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Kevin Bright ’76 premieres new production company
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Kevin Bright ’76 premieres new production company

After executive-producing Friends for ten years, Kevin Bright ‘76 is telling stories in a whole new way. Leaving Central Park and the sitcom world behind, Bright recently launched an LA-based documentary-production company aiming to help young documentarians bring their stories to reality. Bright described the unnamed enterprise as a starting point for filmmakers who want...

“Lights Down Low” singer recruits student photographer
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“Lights Down Low” singer recruits student photographer

Young artists may fantasize about seeing their work featured in magazines and concert promotions, but junior visual and media arts major Mike Zahar knows the feeling well. His portraits of alternative singer Max Schneider, who performs under the name MAX, have been featured in Billboard magazine and the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball tour. Zahar, an aspiring...

“Funnilingus” combines comedy and awareness in Hollywood
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“Funnilingus” combines comedy and awareness in Hollywood

When visual and media arts major Ellory Smith decided to stay in Los Angeles after attending ELA senior year, she wanted to take on the lack of diversity in her field while landing punch lines. So, Smith founded “Funnilingus,” a monthly, all-female–identifying comedy show in North Hollywood. “Funnilingus,” just three months old, is both a...

Students lead comic book club’s comeback
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Students lead comic book club’s comeback

After a two-year hiatus, Artful Comics’ print publication is making a comeback. The organization’s executive board, headed by president Rachael Marks, is reviving the organization this semester. “We want to create a platform for students to be able to workshop their ideas and find other writers and artists to collaborate with,” Marks said. “I want...

Alum’s Sundance short to become feature film
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Alum’s Sundance short to become feature film

Jim Cummings’ ‘09 Thunder Road began as lines of dialogue recorded on the Voice Memos app during his daily commute. Last year, it won the Short Film Grand Jury Prize at Sundance Film Festival, and now Cummings is adapting it into a feature film. Two weeks ago, Cummings, 30, launched a Kickstarter campaign to produce...

Alumna’s documentary supports local food
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Alumna’s documentary supports local food

Bite into an apple from the closest grocery store and it has probably travelled hundreds of miles in the days since it was picked. Haley Thompson ‘04 believes food can be grown much closer to home. Last month Thompson completed How We Grow, a documentary about the obstacles young farmers face in order to grow...