10/09/2008

Alumni Spotlight Careers in Film

  • http-blogs-fandm-edu-wp-content-blogs-dir-29-files-2012-04-aus-jpg Approaching Union Square  
  • http-blogs-fandm-edu-wp-content-blogs-dir-29-files-2012-04-wilkins-jpg Randy Wilkins '02

Alumni filmmakers Marc Meyers ’94 and Randy Wilkins ’02 will entertain questions about careers in the film industry on Oct. 10, from 3 to 3:50 p.m., at the Philadelphia Alumni Writers House, as part of the Homecoming Weekend Alumni Film Festival.

Meyers’ film, Approaching Union Square, has been licensed for screening on the Sundance Channel beginning in November.

Wilkins wrote and directed the 2007 film, Harlem’s Blues.

The Alumni Film Festival of Shorts and Clips, recognizing the wide range of work being done in film and media by Franklin & Marshall alumni, will be held on Friday, Oct. 10, at 4 p.m., in the Roschel Performing Arts Center. The event will be followed by a reception at 5 p.m.

Approaching Union Square will be shown at 8 p.m. in the Roschel Performing Arts Center. Following the film, there will be a Q&A with the filmmaker. Registration is required.

The film is a collage of 11 tales capturing thirty-something New Yorkers struggling to find love and connection in the big city. The characters all cross paths on a New York City bus. The film is based on Meyers’ original play, Love and Sex: Tales from the Trenches, a collection of monologues that ran on stage in Manhattan in 2001 and 2002.

Wilkins’ latest film, Harlem’s Blues, has been a success on the film festival circuit with showings at The Pan African and Hollywood Black film festivals in Los Angeles and the San Francisco Black Film Festival in San Francisco. The film has also received honorable mention at the Inaugural Texas Black Film Festival. Earlier, Wilkins was the editorial intern on Spike Lee’s film Inside Man and was also an assistant editor on Lee’s When The Levees Broke.

The event is co-sponsored by the Department of Theater, Dance and Film and by Career Services and is free and open to the public.

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