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Assistant professors Patrick Winters and Andrew Utterson were invited panelists at a recent Cornell Cinema special event. The two discussed the impact of science and technology on how movies are produced and consumed, following a screening of a new feature-length documentary on the subject, Side by Side.

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

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National Geographic photographer Lynn Johnson will give a public lecture on Thursday, February 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the Park Auditorium.

In addition to assignments for National Geographic, Johnson has also work for LIFE, Sports Illustrated and various foundations. She has traveled all over the world and even photographed notables such Tiger Woods and the entire Supreme Court. However, according to her biography, her favorite assignments “are emotionally demanding stories about ordinary people.”

Her visit campus is part of a unique community partnership that includes pairing student photographers with local organizations. The Park Award for Photo Activism Project is in its first year. Participating students are enrolled in a documentary photography class taught by Professor Janice Levy. As their class assignment, students will provide in-depth visual explorations of the contributions these organizations make to their constituencies and our community. While Johnson is in Ithaca, she will visit the class and offer feedback on student’s work.

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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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