It’s All About You! Full Sail Celebrates Filmmakers and Animators at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival

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Full Sail Real World Education will be hosting an event themed, “It’s All About You” at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. The event will be held January 23 from 8PM – 11PM at 350 Main Brasserie celebrating the impact both filmmaking and animation have had on the entertainment industry.

Full Sail Real World Education will be hosting an event themed, “It’s All About You” at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. The event will be held January 23 from 8PM – 11PM at 350 Main Brasserie celebrating the impact both filmmaking and animation have had on the entertainment industry.

“Full Sail attends Sundance in order to open future doors for our students. In the process of promoting their achievements, we recruit guest speakers for the school, find future projects that can be created at Full Sail, and meet potential employers for the students we serve. Our experiences there consistently get better and better,” said Nell Thompson, Executive Director of Education for Media Arts.

“It’s All About You” is an event where Full Sail will also feature their Graduate Showcase and highlight work in the Film and Animation degree programs. Both programs continue to see remarkable success as Full Sail graduates make their mark in the entertainment industry. One such example, Film Graduate Amber Goerish, 21, sold a script she had written last year to a highly prestigious production company. The studio began pre-production on the film in late 2005. Also, this past Halloween, Full Sail graduate Darren Lynn Bousman, directed the film Saw II, which hit #1 at the box office with an opening weekend gross of $31.5 million.

In addition, Unleashed Magazine recently named Full Sail as having one of the top 5 film programs in the nation, solidifying its impact in the country and the influence it has had at events such as Sundance. “The importance of Full Sail’s presence at the Sundance Film Festival is to educate the entertainment community on the student’s accomplishments, and to educate the artistic community on our innovative education model,” added Thompson.

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, and in April 2000, 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).

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

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