A unique 3-credit course is offered fall of 2013 on the Cedar Crest College campus. Students will be part of a creative team, working with Hollywood professionals and local experts to develop a new production from script to stage. This is a great opportunity for students interested in the entertainment business to roll up their sleeves and learn many aspects of this fascinating field.
Frank Megna, director
Charles Shaughnessy, actor
Kate Vernon, actress
Kate found acting success in the early ’80s with roles in some of the popular TV series of the time and in the teen-sensation flick Pretty in Pink. She has worked steadily ever since, in both mediums.
To date, Kate has starred alongside such talents as two-time Oscar winner Denzel Washington (Malcom X), James Spader (Pretty in Pink), Tony Curtis, Dick Van Dyke, Oscar-nominees Holly Hunter (Saving Grace), and Edward James Olmos and Mary McDonnell on Battlestar Galactica.
Kate’s extensive experience on the small screen has come in the form of recurring roles on Battlestar Galactica, Nash Bridges, L.A. Law, Hunter and Falcon Crest, as well as numerous guest appearances on other series. She has also starred in a number of TV movies and miniseries.
Most recently Kate was seen on Bones, Heroes, Saving Grace, The Mentalist, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, and Battlestar Galactica: The Plan. She was also in the successful, big-screen Miley Cyrus vehicle The Last Song.
Currently, Kate resides in Los Angeles and continues to pursue acting projects.
Her most recent appearance is in the Syfy original production Red Faction.
This course will focus on the development of concepts and strategies necessary to be successful in the business entertainment field. Particular emphasis is placed on the creation and execution of a marketing plan for the purpose of promoting an “entertainment product” that will be produced by the students in the class.
- Develop and execute a marketing plan for a new production
- Learn how to and participate in the staging of a new production
- Combine business and creative elements to make the new production successful
- Act on stage with a Hollywood director and talent
- Work with local legends, including Kevin Gallagher and Dr. James R. (Doc) Ogden
- Coordinate with professional resources from Artsquest, Haydenfilms Institute, and more
- Earn 3 credits while having fun
For more information:
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