago.
A new documentary tells the story of a legendary Madison recording studio.
A movie producer talks about life in the spotlight after her Oscar win, and why she knew she had to produce a movie about journalists who uncovered sexual abuse in the Roman Catholic Church.
If you think that Anders Holm '03 is everywhere these days, you’re right. A combination of hard work and a few lucky breaks has put the writer-actor in the spotlight.
The UW holds a piece of Hollywood history.
Frankenstein, Robocop, Google: Human Memory/Digital Memory
Fans of Harry Potter and other pop-culture touchstones transform into activists.
Combating misconceptions about ancient Rome.
A professor steps up to protect an ancient culture from modern threats.
On summer nights for more than three decades, it’s been location, location, location for those who settle in to watch free movies on the Memorial Union Terrace.
“My theory of life — and career choices — then and now is to hang out with people that I don’t mind having lunch with.”
The devil's in the details, as a young grad has discovered in her job with the animation studio Pixar.