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Press Release: Film Makers Conduct Workshop on How to Produce an Independent Film, Tues., Jan. 31, at DeSales University
Date: 1/20/2006

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Film Makers Conduct Workshop on How to Produce an Independent Film, Tues., Jan. 31, at DeSales University

How to get an independent film made will be the focus of a community workshop with professionals in the field from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 31, in the auditorium of the Priscilla Payne Hurd Science Center at DeSales University.

Featured speakers are David Title, East Coast head of development at Crossroads Films, and Adrienne Stern, casting director and producer, who will present, "Schemes, Dreams and Dedication: Independent film production in the new millennium," as part of the Visiting Artist Film Series at DeSales. The program is open to the public free of charge. Earlier in the day, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Dooling Auditorium, a workshop will be held for DeSales students.

The Visiting Artist Film Series at DeSales, established in fall 2005, is designed to benefit DeSales students and the Lehigh Valley performing arts community. Funded by a grant from the Dexter F. and Dorothy H. Baker Foundation, the series of master classes and public presentations are a celebration of creative, intellectual and cultural diversity. The workshop on January 31 is the first in the series of programs scheduled during the spring 2006 semester.

Title, an active participant with the Independent Features Project, was a Filmmakers Mentor at this year's Hamptons and TriBeca Film Festivals. Prior to Crossroads Films, he was the executive vice president at Bon Mar Entertainment and he began his film work at Unapix, where he was manager of acquisitions and development. David holds a master's of fine arts in directing from Rutgers University.

Crossroads' Feature Film division specializes in the development and production of full-length feature films with a first-look deal at United Artists. It recently completed production on Love Song For Bobby Long, with John Travolta and Scarlet Johansson. Currently in production is David Gordon Green's adaptation of Snow Angels, based on Stewart O'Nan's novel, starring Sam Rockwell and Kate Beckinsale. Also, The Wedding Project, with Olympia Dukakis and Gloria Ruben.

In her role as casting director, Stern has premiered films, many of which have been given prestigious awards, at various festivals including Sundance, Toronto, Cannes, and Tribeca. Among Stern's current projects are: Descent, starring Rosario Dawson; Feel, with Kevin Korrigan, William Baldwin and Tom Bower; and Broken English, with Parker Posey, Gena Rowlands, and Melvil Poupaud. Her producing credits include This Revolution and Twist, starring Nick Stahl.

Stern has been the casting director of the New York Sundance Writers Lab Reading Series since 1996. She has been on the selection committee and jury for the Gen Art Film Festival, is a member of BAFTA, IFP, New York Women in Film and Television and Ensemble Studio Theatre.

For more information, contact Dr. Scott Paul, director of the DeSales University TV / Film Program, at 610-282-1100, ext. 1438.

Press Release: Film Makers Conduct Workshop on How to Produce an Independent Film, Tues., Jan. 31, at DeSales University | Posted on: 1/20/2006

For more info:
Tom McNamara, Executive D
irector of Communications
DeSales University | 2255 Station Avenue | Center Valley, PA 18034

610.282.1100 x1219 | Tom.McNamara@desales.edu

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