Full Sail Real World Education Announces that Film Graduate and Director of Saw II Closes Two-Picture Deal with Dimension Films

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Full Sail is proud to announce that 2001 Film Graduate, Darren Lynn Bousman, just closed a two-picture deal with Dimension Films after hitting #1 at the Box Office with "Saw II," his first major motion picture release, in October 2005.

Full Sail is proud to announce that 2001 Film Graduate, Darren Lynn Bousman, just closed a two-picture deal with Dimension Films.

Bousman shook the industry with his first major motion picture release, Saw II, which hit #1 at the Box Office in October 2005. Now he has the opportunity to gain further success with Dimension Films after signing a new deal with them earlier this month.

Bob Weinstein and Richard Saperstein of Dimension Films took interest after the startling success of SAW II, and are anxious to work with Bousman on future projects. “This is a remarkable step” said Dave Franko, Full Sail’s Program Director for the Film Department. “As demanding as our Film Program is here at Full Sail, I’m sure Darren is proud of all the hard work he tirelessly put into it."

Mark Burg, Oren Koules and Greg Hoffman, principals of Twisted Pictures and Producers of Saw II, called on Dimension Films to help Bousman’s career acquire additional exposure. The three will produce Bousman’s next two projects, but have decided to not go with the Twisted name. They strongly feel Bousman is qualified enough to go beyond their upper-budget limit of $10 million per movie. “What an incredible goal to accomplish," Franko added. "Darren has come a long way since graduating in 2001.”

For more than 25 years, Full Sail graduates have been making their mark on the digital media and entertainment media industries. Recent graduate credits include work on Oscar-winning films such as: The Incredibles, Million Dollar Baby, and Spider-Man 2, best-selling video games including: Madden NFL 2005, Oddworld Stranger’s Wrath, and The Matrix Online, and GRAMMY-winning albums by Ray Charles, Usher, and OUTKAST. Full Sail graduates have also been involved in creating motion graphics and Web Sites for companies such as ABC, Nike and the Atlanta Falcons, and have been in lead positions in the live event industry with artists and companies such as Madonna and Cirque du Soleil: La Nouba at Walt Disney World.

On August 11, 2005, Rolling Stone Magazine named Full Sail one of the top five “Best Music Programs” in the country, and honored Full Sail as having one of the nation’s top three music business departments in the Schools That Rock: The Rolling Stone College Guide. In addition, the January 2003 edition of Electronic Gaming Monthly named Full Sail one of the top five Game Design schools in the world, Shift Magazine ranked Full Sail as the No. 3 top new media school alongside the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (No. 1) and New York University (No. 2), and Unleashed Magazine has just named Full Sail one of the “Best Film Programs” in the country.

For more information about Full Sail, please visit http://www.fullsail.com.

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