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"WHY WE NEED @SpikeLee " Free Event @ASU March 4th


ASU FILM SPARK offers students and valley residents the chance to attend a Q&A with legendary filmmaker, Spike Lee

The event, “WHY WE NEED SPIKE LEE – and All Visionary Artists”, presented by the newly established ASU Film Spark, will feature a talk by the iconoclastic director along with a special on-stage Q&A with ASU students. The 90 minute event will cover topics ranging from gun control, race relations, as well as Lee’s distinguished body of work and the critical importance of visionary filmmaking in a culture dominated with remakes, sequels and franchised superheroes. #SpikeLeeASU

WHO: Spike Lee
Christine Devine (ASU Alumna & Emmy Award winning journalist, Moderator)
Adam Collis (ASU Film Professor & Director of Film Spark)

WHERE: ASU Gammage
1200 S Forest Ave
Tempe, AZ 85281

WHEN: Friday, March 4, 2016
6:00pm – Doors open
7:00pm – Event

TICKETS: Tickets are FREE! To make a reservation, go to Tickets will be available for pick-up outside of the ASU Gammage Box Office on March 4, 2016 from 12:00PM to 6:00PM (or until the show is SOLD OUT). Tickets are first come, first serve.

ASU Film Spark is an unprecedented program at the intersection of the entertainment industry and academia with three primary goals:

1) CAREER ACCELERATOR to help ASU students and alumni in entertainment.
2) INNOVATION HUB to create a better industry, culture and society.
3) SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA OUTREACH ARM to deepen ASU connections with the alumni, prospective students, entertainment companies and others in the region.

Film Spark, started by ASU film professor Adam Collis, began as a simple video-conference with a filmmaker that grew into a mission to connect ASU with the best filmmakers and executives in the world. Since then Professor Collis has connected ASU students with four Oscar-winners, five Oscar-nominees, three studio chiefs, the presidents of the Academy and the Directors Guild, as well as numerous blockbuster producers and award-winning directors. Film Spark’s Feature Film Internship Initiative also gave eighty-five ASU students and fifteen recent alumni the chance to learn filmmaking on an actual feature film set with an Oscar-winning cast and crew.

Recognizing the extraordinary value being delivered to ASU students, President Crow worked with Dean Steven Tepper of the Herberger Institute for Arts and Design to establish Film Spark as a formal program, which fully launched in January of this year out of ASU’s California Center in Santa Monica.

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