Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Me And Film

At 4 p.m. tomorrow, I'll be part of an event at Quinnipiac University that will look at trends in film. Here's the release:

The School of Communications will host "The Film Industry: Today and Tomorrow" from 4-5:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 27, in the Mancheski Executive Seminar Room in the Lender School of Business Center.

The panel discussion, which is part of the School of Communications Media Futures Series, will cover emerging and future trends in the film industry. Panelists include:
  • Pat Ferrucci, entertainment editor for the New Haven Register.
  • George Norfleet, film division director for the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism.
  • Christopher Ward, Connecticut-based film and TV writer and director, and adjunct professor in the School of Communications.
  • Greg Johnson, professional in residence in the School of Communications and executive producer of the film "The Squid and the Whale." The film won prizes for dramatic screenwriting and directing at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for an Academy Award for best original screenplay.
  • David Donnelly, dean of the School of Communications, will moderate.

The event is free and open to the public. So if you have an interest in film and where movies might be heading, this should be an interesting 90 minutes. And, hey, at worst you'll get to meet Greg Johnson, who produced "The Squid and the Whale," my favorite movie of 2005. Really.

That's it. Talk tomorrow.


Anonymous said...

Wish you had announced this sooner - alas, previous commitments prevented my attendance. Sounds very cool - Squid and the Whale is amazingly good.

If you're so inclined, and haven't already seen it, catch "Kicking and Screaming," Noah Baumbach's first feature. It's one of those movies I can watch over and over and never tire of - literate, funny and touching, with liberal doses of sarcasm. You will never hear the words "cookie man" or "book club" the same way again.

Hope the forum was interesting. Please fill us in on details, if you have the time. And next time - more notice!

Anonymous said...

Though a bit early in the day (12:30 am by the clock on the wall), let me impart best birthday wishes to you. Enjoy the waning days of your twenties, and all the many joys of the Elm City during the next 365 turns around the sun. Your talents and sense of humor are much valued by your readers and your friends. Have a great one!