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Friday, October 25 • 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Student Empowerment through Filmmaking and Storytelling presented by Macmillan Learning and Cinema Ed

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Can making a film also make you a better student? Experiential data and practical experience support the notion that filmmaking and storytelling help connect students to their studies and to future success in the workplace. Come listen as we discuss how the process of writing and shooting a student film helps lift up educational pursuits and prepares our next generation of innovative and creative thinkers. A panelist from Macmillan Learning, who facilitate teaching and learning opportunities, will join film and education experts and a student filmmaker to get to the heart of how storytelling can empower students in all their studies.

This panel is presented by Macmillan Learning and Cinema Ed.

Moderators
avatar for Richard Stephen Bell

Richard Stephen Bell

moderator; Executive Director, Cinema Ed; writer; actor, Cinema Ed
Richard is the Founder and Executive Director of CINEMA ED, a 501(c)3 non-profit film and media organization that focuses on using independent film as a teaching tool. Although their programs place special emphasis on at-risk populations, they work with all students to harness the... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Erika Gutierrez

Erika Gutierrez

Senior Program Director for Communication and College Success, Macmillan Learning
As a Senior Director with Macmillan Learning, Erika oversees a team of editors, media professionals, and prestigious authors in crafting best-selling educational products for film, media studies, and communication. She has signed and published more than 30 titles, produced hundreds... Read More →
avatar for Cindy McCreery

Cindy McCreery

The Blondes AMC/Shudder, Fifty Universal TV, Something in the Water Effenson Entertainment, Haven Sy/Fy Channel, Missy Piggle Wiggle Freckle Films Free Willy WB, Disney Feature Fellow, Associate Professor and Screenwriting Area Head UT Austin
Cindy McCreery is an Associate Professor of Screenwriting in the Department of Radio-TV-Film at The University of Texas at Austin where she teaches television and feature film writing in the undergraduate, graduate and Michener Center for Writing programs. Previously she taught screenwriting... Read More →
avatar for Max Goldstein

Max Goldstein

Filmmakers
Max is an award-winning student filmmaker from New Jersey, whose films have screened at numerous festivals, including the Jersey Shore Film Festival, the Garden State Film Festival, the Austin Micro Short Film Festival, the Thin Line Fest, the Newark International Film Festival and... Read More →

Sponsors

Friday October 25, 2019 1:30pm - 2:45pm
The Driskill Hotel, Citadel Room 604 Brazos St, Austin TX 78701

Attendees (24)