Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts
Apr 2012 25

The scripts for the summer shoots have officially been selected! Tomorrow, the interview process will begin to fill crew positions. We are excited to begin production on the summer intensive films!

The selected scripts are as follows:

Golden Acres written by Ryan Coleman. Directed by Shane Torres and Line Produced by Marah Archer.

Rip written by P.J. Norton. Directed by Eliot Hagen and Line Produced by Michael Duni and Christine Stoddard.

Genie written by Eileen Halpin. Directed by P.J. Norton and Line Produced by Kate Marlette.

The Trailer written by Erika Kieffer. Directed by Andy Kennedy-Derkay and Line Produced by Marlee Kamis.

Station written by Will Mattimoe. Directed by Amy Fox and Line Produced by Olivia Blackwell and Autumn Dea.

Congratulations to everyone involved! Crew lists will be announced shortly!

Apr 2012 05

Mr. Claude Miller, one of the top French filmmakers of the past twenty years and, more importantly, a close friend of VCUarts Cinema, passed away yesterday.

Miller was the first Distinguished Director in Residence at VCUarts Cinema, coming on board in 2009.

Claude was loved and respected by his students, with whom he shared his wealth of knowledge and experience regarding cinema and life. Claude Miller was approachable, kind and full of good humor and joy. From working as assistant director for legendary names like Godard (Weekend), Trauffaut, and Bresson, to carrying the directing mantle himself, Mr Miller would become a director of great humanity and good cinematic taste.

VCUarts Cinema students worked closely with Claude and his producer and wife Annie Miller on their feature film MARCHING BAND in 2009.

He will be greatly missed by all of us at VCUarts Cinema.

We extend all our best wishes and prayers, from VCUarts Cinema family, to the Miller family.

Apr 2012 02

This weekend the 20th Annual French Film Festival was held right here in Richmond!

The Symposium was a hit! VCUarts Cinema’s own Dr. Rob Tregenza spoke on lighting and film technology. Leading film industry figures were present to share their experiences, including la FEMIS director Pierre-William Glenn (cinematographer for François Truffaut) and camera inventor and engineer Jean-Pierre Beauviala (creator of Jean-Luc Godard’s cameras), just to name just a few. The topics discussed moved from the artistry of cinematic language to the technology used to bring films to an audience. It was such an honor for VCUarts Cinema to take part in such an educational experience, especially in the presence of so many talented and boundary-breaking figures.

Also, VCUarts Cinema’s film “LAILA” screened at the festival. Director Duy Nguyen and writer Yossera La Bouch were in attendance to share a few words about the film.

We can’t wait until next years festival!

Mar 2012 29

THAT’S A WRAP: “The River” has officially finished production! Thanks to the cast & crew for a weekend of hard work and dedication. It was a great time and we’re extremely pleased with the work that was accomplished. Fantastic job, everyone!

Mar 2012 28

VCUarts Cinema would like to thank internationally recognized American film critic and visiting VCUarts professor, Jonathan Rosenbaum for taking the time to speak at last nights Cinematheque.

Rosenbaum, whose work has appeared in some of the worlds most distinguished film publications including “Cahiers du cinema,” is one of the worlds leading experts on Jacques Rivette.

We screened clips from Rivette’s film, “Haut bas fragile” and then were able to have a discussion with Rosenbaum. We were so honored to have him come speak on Rivette and answer students questions.

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