‘Studio A’ Hosts Film Professionals

Posted: March 29, 2010 at 1:02 am, Last Updated: March 26, 2010 at 3:25 pm

The GMU-TV-based, live-to-taped “Studio A” show with host Rick Davis, associate provost for undergraduate education, has announced its April guests.

Now in its third year, Studio A is part of the Film and Video Studies (FAVS) Program, which currently has more than 140 majors. Students are part of the pre-production, serve as the live studio audience and meet each guest at a reception for more face-to-face time.

April 2−Mark Stoeckinger is an American Academy Award-nominated and Emmy Award-nominated sound editor. He was a supervising sound editor on 2009’s “Star Trek,” along with Alan Rankin. Stoeckinger’s other films include “Mission: Impossible II and III,” “The Italian Job,” and “The Last Samurai.”

April 9−Megan Holley is a Virginia-based scribe who spent seven years editing industrial safety films on the manufacturing of cheesecakes, grout and windshield wipers before she paid $5 for a Super 8 camera and began telling stories of her own. After reading all the screenwriting books she could find, she drafted her breakthrough feature spec, “Sunshine Cleaning,” which became her ticket to Hollywood.

April 16−John Liu is a documentary filmmaker focusing on issues related to the global environment. He directed the Environmental Education Media Project (EEMP), which uses video to deliver ecological, sustainable development and public health messages in China and other countries. For many years, Liu studied and worked to promote Earth’s Hope.

If you would like to be part of the Studio A audience for upcoming shows, e-mail Cindy Lont, FAVS director, at clont@gmu.edu. Shows run from 2:30 to 4 p.m., with a reception afterward that lasts until 5:30 p.m.

For information on past shows, go to the GMU-TV web site.

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