Northwestern, which ranked No. 8 on THR 's Top 25 Drama Schools list , is renowned for a long line of acting alums from Charlton Heston to Zach Braff (who has returned to teach workshops). But its School of Communication also emphasizes writing. " Stephen Colbert and Julia Louis-Dreyfus studied acting but also learned dramatic writing, improv and sketch comedy," says dean Barbara O'Keefe . The school's Mee-Ow improv group has proved a training ground for such Saturday Night Live players as Louis-Dreyfus and Seth Meyers . Although one adjunct teacher complains, "They're producing film lovers, not filmmakers," O'Keefe notes, "Northwestern is especially successful at nurturing writers and producers." John Logan studied acting and became a screenplay Oscar nominee for Gladiator , The Aviator and Hugo and recently created Showtime's Penny Dreadful . Northwestern is moving into nonfiction with the creation of an MFA program in documentary filmmaking.
Join the FSU College of Motion Picture Arts as we celebrate our 2017 MFA graduates and the premiere of their thesis films. The screening is free to the public (no tickets required) and will be held in Ruby Diamond Concert Hall on FSU's campus. Parking is available in the parking lots surrounding Ruby Diamond.
There are two screenings on Saturday, August 5--one at 2:45pm and one at 8:00pm. Different films will be playing at each screening. House doors will open 30 minutes prior to each screening.
Please note there may be language or themes in some films that could be inappropriate for sensitive viewers or younger children. For more information, please call 850-644-4927 or visit /keylight.