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Will Armstrong Discusses Crafting the World of ‘The Long Road Home’

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 – By Sam Hendrian – After graduating from JPCatholic’s MBA in Film Producing in 2013, Chicago suburbs native Will Armstrong has gone on to work multiple jobs in the Hollywood film industry. He has always had an eye for production design and most recently worked as an Assistant Art Director on National Geographic’s mini-series The Long …

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MBA Students Attend Sundance Film Festival

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 – By Sam Hendrian – This past January, JPCatholic directing professor Nathan Scoggins took four MBA students to Sundance, the country’s largest independent film festival. Staged in Park City, Utah, and founded in 1978, it showcases films of all genres from filmmakers around the world. The four students who attended were Mary Pelchat, Vince Salerno, Gabe …

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Script Reading Series at JPCatholic

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 – By Sam Hendrian – Every movie, from the dullest of dull to the most dazzlingly cinematic, begins as words on a page. These words on a page compose what is known as the script, an often unsung but inestimably important part of the movie-making process. What are acclaimed cinematic treasures like The Godfather, Citizen Kane, …

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‘Households’ at JPCatholic – Providing Opportunities for Faith and Service

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 – By Sam Hendrian – As a Newman Guide Recommended school, John Paul the Great Catholic University strives to provide an authentically Catholic environment in which students can both prepare for their careers and grow in their spiritual lives. One of the many resources on campus for students to develop their faith is a program called …

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Alumni Spotlight: Ben West

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Year of Graduation: 2015 Position: Graphic Designer at BAE Systems GXP, a company which provides high-tech software for global defense, aerospace, and security needs. Major/Emphasis: Communications Media Where are you from originally? Originally, I am from the White Mountains of Arizona. I loved growing up there because we got all four seasons, but not too …