...an unfortunate name for an interesting film program at Arizona State University. Their film school is just a year old, but the principals are listening to the universe and trying in the rapidly changing environment to figure out how to prepare the futures of the film industry to be fluent in the language of technology AND content. Impressive that an advisory board of two dozen film veterans - mainly producers, lawyers and studio executives - has signed on to help shape the curriculum and speak to students about the challengs facing the entertainment industry.
"We know that the dominance of 35-millemeter film is over," says Peter Lehman, the director of film and media studies program. "We are in a period of massive change and uncertainty. We need a new kind of person in this industry."