photo credit, Mary Lou Chlipala
Veerendra Prasad's 210 (Introduction to Screenwriting) class takes advantage of their new team-based learning classroom in the Chem Building. (From top left to rightLucas Goldman is assigned to a writers' room as he enters class; Prasad utilizes film clips to explain  the cinematic storytelling technique students will use in the day's exercise; Sophia Georginis (kneeling) joins her peers in listening to Prasad's pointers re: her group's scene outline on the dry-erase walls; and Prasad watches students log into WriterDuet, a collaborative screenwriting program, to begin writing their scene.
Film Screening of Citizen Kane
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Angell Hall, Auditorium A
4:00 p.m. 
In conjunction with the library’s exhibition It’s Still Terrific: CITIZEN KANE at 75, currently on display through February 5, 2017, in the Audubon Room, Author Harlan Lebo (Citizen Kane: A Filmmaker's Journey) will introduce the film and take questions following the screening of Orson Welles’s feature film debut, Citizen 
Kane.  Often cited as the greatest film ever made, the film chronicles through flashbacks the rise and eventual fall of Charles Foster Kane, an enigmatic newspaper tycoon.

This event is sponsored by the Special Collections Library, U-M Library, and the Department of Screen Arts & Cultures. 
The Center for Japanese Studies and the Michigan Theater Present
Kuro: The The Dark Edge of Japanese Filmmaking (Film Series)
Monday, February 6, 2017 - Monday, March 20, 2017
Michigan Theater
All films begin at 7:00  p.m. 
The 10-week series brings the genre of Noir and its underworld of crime and suspense through the lens of some of Japan’s most prolific filmmakers who have delivered what we now consider classics to the silver screen. Select films will be introduced by professors from CJS and Screen Arts & Cultures, giving viewers insight into the captivating world of Japanese intrigue, yakuza, revenge and redemption. 
The next film in the series, screening on February 6, 2017, is A Colt is My Passport.  A hitman’s work is never done in this film from Master Director Takashi Nomura that has been hailed as one of “Japanese cinema’s supreme emulations of American noir.” Joe Shishido stars as a hard-boiled yakuza caught between rival gangs. With his trusty sidekick in tow, 
the two must shoot their way out if they want to live to fight another day; all complete with a stunning spaghetti western-influenced soundtrack to fully transport the viewer.

Additional support will be provided by Nagomi Sushi Downtown who will host monthly menu samplings on-site and advertise additional offers in the weeks ahead to help support the series. 
The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures Presents
The Image Reframed: Visions of Instability 

21st Charles F. Fraker Graduate Conference
Friday,  February 10 and Saturday, February 11, 2017
Henderson Room, Michigan League
8:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m. 
Free and open to the public 
Images can sear, blur, fade, or proliferate. Images can be captured, scanned, altered, or reproduced. The image is a subject and an object; there is a categorical instability to the image that belies the hard dimensions of the frame. We will explore images, the way they inform us about the past and the present, and also the way they affect our notions of reality and personhood. 

The conference will facilitate a lively and broadly interdisciplinary engagement among Michigan students and faculty, honored guests from around the country and the globe, and distinguished keynote speakers Michael Taussig and W. J. T. Mitchell. 

For more information and a full schedule of events, please click here
This event is sponsored by the Departments of History of Art, Comparative Literature, Afroamerican and African Studies, Screen Arts & Cultures, Philosophy, American Culture, Anthropology, History, and Sociology; the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, the Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies, the Institute for the Humanities, the Museum Studies Program, and Rackham Graduate School. 
SAC Speaker Series Presents
A Talk by Professor Kristen Whissel of UC Berkeley
"Parallax Effects: Post-War 3D Cinema and the Historical Uncanny "
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Osterman Room, 1st Floor Thayer Building
4:30 p.m. 
Kristen Whissel is the Chair of the Department of Film and Media at the University of California, Berkeley.  Professor Whissel’s research focuses on cinema and technological change, silent cinema and modernity, digital cinema, visual effects, and the history and theory of the stereoscope and 3D cinema.  She is the author of Spectacular Digital Effects: CGI and Contemporary Cinema (Duke University Press 2014) and Picturing American Modernity: Traffic, Technology, and Silent Cinema (Duke University Press 2008).
Winter 2017 Communication & Media Speaker Series Presents
A Talk by Associate Professor Kristen Warner of The University of Alabama
"The Difficulty Around Diversifying Hollywood's Labor Force and its Circumventions"
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Space 2435, North Quad 
4:00 - 5:30 p.m. 

Kristen Warner is an Associate Professor in the Department of Journalism and Creative Media at The University of Alabama. She is the author of The Cultural Politics of Colorblind TV Casting (Routledge, 2015). Professor Warner's research interests are centered at the juxtaposition of televisual racial representation and its place within the media industries, particularly within the practice of casting. 
Warner's talk will address how discourses of Hollywood labor erase classed and racial identity through three key strategies creatives of color employ as a consequence of those practices. 
photo credit, Mary Lou Chlipala

On January 27, 2017, in Studio A, Screen Arts & Cultures hosted an internship panel moderated by SAC Associate Chair Victor Fanucchi. SAC intern panelists (from left to right) Dylan Hancook, Jeffrey Berris, Karen Brownman, Kelsey Comeau, Alison Hacker, and Jason Mondry shared their internship experiences from this past summer with current SAC students. Director of Screenwriting Jim Burnstein spoke about the LA Speaker Series for students interning in LA, organized by two SAC alums, Daniel Pipski (Senior Vice President, Television MIRAMAX) and Kelci Parker (Asst. to Kent Alterman, President of Comedy Central).
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