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RISD FILM: A Celebration of Contributions to the Film Industry

* Thursday, June 8 & Saturday, June 10, 2000. Los Angeles, California, U.S.A The Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) will host a three-part multi-disciplinary exhibition titled "RISD FILM: A Celebration of Contributions to the Film Industry." Curated by Burleigh Smith, head of the Film Program at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, "RISD FILM" will feature works by such noted RISD alumni as Gus Van Sant '75, Martha Coolidge '68, Mary Lambert '74, Bob Richardson '79, Jean De Segonzac '75 and Seth MacFarlane '95. The event will include an invitational afternoon event for industry executives, agents, managers and media; an evening fundraising event at the DGA on June 8; and a special public screening at Santa Monica College on June 10. The afternoon exhibition at the DGA will be 6 hours in its entirety, divided among the three screening rooms by animation/features, advertising/television/music videos and shorts/independents. The industry screening is scheduled from 2 - 5 pm. The fundraiser's festivities on Thursday evening from 7 - 10 pm will feature a compilation screening of selected works from the exhibition. MacFarlane, whose senior thesis at RISD evolved into the current version of FAMILY GUY, of which he is creator and executive producer, will serve as Master of Ceremonies. All proceeds from this event will be used for scholarships for film, animation and video students at RISD. For more information contact Ann Hudner at Tel.: (800) 364-RISD.

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