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“Welcome to Night Vale”: SMU Film Grad Student Examines Hit Podcast at 2018 Southwest Popular/American Culture Conference

“Welcome to Night Vale”: SMU Film Grad Student Examines Hit Podcast at 2018 Southwest Popular/American Culture Conference

Fans can’t get enough of podcast, novels, live shows and more  At the 39th annual Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (SWPACA) Conference held in Albuquerque, New Mexico, February 7-10, graduate film student Alec Petsche (M.A. May 2018) presented a paper on a hot new phenomenon. Titled “Welcome to Night Vale” as Consumable Paratext, his paper explored

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Film Festival Do’s and Don’ts from SMU Alumni

Film Festival Do’s and Don’ts from SMU Alumni

Getting ready to submit your film to festivals? Alumna Amanda Presmyk (B.A. Film & Media Arts and B.A. Journalism ’14), VP of production at Cinestate and director of operations for the Oak Cliff Film Festival, has some tips for you. Presmyk has six years of experience in feature, television and commercial producing. Now in her

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Ready to Submit to Festivals? SMU Film Alum Sarah Harris Has Advice

Ready to Submit to Festivals? SMU Film Alum Sarah Harris Has Advice

Ready to submit your film? Film programmer Sarah Harris (’05) on researching festivals. Tip: make plans before you shoot your next film. Thinking about getting your film onto the big screen? According to Sarah Harris, professional film programmer for five festivals, your chances of getting accepted to film festivals go up when you research them

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