Ithaca College and the Roy H. Park School of Communications are excited to welcome back three Park School alumni cast members of IFC’s new original sketch comedy series, The Birthday Boys.
Mike Mitchell ’05, Jefferson Dutton ’05 and Chris Van Artsdalen ’05, who along with fellow Park School alumni Dave Ferguson ’06, Mike Hanford ’05 and Tim Kalpakis ’05, and Matt Kawalick, make up the cast of the show.
Please join Mike, Jefferson and Chris on Thursday, November 14, at 5 p.m. in the Park Auditorium as they screen two episodes of The Birthday Boys, meet the current students, faculty and staff and answer questions.
Stephen Tropiano, associate professor and director of the Los Angeles Program, moderated a panel at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in North Hollywood, California entitled THE PRIME TIME CLOSET - 10 YEARS LATER.
Using Tropiano's 2002 book, The Prime Time Closet: A History of Gays and Lesbians on TV, as a springboard, the panel featured Laverne Cox (Orange is the New Black), Amber Tamblyn (Two and a Half Men), Andrew Rannells (Girls, The New Normal), Sherri Saum (The Fosters), and Dan Bucatinsky (Scandal).
The St. James A.M.E. Zion Church will host a screening of "The Spirit of Freedom and Progress in Tompkins," a documentary produced by Assistant Professor Gossa Tsegaye on October 12. The event begins at 7 p.m. and is free an open to the public.
The documentary features a staged a dramatic reading of Frederick Douglass’ impassioned 1852 speech. Tsegaye produced and directed the live reading with a crew of 15 Ithaca students and several Park School Technical Operations staff members in October 2012. The event was coordinated by The History Center and the St. James A.M.E. Zion Church.
Kati Lustyik, associate professor in the Department of Media Arts, Sciences, and Studies, publishes the article "Digital children's channels: A comparative analysis of three locally launched services" in the current issue of International Journal of Digital Television (Intellect Publisher).
The article, co-authored with Dr. Ruth Zanker (New Zealand Broadcasting School), focuses on children's television channels located in Eastern Europe, The Middle East and the South Pacific.
Seniors Joseph Killeen and Ethan Burnette are this year's recipients of the Park School Student Writing Award.
A panel of Park School faculty whose professional expertise represent scholarly writing, journalism, and screen/scriptwriting reviewed the nominations and selected the winners.
The committee unanimously agreed to split the award between Killeen, author of the short script, LOVESICK, and Burnette, author of a full-length screenplay, SYNAPSE.