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Alexander Jeffery (left) and Paul Petersen accept the $50,000 cash prize as the grand prize winner of the Louisiana Film Prize for their film, "The Bespoke Tailoring of Mister Bellamy."

calendar icon12 Oct 2015    

Carson School alumnus Jeffery wins Louisiana Film Prize

Lincoln, Neb.--“The Bespoke Tailoring of Mister Bellamy,” a short film directed and produced by Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film alumnus Alexander Jeffery received $50,000 as the grand prize winner of the Louisiana Film Prize.

Twenty filmmaker finalists competed for the cash prize for a 15-minute film. According to founder Gregory Kallenberg, it’s the largest award for a short film in the world.

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Paul Steger

calendar icon06 Oct 2015    

Steger to step down as director of the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film

Lincoln, Neb.—Paul Steger announced on Monday that he will be stepping down as Director of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film, effective June 30, 2016, and will return to the faculty next Fall.

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Applications for the Nebraska Young Artist Awards are being accepted through Dec. 11.

calendar icon02 Oct 2015    

High school juniors invited to apply for Nebraska Young Artist Awards

Lincoln, Neb.--The Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts is seeking applications for the 19th annual Nebraska Young Artist Awards.

The awards recognize 11th-grade students from Nebraska who are gifted and talented in the areas of visual art, dance, music, theater, and film and new media. These students exemplify the pinnacles of creativity in one of the fine and performing arts.

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"Dancing at Lughnasa" opens Oct. 8 in the Studio Theatre. Brenna Hill rehearses a scene from "Dancing at Lughnasa," which opens Oct. 8. Photo by Michael Reinmiller.

calendar icon23 Sep 2015    

University Theatre opens season with "Dancing at Lughnasa"

Lincoln, Neb.--University Theatre opens its 2015-2016 in October with Brian Friel’s “Dancing at Lughnasa.”
    
Performances are Oct. 8-9 and 13-17 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 11 and 18 at 2 p.m. in the Studio Theatre, located on the first floor of the Temple Building.

Director Laura Lippman describes “Dancing at Lughnasa” as a “memory play,” told through the narrator, Michael, who was once a part of the world he describes, but has since escaped.

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Pat Hazell

calendar icon20 Sep 2015    

Pat Hazell to present next Carson Lecture Sept. 25

Lincoln, Neb.--Comedian and former “Seinfeld” writer Pat Hazell will present the next Carson Lecture on Friday, Sept. 25.

Hazell’s Carson Lecture will be at 3:30 p.m. in Howell Theatre, which is located on the first floor of the Temple Building, on the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s City Campus at 12th and R sts. The event is free and open to the public, but a free ticket is required for entry. Reserve your free tickets at https://go.unl.edu/theatretix.

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(left to right) Jorden Charley-Whatley, Hunter McDonald and Will Voelker star in Theatix's "Facing East."

calendar icon18 Sep 2015    

Theatrix opens season with 'Facing East'

Lincoln, Neb,--Theatrix, a student-run theatre company within the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film, will begin its season with the play "Facing East" by Carol Lynn Pearson.

Chadwick Taylor, a second-year MFA directing student at UNL, will be directing the play.

Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 1, 2 and 3, and at 2 p.m. Oct. 4 in the Lab Theatre third floor of the Temple Building.

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Jason Schwartzman stars in "7 Chinese Brothers." Director Bob Byington will appear for a Q&A at the Ross on Sept. 25.

calendar icon10 Sep 2015    

Director Bob Byington will be at the Ross Sept. 25

Lincoln, Neb.--The Norman A. Geske Cinema Showcase Presents Director Bob Byington who will be appearing at the Friday, Sept. 25 opening night screening of 7 CHINESE BROTHERS at 7:30 p.m. for a question and answer session with the audience.
 
"[Jason Schwartzman] smarms his way through Bob Byington's very funny 7 CHINESE BROTHERS as if the pic had been drawn up especially for him."—John DeFore, Variety.
 

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The Alloy Orchestra. Photo credit:  Rogovin.com.

calendar icon08 Sep 2015    

The Alloy Orchestra returns to the Ross Sept. 19

Lincoln, Neb.--The Alloy Orchestra returns to The Ross on Saturday, Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. performing their original score to the newly restored 1929 documentary classic MAN WITH A MOVIE CAMERA by Dziga Vertov.  Further details are available at www.TheRoss.org, by consulting your newspaper, or by calling the MRRMAC film information line at (402) 472-5353.
 

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Jessie Graff competed this summer on NBC's "American Ninja Warrior." Photo courtesy of NBC.

calendar icon03 Sep 2015    

From Husker to American Ninja Warrior: Graff competes on hit NBC show

Lincoln, Neb.--Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film Alumna and Professional Stuntwoman Jessie Graff (B.A. 2007) competed this summer on the NBC television show, “American Ninja Warrior,” becoming the only woman to qualify for the Las Vegas finals, which began airing on Aug. 31.

This was Graff’s second time competing on “American Ninja Warrior,” but her first time qualifying for the national finals in Las Vegas. Only those competitors who place in the top 15 of their regional finals make it to the final round in Las Vegas.

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Director Bill Plympton to appear at the Ross on Aug. 28 for a screening of "Cheatin.'"

calendar icon17 Aug 2015    

Director Bill Plympton to appear at the Ross Aug. 28

Lincoln, Neb.--The Geske Cinema Showcase presents director Bill Plympton who will appear at the opening night screening of CHEATIN’ on Friday, August 28 at 7:30 p.m. at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center for a Q&A session with the audience.

The screening of CHEATIN' will be begin at 7:30 p.m. and will be followed by the Q&A. Admission is at regular Ross prices. 

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