‘Studio A’ Announces Guests

Posted: February 5, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

“Studio A,” a show filmed live to tape in the GMU-TV studio, has announced its spring schedule. Rick Davis, artistic director of the Center for the Arts, hosts the award-winning interview show, which features film and video professionals.

Participation in “Studio A” is one of the requirements of the Film and Video Studies program offered in the College of Visual and Performing Arts. However, the community is also invited to be part of the audience during tapings.

The tapings begin at 2:30 p.m. A reception after the show begins at 4 p.m. To be a part of the audience, contact Cindy Lont for details.

Following is the schedule and guests.

Friday, Feb. 13

Guest: Jonathan Gann

Gann is a short film director and writer based in Washington, D.C. His production company, The Gann Agency, primarily produces commercial advertisements, but his pieces such as “Pezheads” and “Signs” have won numerous awards at various film festivals. Gann created DC Shorts Film Festival in 2003.

Friday, Feb. 20

Guest: Eric Weissmann

Weissmann is a senior and founding partner in the Weissmann Wolff Bergman Coleman Grodin & Evall LLP’s entertainment department. He represents actors, directors, producers and financiers. Weissmann is a former president of the Los Angeles Copyright Society and was the first recipient of the Indy (Friends of Independents) Award given by the Independent Feature Project West. Weissmann also has extensive international entertainment experience and has represented the New South Wales (Australia) government film industry; the studio owned by the then government of Yugoslavia; and a branch of Goskino, the Ministry of Film of the former U.S.S.R.

Friday, April 17

Guest: Marc Leiberman

Lieberman worked at various Hollywood film companies before moving to the Washington, D.C., area. His positions included development and production at Timbergrove Entertainment and Outlaw Productions. At Outlaw Productions he worked on films such as “Training Day,” “National Security,” “The Santa Clause II,” “Mindhunters,” “If Only” and “The Thing About My Folks.”

In 2003, Lieberman coproduced the independent feature film “Charlie’s Party,” starring Sabrina Lloyd, and he worked on-set throughout the filming of “Winter Passing,” a Universal Focus release starring Will Ferrell, Ed Harris and Zooey Deschanel. Lieberman is cofounder of Virginia-based Cavalier Films and a producer at The Onion.

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