Film School: Incubators of International Creativity
Evening Presentation by Dr. Mary Schmidt Campbell, Dean, New York University Tisch School of the Arts
Drinks Reception at 6:30 pm
Presentation at 7:00 pm
Close at 8:00 pm
For the past several years, the Tisch School of the Arts has witnessed the rapid growth in the number of non-US citizens enrolled in its renowned graduate film programs - both in Singapore and in New York. The result has been an increasing number of films with internationally diverse creative teams and an ever widening range of narrative content shot at locations all over the world. Dr. Mary Schmidt Campbell, Dean of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts for the past 22 years, will present the current state of global filmmaking at Tisch and NYU, and identify the specific skills this type of filmmaking engenders in the filmmakers. Using clips of films made at Tisch Asia and Tisch New York, Dean Campbell will discuss the value of film schools as international creative incubators.
Dr. Mary Schmidt Campbell has been a leader in the cultural life of New York City for over 35 years. She has served as Curator, Museum Director and Cultural Affairs Commissioner for the city of New York, Dean for over two decades at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and Associate Provost for the Arts at NYU. While Dean, she held the voluntary public positions of Chair of the New York State Council on the Arts. In 2009 Dean Campbell was appointed by President Barack Obama as the Vice Chair of the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities - a non-partisan advisory committee to the President of the United States on cultural matters. In that role she has been active in the development of arts in education policy and programs. Dean Campbell is co-author of “Harlem Renaissance: Art of Black America” and “Memory and Metaphor: The Art of Romare Bearden, 1940-1987”. She is co-editor of “Artistic Citizenship: A Public Voice for the Arts”. Dean Campbell is close to completing a cultural biography of Romare Bearden for Oxford University Press. She lectures widely on African American art, urban cultural policy, arts in education and leadership issues. Dean Campbell sits on the board of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and The Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival. In 2001 she was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
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