"Stazie in the Spotlight - Take a Dance on Me" is the first episode in a tween sitcom series about a girl in a family band who wants her own solo show in Las Vegas. The script, written by Christina Hodel, is an official selection at the Las Vegas Film and Screenplay Festival.
Christina Hodel is cast in a role in a video for Boston Tourism.
Christina Hodel's tween sitcom pilot, Stazie in the Spotlight, is read at the University Film and Video Association Annual Conference, the largest and most prestigious academic conference for filmmakers and screenwriters in academia.
Stazie in the Spotlight also wins third place at the Indi Gathering International Film Festival.
DisruptAR and Christina Hodel will be working together on a promotional video and live event for a major technology company.
Stazie in the Spotlight, Christina Hodel's tween television pilot, is awarded an Honorable Mention at 100 Screenplays Screenwriting Contest.
Another acting job booked! Christina Hodel works with MadDash Productions to shoot a spot for a pharmaceutical company.
Christina Hodel is awarded a summer grant from Bridgewater State University to develop her screenplay, Passing Guard, a story about an unlikely female jiu-jitsu champion.
Out of thousands of applicants, the AAUW has selected Christina Hodel as an alternate Summer Fellowship to develop her research about violence in films.
Christina Hodel gets published in the peer-reviewed journal Jump Cut. Her article discusses "queerbaiting" in current television.
Stazie in the Spotlight, Christina Hodel's children's sitcom pilot script, is an official selection at Twister Alley Film Festival.
Freedom Love Gold, Christina Hodel's documentary, is a semi-finalist at Independent Film Awards, London.
Christina Hodel books an acting job for a real estate company and a commercial for Mylanta.
Stazie in the Spotlight, Christina Hodel's tween sitcom pilot, is an official selection of the Los Angeles Comedy Film and Screenplay Festival.
Freedom Love Gold, Christina Hodel's feature documentary, is a semi-finalist for Best Feature Documentary at Independent Film Awards, Bristol, and an Official Selection at Lift-Off Film Festival, Berlin.
Christina Hodel is in post-production for the feature documentary film Freedom Love Gold.
Christina Hodel attends Erman Baradi’s Hollywood Chills X.
Christina Hodel attends Cine Gear Expo on the Paramount Studios lot in Hollywood, CA.
The Department of Communication Studies at Bridgewater State University welcomes Christina Hodel to their faculty as an Assistant Professor.
Christina attends the University Film and Video Association annual conference at Cal State L.A.
Christina Hodel attends Cine Gear Expo 2017.
Christina Hodel's film, Life on Tap, is an official selection of Lady's First International Film Festival in Cork, Ireland.
Production worked on for the month of April: J.P. Cooper music video "Passport Home."
Productions worked on for the month of March: Hell's Kitchen (Fox), Spring Baking Championship (Food Network), AT&T commercial, and Moving On music video by Marshmello.
Christina Hodel fulfills all requirements for a Ph.D. in Film and Media Studies at the University of Kansas.
Publication (Book Review): “Mark Antony and Popular Culture: Masculinity and the Construction of an Icon” in the Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television.
Connections, a new film written, directed and edited by Christina Hodel premieres as a signature event on opening night of the University of Kansas Hawk Week.
Christina Hodel presents original research about representations of teen mothers on television at the XVIIth Film and History Association of Australia and New Zealand (FHAANZ) Conference held at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia.
Christina Hodel presents her original research on representations of female political leaders in film and television at the XXVI International Association for Media and History Conference at Indiana University - Bloomington.
Christina Hodel speaks as part of a panel on voyeurism at Free State Film Festival.
Publication: Chapter abstract accepted for Critical Insights: Silence of the Lambs published by Salem Press.
Christina Hodel is awarded the Donald and Betty Dixon Scholarship from the University of Kansas Department of Film and Media Studies. This award is given to outstanding students in the department.
Publication (Book Review): “What Adolescents Ought to Know: Sexual Health Texts in Early Twentieth-Century America” in the Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 60.1 (2014).
Christina Hodel's article "Performing the Ultimate Grand Supreme: Approval, Gender and Identity in Toddlers &Tiaras" is published in the Winter 2014 issue of the peer-reviewed journal Girlhood Studies.
Christina Hodel's research about gender representations on MTV reality television is presented at the Film and History Conference in Madison, WI.
Christina Hodel is awarded the Women in Film Scholarship by the Department of Film and Media Studies at the University of Kansas.
Christina Hodel presents her research as part of the panel "Kids, Tweens and Teens: How TV Networks Capture the Youth Demo" at the Society of Cinema and Media Studies Annual Conference.
Christina Hodel participates in an In Media Res theme week by publishing an article and accompanying video about marketing to the youth demographic.
Christina Hodel presents her paper about documentary and reality TV hybrids at the University of Kansas Film and Media Studies Graduate Symposium.
Jessie in Reverie makes its world premiere at Tallgrass International Film Festival in Wichita, KS.
Christina Hodel writes and directs training videos, public service announcements, and event trailers for the Kansas City Public Library in conjunction with the University of Kansas Hall Center for the Humanities.
Jessie in Reverie is in post production!
Christina Hodel is awarded the Claire Reinhold Scholarship from the University of Kansas Department of Film and Media Studies.
Christina Hodel presents her research on the evolution of tap dance in films at the Pop Culture Association/American Culture Association Annual Conference in Boston, MA.
Christina Hodel begins principal photography on Jessie in Reverie.
