2021

OCTOBER 2021

"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.

SEPTEMBER 2021

 

Freedom Love Gold, Christina Hodel's WWII documentary is selected as a finalist for "Best Director - Feature" at Amerta Film Festival in Istanbul, Turkey.

Christina Hodel is cast in a role in a video for Boston Tourism.

​JULY 2021

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.

 

JUNE 2021

DisruptAR and Christina Hodel will be working together on a promotional video and live event for a major technology company.

MAY 2021

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.

APRIL 2021

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.

MARCH 2021

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.

FEBRUARY 2021

 

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.

 

JANUARY 2021

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.

2019

DECEMBER 2019

 

Christina Hodel is in post-production for the feature documentary film Freedom Love Gold.

JUNE 2019

Christina Hodel attends Erman Baradi’s Hollywood Chills X.

Christina Hodel attends Cine Gear Expo on the Paramount Studios lot in Hollywood, CA.

2017

SEPTEMBER 2017

The Department of Communication Studies at Bridgewater State University welcomes Christina Hodel to their faculty as an Assistant Professor.

JULY/AUGUST 2017

Christina attends the University Film and Video Association annual conference at Cal State L.A.

JUNE 2017

Christina Hodel attends Cine Gear Expo 2017.

MAY 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."

 

MARCH 2017

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.

JANUARY 2017

Christina Hodel fulfills all requirements for a Ph.D. in Film and Media Studies at the University of Kansas.


 

2015

NOVEMBER 2015

Publication (Book Review): “Mark Antony and Popular Culture: Masculinity and the Construction of an Icon” in the Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television.

AUGUST 2015

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.

JULY 2015

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.

JUNE 2015

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.

MAY 2015

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.

2014

DECEMBER 2014

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).

NOVEMBER 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.

OCTOBER 2014

Christina Hodel's research about gender representations on MTV reality television is presented at the Film and History Conference in Madison, WI.

MAY 2014

Christina Hodel is awarded the Women in Film Scholarship by the Department of Film and Media Studies at the University of Kansas.

MARCH 2014

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.

FEBRUARY 2014

Christina Hodel participates in an In Media Res theme week by publishing an article and accompanying video about marketing to the youth demographic.

JANUARY 2014

Christina Hodel presents her paper about documentary and reality TV hybrids at the University of Kansas Film and Media Studies Graduate Symposium.

2012

OCTOBER 2012

Jessie in Reverie makes its world premiere at Tallgrass International Film Festival in Wichita, KS.

MAY-AUGUST 2012

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!

MAY 2012

Christina Hodel is awarded the Claire Reinhold Scholarship from the University of Kansas Department of Film and Media Studies.

MARCH 2012

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.


 

2020

DECEMBER 2020

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.

NOVEMBER 2020

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.

OCTOBER 2020

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.

 

SEPTEMBER 2020

Christina Hodel booked a commercial and is an actress in a promo for RangeForce, a company offering simulation-based training in cybersecurity.

JULY 2020

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.

JUNE 2020

Christina Hodel is interviewed for Bridgewater State Magazine for her work on her award-winning documentary, Freedom Love Gold.

 

MAY 2020

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.

2018

SEPTEMBER 2018

The University Daily Kansan interviews Christina Hodel for her work directing the documentary film Freedom Love Gold.

JULY 2018

Production begins for the documentary film Freedom Love Gold. Christina Hodel directs.

JUNE 2018

Pre-production begins for the documentary film Freedom Love Gold. Christina Hodel directs.

MAY 2018

Development begins for the documentary film Freedom Love Gold. Christina Hodel directs.

APRIL 2018

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.

MARCH 2018

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.

2016

NOVEMBER 2016

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.

OCTOBER 2016

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.

AUGUST/SEPEMBER 2016

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.

JUNE/JULY 2016

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.

APRIL 2016

Christina Hodel presents her most current research at SCMS 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. The topic for discussion: gender representations on Disney Channel.

 

2013

DECEMBER 2013

Christina Hodel attends the Women of Lawrence Film (WOLF) and the University of Kansas Department of Film and Media Studies Holiday Mixer.

OCTOBER 2013

Christina Hodel presents her paper, "The Pyramid Effect: Power, Femininity and Conflict on Dance Moms", at the Northeast Popular/American Culture Association Conference.

MAY 2013

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.

APRIL 2013

Jessie in Reverie screens at the 14th Annual Bare Bones International Film and Music Festival and is a finalist for "Best Student Drama".

MARCH 2013

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.

FEBRUARY 2013

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.

JANUARY 2013

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.

2011

AUGUST 2011

Christina Hodel begins her Ph.D. in Film and Media Studies at the University of Kansas.