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March 30, 2005

RSU to Present Film Workshop and Screenings April 13

Have you ever been bitten by the acting bug? Do you have an idea for a feature film?

A workshop titled "How to Turn Any Idea into a Movie Script in 30 Days" will be held from 3:30-5 pm. on Wednesday, April 13, in the Will Rogers Auditorium at Rogers State University. The workshop is free and open to the public.

Co-founders of the Bare Bones International Film Festival, Oscar Ray and Shiron Butterfly Ray, will present the workshop. The Rays also will speak to students in Dr. Hugh Foley's cinema class.

In addition, a showcase of independent films will be presented from 6-9 pm. in the Will Rogers Auditorium. The public is invited to view the films. The cost is $2 per person.

"This is a wonderful opportunity for students and aspiring filmmakers to network and observe the creative endeavors of accomplished filmmakers" said Cathy Coomer, RSU instructor and coordinator of the events.

The workshop and film showcase is sponsored by the RSU chapter of the Oklahoma Broadcast Education Association (OBEA), an organization of broadcast educators and electronic media professionals, whose mission is to strengthen broadcast education in Oklahoma, encourage interest of electronic media professionals in broadcast education and establish a channel for the exchange of information and ideas among broadcast educators and electronic media professionals across the state.

The events are also sponsored by the Darkwood Film Arts Institute, which has trained actors, screenwriters, producers and directors in every aspect of filmmaking in Oklahoma since 1996, and the Bare Bones International Film Festival.

The film festival will be held on April 18-24, in Muskogee, Okla., and will include a variety of public events, including live screenplay readings, live film shoots, open microphone poetry, make-up and costume demonstrations and stunt safety instruction. In addition, the Bare Bones "Script-2-Screen" Independent Film Festival and Conference will be held Oct. 13-16 in Tulsa.

For more information on all events, call (918) 343-7571.