Latest FMST News announced that FMST Alum, Benito Skinner (C’16), was handed a series order by Prime Video for his project, Overcompensating!

Created by Skinner and inspired by his life, Overcompensating is a college-set ensemble comedy about the wild, chaotic journey of Benny (Skinner), a closeted former football player and homecoming king, as he becomes fast friends with Carmen, a high school outsider on a mission to fit in at all costs. With guidance from Benny’s older sister and her campus-legend boyfriend, Benny and Carmen juggle horrible hookups, flavored vodka, and fake IDs. Deeply funny and personal, the show explores the lengths to which we all overcompensate while on the path to finding out who we really are. You can read more about the series and the rest of the article here.

Benito Skinner (left) & Charli XCX (right)

Brit Marling (C’05) and Zal Batmanglij (C’01) have launched their latest project, the limited series, A Murder At The End of the World on Hulu.  This interview by Brian Davis (The Hollywood Reporter) features fascinating reflections by Brit and Zal about streaming and series development, gender and directing, and nurturing a unique, shared creative vision. Brit and Zal have offered master classes to FMST students both on campus and in Los Angeles.  Zal even included the Media Industry Studies class onscreen in a scene he directed for Season 2 of The OA (Netflix).

Emma Corrin as Darby Hart

On Oct 17th, the FMST Seniors and Juniors were invited to a Masterclass with the co-founder of A24 and now head of Jax Media, John Hodges (C’00). John shared his experience with breaking through in the film industry to founding one of the most important film companies.

John Hodges