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Entries are now being accepted for the Rod Serling Conference's Short Feature
Scriptwriting competition. The conference is scheduled for November 2013 in Los
Angeles.

The script competition is open to nonproduced or nonoptioned writers only. The
deadline for entries is Monday, April 30, 2013.

First Place: $250
Second Place: $150
Third Place: $100

The Top 5 will be read by Carol Serling.

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John Scott, associate professor in the Department of Media Arts, Sciences, and Studies, produced First Death in Nova Scotia, a short film based on the poem of the same name by Elizabeth Bishop. The film was released Sunday for viewing.

Scott’s cinepoem was published in TriQuarterly, out of Northwestern University, and is also available for screening on YouTube. To view the film, click here

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Stephen Tropiano, associate professor, screen studies, and director of the Ithaca College Los Angeles Program, provides the audio commentary for the recent 40th Anniversary Blu-Ray and DVD releases of the 1972 landmark musical, Cabaret.

Tropiano also appears in a new documentary, Cabaret: The Musical that Changed Musicals, which is included with this recently restored version of the film that won eight Academy Awards. In 2011, Tropiano published a book on the making of the film as part of Applause Book’s “Music on Film” series.

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Andrew Utterson, assistant professor in the Department of Media Arts, Sciences, and Studies, co-curated a 2012 Blu-ray/DVD release of the 1928 silent film The Passion of Joan of Arc directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer.

The disc-and-book package was recently voted the ‘DVDs and Blu-rays of 2012’ by the British Film Institute (BFI). The poll features the opinions of 28 critics and producers.

To read more more about The Passion of Joan of Arc and the rest of the list, click here.

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Matt Mogekwu, associate professor in the Department of Journalism, recently presented his paper, “Media as bridge builders and mediators in an era of global insurgency and social unrest: Challenges and Opportunities,” at the Peace Journalism Commission of the International Peace Research Association conference in Japan. While at the conference, Mogekwu was elected as a member of the Association’s governing council for a second two-year term.

Mogekwu was also published in a new book, Re-Imagining Development Communication in Africa, in which he wrote a chapter titled "Going back to basics: Shifting research focus to Indigenous Knowledge Systems and their role in development."
 

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