Saturday, January 15, 2011

Here's a little bit of information about our amazing professor!

Virginia Saenz McCarthy earned her BA from St. Mary’s College in 1981 with a double major in English and Religious Studies.  In 1985, she earned her Masters Degree in Contemporary Theology from St. Mary’s College.  From 1981 - 1988, she taught Religious Studies at Moreau High School in Hayward.  From 1988 to 1992, in addition to teaching, Virginia pursued her interest in the transformative power of film through learning the craft of screenwriting and exploring the rich filmmaking culture of the San Francisco Bay Area.  From 1997 to the present, she has been teaching the January Term Sundance Film Festival course at St. Mary’s College.  In 1993, Virginia began working as a Script Supervisor on feature films and to date has 17 features to her credit.  Her credits include 2 films that received numerous Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations: “In the Bedroom” (which premiered at Sundance 2001) and “Little Children,” as well as “La Mission” (which premiered at Sundance 2009).  Click on the following link for a complete list of Virginia Saenz McCarthy’s film credits:

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