Image of BFF founder George Larkin at Pixar
BFF founder and Film & Media doctoral student George Larkin (center) and members, during field trip to Pixar in October 2012.

Members of the UC Berkeley community who are interested in pursuing a career in film or want to get involved in media projects are invited to check out Berkeley Film and Friends (BFF) on its Facebook page. 

Created in 2010 by Film & Media doctoral student George Larkin, BFF promotes Skype sessions with film professionals, special training, and tours in various media organizations. In the past two years, the group has visited such enterprises as Facebook, Pixar, Google, Dreamworks, and Skywalker Ranch.

BFF members meet regularly to share their professional experiences and discuss job and internships opportunities, festivals and ongoing media projects. The organization welcomes students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends of Berkeley who are interested in filmmaking, television programming and other media projects.

“For Berkeley folks, this is a great chance to connect with 500 other Cal people here in Berkeley, San Francisco, New York, and Los Angeles,” said Larkin, who has worked in the film industry for more than 20 years. “For alumni, it’s a great chance to help current students and meet each other.”

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Débora Silva, a Brazilian journalist started her career at a television station in São Paulo, Brazil after graduating with a degree in Journalism. For four years, she worked as a reporter and producer for Extensao.Doc, a documentary news program about social and political issues. There she interviewed a wide range of people, including then president, Lula da Silva. In 2009, Débora moved to California to pursue a career as an international correspondent. She graduated with a Master’s Degree from the Graduate School of Journalism at UC Berkeley with emphasis in television in May 2014.