She’s drawn to tell stories

After graduating with an English/film studies degree, Rachel Smith ’06 began working on her first screenplay, “My Own Private Myocardial Infarction.” In it, Smith tells the story of a man whose heart is broken after his mother’s death. It took a top prize at the Rhode Island International Film Festival in 2008. “I am drawn […]

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Her face lights up on camera

Nicole Lattarulo (GRADUATION YEAR & MAJOR NEEDED) Nicole Lattarulo has always been a sports fan. At URI, she is gaining hands-on experience reporting, producing, and anchoring newscasts. The best part: getting to cover the games at the Ryan Center. Someday, Lattarulo hopes to work as a sports reporter. Over the summer she interned with ABC […]

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The big thinker building Hollywood’s studios

Hal Katersky, Chairman and CEO, PacificaVentures Harrington School Executive Advisory Board Hollywood’s biggest action films — “The Avengers,” “The Book of Eli,” “Terminator 3: Salvation” — were made in studios built by Katersky’s PacificaVentures. Katersky’s advice for students looking to work in the film industry: Develop comprehensive analytical abilities alongside strong writing and speaking skills. […]

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