Freedom Love Gold, Christina Hodel's documentary, screens at Sanctuary Film Festival and Culver City Film Festival. The film also wins an award for Best Editing at Culver City Film Festival!
Christina Hodel models for Hubspot.
Christina Hodel hosts a virtual event at Bridgewater State University about the film Hamlet@Bagdad.
Christina Hodel is featured on camera in a series of commercials for Speidel watches.
Christina Hodel acts in commercials for Toppan Merrill, Better Place Forests, and Cigna Healthcare.
Freedom Love Gold, Christina Hodel's documentary, screens at GlennFest and Essex Doc Fest. The film wins an Audience Choice award at Essex Doc Fest!
Christina Hodel speaks at Nukhu Film Festival and acts in two more commercials, one being a series for Toppan Merrill!
Christina Hodel co-hosts a live virtual event with pre-teen journalist Jaden Jefferson and produced by TOCA Events.
Christina Hodel booked a commercial and is an actress in a promo for RangeForce, a company offering simulation-based training in cybersecurity.
Christina Hodel serves as a presenter for her film Freedom Love Gold, and as a moderator and panelist at the University Film and Video Association annual conference.
Christina Hodel is interviewed for Bustle regarding representations of girls in teen films. She is also interviewed for Voices of America for her work as a filmmaker.
Christina Hodel is interviewed for Bridgewater State Magazine for her work on her award-winning documentary, Freedom Love Gold.
Christina Hodel's feature documentary film Freedom Love Gold is accepted into the following film festivals: Miami Independent Film Festival, Docs Without Borders Film Festival (AWARD WINNER), Vesuvius International Film Festival, and University Film and Video Association.
The University Daily Kansan interviews Christina Hodel for her work directing the documentary film Freedom Love Gold.
Production begins for the documentary film Freedom Love Gold. Christina Hodel directs.
Pre-production begins for the documentary film Freedom Love Gold. Christina Hodel directs.
Development begins for the documentary film Freedom Love Gold. Christina Hodel directs.
Bridgewater State University's Center for the Advancement of Research and Scholarship awards Dr. Christina Hodel a Faculty and Librarian Research Grant. This is the University's most prestigious grant of which Dr. Hodel will use towards the production of a documentary film about one family's struggle to save the Hungarian National Treasury during WWII.
Christina Hodel presents her research about teaching film production in film studies courses at the Society for Cinema and Media Studies Annual Conference in Toronto, Canada.
Publication (Peer-reviewed Article): "Negotiating Genre Boundaries and Mediating Gender Stereotypes on MTV’s '16 and Pregnant' and 'Teen Mom'" in Studies in the Humanities special issue on youth culture.
Christina Hodel successfully defends her doctoral dissertation: “Secret Superstars and Otherworldly Wizards: Gender Biased Hiding of Extraordinary Abilities in Girl-Powered Disney Channel Sitcoms from the 2000s.”
Television Series Worked On: Scandal (ABC), Scorpian (CBS), Veep (HBO), Tales of Titan (FunnyorDie.com), and Doubt (CBS). Follow Christina Hodel on Twitter (@grrrlonfilm) to find out when her episodes air.
The Talents Hunters Agency begins to represent Christina Hodel.
Productions worked on: Two Broke Girls (CBS), The Odd Couple (CBS), and He's a Business Man music video produced by SaveTheDay.Vote.
Publication (Peer-reviewed Book Chapter): “The Filleting of Gender and Sexuality in Silence of the Lambs” in The Silence of the Lambs: Critical Essays on a Cannibal, Clarice, and Nice Chianti, edited by Cynthia Miller and published by Rowman & Littlefield.
Christina Hodel attends AbelCine's hands-on professional development workshops about the Arri Alexa, VariCam, and 1st and 2nd AC crew positions.
Television series worked on: NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS), The Catch (ABC), Rosewood (FOX), Jane the Virgin (CW), Code Black (ABC), and American Horror Story (FX). Follow Christina Hodel on Twitter (@grrrlonfilm) to find out when her episodes air.
Television series worked on: The Fosters (Freeform), Rosewood (FOX), Rhett and Link Buddy System (YouTube Red), and Ray Donovan (Showtime). Follow Christina Hodel on Twitter (@grrrlonfilm) to find out when her episodes air.
Christina Hodel presents her most current research at SCMS 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. The topic for discussion: gender representations on Disney Channel.
Christina Hodel attends the Women of Lawrence Film (WOLF) and the University of Kansas Department of Film and Media Studies Holiday Mixer.
Christina Hodel presents her paper, "The Pyramid Effect: Power, Femininity and Conflict on Dance Moms", at the Northeast Popular/American Culture Association Conference.
Christina Hodel is awarded the Mark Amin Scholarship given for academic merit at the Department of Film and Media Studies Tensie Awards at the University of Kansas.
Jessie in Reverie screens at the 14th Annual Bare Bones International Film and Music Festival and is a finalist for "Best Student Drama".
Christina Hodel speaks at Labette Community College about the representation of women in pop culture.
Jessie in Reverie screens at "CineWomen: A Refreshing Showcase of Women in Film" in Kansas City, MO.
Christina Hodel presents her current research on the portrayal of youth in reality television programming at the University of Kansas Film and Media Studies Graduate Symposium.
Christina Hodel attends the 9th Annual Knowledge, Technology and Society Conference in Vancouver, Canada and won the Graduate Scholar Award for her work on youth and social networking.
Christina Hodel begins her Ph.D. in Film and Media Studies at the University of Kansas.