Press

Rebecca Murga's articles on veterans and women's issues have been published in The New York Times, The Global Journal, The Morning Call, and San Jose Mercury News, to name a few. She has appeared on ABC's "Good Morning America," and "The View." Most recently, she was featured on NPR as the director of a short film “War Ink” which tells veteran's war stories through their tattoos. Her work has been featured on Mundo Fox, ABC, CBS, and her next short film will be featured on HBO Digital.

Murga is UCLA Veteran of the Year: UCLA honors veterans and active-duty military at Saturday’s football game 2017

AVID's BLOG: One Halloween — Telling the Story of a Wounded Soldier Returning From War 2017

Mulderville Review of ONE HALLOWEEN: Festivals - SDFF 2017 : One Halloween a poignant short film 2017

Deadline: "Disney-ABC Directing Program Names 10 New Shadowers; Alumni Nab Footholds"

Fairfax County Times: "A woman soldier, is always a woman soldier"

Variety: "AFI’s Directing Workshop for Women to Be Showcased April 12" published March 2016

Indiewire: AFI Directing Workshop for Women showcases Directors published 2016

Cine Premire: Finalist in the Latino Lens announced at Sundance (article in spanish) pulished 2016

NALIP Announces "Latino Lens" Finalists During Latino Reel Panels at the Sundance Film Festival published 2016

The Week in Women: "One Army Reservist is making movies about women in combat, while Hollywood may be readying for a big battle." published 2015

Christian Science Monitor: "Programs Help Veterans trade boots for movie cameras." 2015

The Huffington Post: "Employers... Can Help Veterans By Copying Jon Stewart" Published May, 2015

Military Times: "Veterans, soldiers learn show biz with ABC" published December 2013

The New York Times: "GI Janes" published June, 2012

The Global Journal: "A Place only Soldiers and Children can see" published October, 2012

The Morning Call: "Why celebrating Bin Ladins death is hard" published May, 2011

San Jose Mercury News: "Back from Battle" published December 2010


DISNEY / ABC Directing Program 2016-2018 PRESS

Disney-ABC Directing Program Names 10 New SHADOW DIRECTORS

DEADLINE HOLLYWOOD -- Indie film directors, television editors and a former Spike Lee Fellow are among the 10 program directors chosen by Disney-ABC Television Group to take part in its 2016-17 Directing Program. The participants will be pitched to shadow on such ABC series as Fresh Off the Boat, The Goldbergs, The Real O’Neals, Quantico and Scandal; Freeform’s Shadowhunters and Young & Hungry; and Disney Channel’s KC Undercover and Stuck in the Middle.

The newly named program directors are indie film directors Pete Chatmon (Premium), Anthony Lucero (East Side Sushi); television editors Dane Collier (Timeless), Jill D’Agnenica (Switched at Birth), who made her episodic directing debut on the same series; former Spike Lee Fellow Jess dela Merced, who was named as one of Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film; award-winning documentarian Sarah Feeley (CNN Films’ Raising Ryland); Steven J. Kung (Dear White People), Co-Chair of the DGA’s Asian American Committee and writers’ assistant; Mundo Fox segment producer Rebecca Murga, who is also on the Board of Advisors for Veterans in Film and Television; Emmanuel Osei-Kuffour, whose Born With It garnered awards at the Toronto and Pan African film festivals; and script supervisor Aprill Winney, (The Fosters), who made her episodic directing debut on the same series. (for more on the article please click here)


AFI PRESS

MILITARY TIMES - JUNE 1, 2015 - For Army Reserve Capt. Rebecca Murga, telling the story of women in combat ranks in significance just below the privilege of actually donning a military uniform.

Murga, a filmmaker, photographer and writer, is working on her latest short film, "American Girl," which follows a young woman's experience in becoming a soldier who eventually serves in Afghanistan.

She's one of 10 applicants participating in the AFI Conservatory Directing Workshop for Women this year, giving her the experience and skills to make the short film, which she hopes to turn into a full-length feature in 2016. She is the first service member to participate in the yearlong course, started by the American Film Institute in 1974.

Her film's basic subject matter is timely, as opportunities for women in the military are changing at an increasingly swift pace.

For example, for the first time this year, women began training at the Army's notoriously tough Ranger School...

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Radio

war ink | a documentary short film

War Ink is a documentary short film and digital art exhibit that combines original video, photography, and audio of combat veterans telling their stories through their tattoos. The NPR interview is part of KPCC's ongoing coverage of issues affecting veterans for Veterans Day 2014.


television

In 2013, as part of ABC’s annual “Home for the Holidays” campaign and in support of Disney’s company-wide “Heroes Work Here” initiative, five military veterans with aspirations to work in the entertainment industry, were selected to write and direct short films, that were produced by Lussier, a full-service production company located in Burbank, California.  The shorts were thematically centered around U.S. Veterans coming home for the holiday season.

Interview with Rebecca Murga on ABC's "Good Morning America" for the launch of the network's Home for the Holidays Campaign. Murga was one of five veterans selected from hundreds of scripts for the ABC campaign.

Interview with US Army Captain Rebecca Murga and US Army SSG Ryan Curtis on ABC's "The View," promoting the ABC "Home for the Holidays" Campaign.

WEBBY HONOREE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Rebecca Murga's ABC short film THE LETTER Honored For Best Online Film & VideoIn The 18th Annual Webby Awards.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA— [May 2014] – Rebecca Murga's ABC short film THE LETTER announced today that it has been honored for Best Short Film Drama online film & video in the 18th Annual Webby Awards. Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by The New York Times, The Webby Awards, presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS), is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet. IADAS, which nominates and selects The Webby Award Winners, is comprised of Web industry experts, including Tumblr founder, David Karp, Executive Creative Director at Refinery29, Piera Gelardi, Musicians Questlove & Grimes, Head of Fashion Partnerships at Instagram, Eva Chen, Twitter co-founder, Biz Stone, Jimmy Kimmel, and and creator of the .gif file format, Steve Wilhite.

“Honorees like Rebecca Murga's ABC The Letter are setting the standard for innovation and creativity on the Internet,” said David-Michel Davies, Executive Director of The Webby Awards. “It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the nearly 13,000 entries we received this year.”

About Rebecca Murga

Rebecca Murga is an award-winning filmmaker who works in Los Angeles as a writer and director. She produces and directs short films, commercials, and digital series in both English and Spanish and her work has been featured on Mundo Fox, ABC, CBS, and AFN. Currently serving as a Captain and Public Affairs Officer in the US Army Reserve, Rebecca has deployed to Iraq, Kuwait, and Afghanistan.

In 2015 she was selected for the AFI Conservatory Directing Workshop for Women.  Out of hundreds of applicants, only 10 directors were accepted in the 2015 class. Participants from the program are required to complete a short film that will be screened at an annual showcase for agents, manager, producers, and executives at the Directors Guild Theater in LA in May, 2016. She completed her short film AMERICAN GIRL in 2016.

About The Webby Awards
Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by The New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet, including Websites, Online Film & Video, Advertising & Media, Mobile Sites & Apps and Social. Established in 1996, The Webby Awards received nearly 13,000 entries from all 50 states and 70 countries worldwide this year. The Webby Awards is presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS). Sponsors and Partners of The Webby Awards include: Vitamin T, Shocase, Engine Yard, Code and Theory, Advertising Age and Google.

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