Fifteen student filmmakers and actors from the American University of Sharjah (AUS) have been invited to present their movies at the University of Southern California School of Cinema Television on October 21.

  • Follow us on
  • google-news
  • whatsapp
  • telegram

Published: Tue 4 Oct 2005, 12:49 PM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 6:23 PM

Organised by AUS' Department of Mass Communication (MCM), the visit is meant to give students the opportunity to tour the famed US filmmaking school and meet American filmmakers.

Hollywood Executive Michelle Nickelson, CEO of Nickelson Entertainment Group, has organised a second screening of these student films, to be held at the Director's Guild of America Theatre, where Hollywood writers, directors, producers, and actors have been invited to attend.

Professor Kim Bigelow, director of the film programme, said that the invitation reflects the growing reputation of the film programme, which many consider to be the premier training ground for film makers in the Middle East. "We have focused on the basics of telling a good story on film. The programme has grown with the acquisition of quality equipment and the construction of a $1 million (US) cinema style video studio. The invitation by the USC School of Cinema-Television can only raise the profile and importance of our Mass Communication production programme," says Bigelow.

More news from