Topic: Television

Top of Her ‘Game’

Top of Her ‘Game’

Q&A with Janet Graham Borba (Col ’79), the HBO senior executive responsible for making television’s most ambitious fantasy a reality

Q&A with ‘Game of Thrones’ exec Janet Graham Borba (Col ’79).

Summer 2017

Breakout Artist

Breakout Artist

Lolita Foster turned her walk-on in prison dramedy Orange is the New Black into a two-year role

Lolita Foster, whose passion for theater began at the University, turns a walk-on role into a two-year gig with Netflix's popular show, "Orange is the New Black."

Winter 2016

Teaching TV

Teaching TV

What Breaking Bad tells us about modern America

Media Studies Professor William Little teaches political theory, history, sociology and psychology, all through the lens of AMC drama “Breaking Bad.”

Fall 2016

The Many Roles of Teddy Sears

The Many Roles of Teddy Sears

Alumnus actor goes where his characters take him

School of Commerce alum Teddy Sears turned from his family’s athletic dynasty to pursue a business career, but somehow found himself acting instead. Here’s why.

Fall 2016

The Story is the Thing

The Story is the Thing

From MTV to Hollywood, alumnus filmmaker has style all his own

Filmmaker Mark Pellington (Col ’84) has directed music videos for U2, Pearl Jam, Bon Jovi and Michael Jackson, among others. His latest project is NBC’s Blindspot.

Spring 2016

Second Act

Second Act

Show business gives Thomas Jones new direction

After finishing his collegiate career as UVA’s all-time leading rusher, Thomas Jones (Col ’99) spent 12 years in the NFL before heading to Hollywood.

Winter 2015

The Faces of Ebola

The Faces of Ebola

Alumna journalist documents the human side of the disease

Alumna and journalist Carielle Doe has been documenting the Ebola outbreak and its aftermath in Liberia.

Spring 2015

Arts Briefs

Arts Briefs

Kevin Spacey visits UVA; an alumna screens her new short film; fiction and screenwriter James Salter is UVA's current writer in residence

Winter 2014

The People’s Historian

The People’s Historian

Alumna Libby O’Connell brings the past to life as The History Channel’s chief historian

As chief historian for The History Channel, Libby O’Connell (Grad ’79, ’87) makes it her mission to engage the public in history.

Winter 2014

Before Batman

Before Batman

Alumnus Ben McKenzie stars in new television series Gotham.

Ben McKenzie (Col '01) stars as a young Commissioner Gordon in FOX's new television series Gotham.

Winter 2014

No Pressure

No Pressure

Sasheer Zamata debuts on Saturday Night Live

The New Yorker said in its "Culture Desk" column that "her debut went without a hitch."

Spring 2014

Renaissance Man

Renaissance Man

Alumnus takes lessons learned from acting and turns his writing into gold

From acting to TV writing, to novels, one alumnus can do it all.

Winter 2013

Globe-trotting TV

Globe-trotting TV

Two alumni work on The Amazing Race: China Rush

Two alumni work on The Amazing Race: China Rush

Fall 2012

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Highlights

Next Chapter

Next Chapter

The quiet spaces inside UVA’s 14 libraries take on new relevance in the digital age.

Presidential History

Presidential History

As the Board of Visitors searches for the University’s ninth president, take a look back at the first eight—the challenges they faced and their lasting imprints.

Faulkner, Revisited

Faulkner, Revisited

A new exhibit, located in the main gallery of UVA’s Harrison Institute and Small Special Collections Library, marks the 60th anniversary of William Faulkner’s arrival on Grounds.

Lights Out

Lights Out

No UVA team before or since has had consecutive undefeated seasons. Boxing went four years without a loss. Then it went away.