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3rd Annual HBU Writers’ Conference

April 11, 2015 |

Everything we do in the Cinema & New Media Arts program at HBU is based around artistic foundations, practical experience, and an eye towards the future. At this year’s 3rd Annual HBU Writers’ Conference, we couldn’t …

Filmmaker-in-Residence Doug TenNapel Scores Emmy Nomination

April 3, 2015 |

Over the last two years, Professor Doug TenNapel, our filmmaker-in-residence, has been hard at work creating a reboot of the classic kids series VeggieTales for Netflix and DreamWorks Animation. The new series, “VeggieTales in the House,” …

CNMA Students Produce Winter Preview Video

February 12, 2015 |

Proud of our fantastic students who produced this short video for our Winter Preview Weekend, happening on February 20–21. Learn more at

Great job, Joshua McCrary and Richard Villatoro!…

New Quadcopter Camera Rig for Students

December 1, 2014 |

Our CNMA program just acquired a new Phantom quadcopter camera rig. Our students (and professors) haven’t put it down since it arrived!

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Professor TenNapel’s “VeggieTales in the House” Premieres!

November 26, 2014 |

Check out the brand-new VeggieTales TV show, “VeggieTales In the House” developed and executive produced by our very own Cinema & New Media Arts professor, Doug TenNapel — it premieres on Netflix today!

Professor TenNapel …

Student-Produced Video Offers HBU Highlights

November 7, 2014 |

One of our Cinema & New Media Arts majors, Richard Villatoro, put together this great video about a fellow student at HBU. Check out more of Richard’s awesome work at the HBU Collective site:

Actor Jesse GrothOlson Joins HBU Faculty

July 8, 2014 |

Houston Baptist University is pleased to announce that this fall Jesse GrothOlson will be joining the faculty of HBU’s Cinema & New Media Arts program. With more than a decade of professional work as an actor …

LEGO, Devo, and Mass-Produced Humanity: The LEGO Movie

February 25, 2014 |

Anyone who has ever gotten a LEGO set knows that when you first pull the pieces out of the box, you have two options: You can follow the instructions or you can build something else entirely. …

Best Films of 2013

January 17, 2014 | 2

Below, Clint Cullum offers his picks for the top ten films of 2013. You can find his list for 2012 here. Also, check out Joshua Sikora’s new review of Gravity, his favorite film of

Gravity: The Best Film of 2013

January 17, 2014 |

Gravity is a film not to be missed on the big-screen. It’s even one of those rare films that truly benefits from the 3D experience. Gearing up for awards season, Gravity is back in theaters for