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Oscar-Winning Producer to Chat with Aspiring Filmmakers

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 22, 2004

CONTACT:
Rick Allen Lippert
405.682.7847
ofi@okccc.edu


Oscar-Winning Producer to Chat with Aspiring Filmmakers


Producer Gray Frederickson, who won an Academy Award for his work on “The Godfather: Part II,” will take part in a live online chat this weekend, at StudentFilms.com, as part of a promotion for the Oklahoma Film Institute.

“This is a tremendous opportunity for anyone interested in filmmaking to ask questions and learn,” says Rick Allen Lippert, director of OFI. “The public rarely gets a chance to interact with a Hollywood legend of this caliber, and we at the Oklahoma Film Institute understand how profoundly an expert’s guidance can inspire a beginning filmmaker. That’s the precise reason we founded our program of hands-on filmmaking workshops, all of them taught by working industry professionals.”

Frederickson will be among the expert instructors for this summer’s OFI workshops, which run July 12 through July 30. Participants will plan and shoot selected scenes from an award-winning screenplay, then edit the footage to create their own movie trailers. Enrollment is still open, says Lippert.

The StudentFilms.com chat with Gray Frederickson is scheduled for Sunday, June 27, at 7:30pm CST. The event is free and open to the public, but participants must register at the site.

For more information about the Oklahoma Film Institute, visit www.okccc.edu/ofi or call 405-682-7847. For more information about the online chat event, please visit www.StudentFilms.com.
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