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ASU Herberger College student films showcased on cable TV via ASUtv


Photo courtesy of Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts

October 16, 2008

Who
If you missed the sold-out and widely-acclaimed ASU Student Film Festival last April, you now have a second chance.

What
The ASU Herberger College School of Theatre and Film and ASUtv premiere an exciting new partnership that showcases student films on area cable television stations. The premiere includes nine student films:

  • Blue Canoes
  • Escape Goat
  • Cough
  • L'Artist dell notte
  • Gummi
  • Lord Crumb of the Stars
  • Princess
  • Golf Balls
  • Low Battery

“We have terrific students who are doing extraordinary work,” says F. Miguel Valenti, head of the ASU Herberger College School of Theatre and Film’s film and media production program, and a Lincoln Professor of Ethics and the Arts. “We are thrilled to have their work up there for all to see.”

Valenti founded the program five years ago, which is the only one in the nation that urges students to consider ethical issues in the creating of entertainment, both on and off the screen. Read more: http://chronicle.com/weekly/v54/i15/15a04001.htm

Where
ASUtv is broadcast to the entire Phoenix metropolitan area on Cox digital cable channel 116 and Qwest’s Choice TV channel 138. On the ASU Tempe and Polytechnic campuses, ASUtv can be seen on channel 74, on the West campus on channel 79, or online at http://asutv.asu.edu

When
The ASU Herberger College Student Film Showcase runs for one hour on Monday, Wednesday and Friday the week of Oct. 20 at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m., and on Saturday, Oct. 25 at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.

The hour-long showcase features the Best of the 2008 ASU Student Film Festival. See an hour-long special premiere during the weeks of Oct. 20 and Nov. 3, 2008; 30-minute weekly screenings following in the same schedule. 

Cost
Free with a cable television subscription.

Public Contact
Call the School of Theatre and Film at 480.965.5337 or visit: http://mainstage.asu.edu. ASUTv: http://asutv.asu.edu

The School of Theatre and Film in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University provides a comprehensive range of courses in performance and directing; design and production; new work development; theatre and performance studies; film; and theatre for youth. Its Theatre for Youth program is nationally ranked in the top three and the dramatic writing/playwriting program is ranked 15th among public institutions by U.S.News & World Report. To learn more about the School of Theatre and Film, visit theatrefilm.asu.edu.

Media Contact:
Laurie A. Trotta Valenti
ASU Herberger College 
School of Theatre and Film
480.965.3381
laurie.trotta@asu.edu