HU Professor Wins at LA WebFest 2011
Hampton University is proud to salute Assistant Professor Phill Branch, HU Class of 1994, for his recent awards at the Los Angeles Web Series Festival (LA WebFest). Branch's web series, "The PuNanny Diaries," won Outstanding Dramedy, Directing and Guest Star. The show competed against nearly 150 web series selections to earn these distinct honors.
"The PuNanny Diaries" webseries centers on a woman trying to live as a single woman in Los Angeles, livng a normal, celibate life after a string of bad relationships. Branch co-created and writes for the webseries.
The LA WebFest is the world's first festival dedicated to original shows created for the Internet.
A graduate of the American Film Institute, Branch currently serves at HU as an assistant professor of English and cinema studies. He is the co-host of a podcast on illprofessors.com and his column, "Muse," can be found in Written Magazine. He is a member of the University Film and Video Association and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.
-Alison L. Phillips