Department News (3-18-14)

On Saturday, March 8, the capstone films On The Rocks and On A High Arid Plain
held a fundraising concert at the Provo Bicycle Collective Warehouse.
Each Fall and Winter semester, up to two Media Arts projects are selected
for capstone development. Both are required to raise up to $3500 toward
their project budgets, and this concert was one of the methods they chose. There were about 60 people in attendance, and the projects raised $575. Performing were Twin (Spencer and Lianna Russell, a husband and wife duo, and son and daughter in law of Tom and Courtney Russell) and Isaac Russell (another son of Tom and Courtney and formerly a Columbia Records artist). Spencer has scored many past capstone projects. He loves film scoring and is always looking for new projects. Both acts donated their time to the cause. The two projects this term are On The Rocks: written by Sam Featherstone and Martha Rallison, directed by Sam Featherstone and produced by Cassie Hiatt; and On A High Arid Plain: written and directed by Colten Ashley, and produced by April Groth. Click here to see the previews.


Congratulations to Microburst Theatre Festival, directed by George Nelson, who were recognized by KCACTF for distinguished achievements in: Production of a New Work, Direction of a New Work, and Ensemble Acting. For the complete list of productions, click here.


Allison Belnap graduated from BYU with at BA in Theatre & Film, Acting Emphasis, in 1995 and an MA in 2001.  Allison taught TMA 123 and 352.  In fact, she was an adjunct faculty member from 2001 until she graduated from law school, almost 10 years later.  She graduated from BYU’s law school in 2011.  In January 2014, she was hired as an Assistant Dean in the J. Reuben Clark Law School, in charge Career Services.  Congratulations to Allison!  Allison is the mother of five daughters and the wife of Dean Belnap, who is the head of physical facilities in the HFAC.  Now there are two Dean Belnaps in the family!




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