WINTER PARK, FL (PRWEB) April 12, 2006
Full Sail is proud to announce that 2001 film graduate, Darren Lynn Bousman, has been chosen to direct the third installment for the Saw horror film series.
Bousman shook the industry with his first major motion picture release with 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 in late 2005 for two future films.
Lions Gate Entertainment and Twisted Pictures teamed up to bring the film to the big screen just in time for Halloween 2005. Saw II had a $31.7 million three-day opening weekend last Halloween and had the widest distribution of any film in Lions Gate's history. The movie debuted as the number one DVD in North America in February of 2006, selling 3.9 million DVDs and PlayStationPortable UMDs. "After viewing Saw II in theaters last year, it is wonderful that Lions Gate chose Darren to film the third installment," said Dave Franko, Program Director for the Full Sail Film Department. “Everyone at Full Sail is proud of all of Darren's incredible accomplishments since graduating."
Since 1979, Full Sail Real World Education, a college outside of Orlando, FL, has been an innovative educational leader for those pursuing a career in the entertainment industry. With over 20,000 alumni, graduate credits include work on Oscar and GRAMMY-winning projects, best-selling video games, and the #1 grossing U.S. concert tour five out of the last five years. Full Sail's 91-acre campus proudly welcomes over 5,000 students from all 50 states and 37 countries worldwide. Currently, Full Sail offers degrees in the following disciplines: Computer Animation, Digital Arts & Design, Entertainment Business, Film, Game Development, Recording Arts, and Show Production & Touring.
Students experience a “real world” education, with a professional class structure of 8-12 hours per day, and a 24-hour round the clock schedule which earned Full Sail the “Most Innovative Program” Award by the Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges. Full Sail has also been named one of the top three entertainment media colleges by Shift Magazine alongside the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (No. 1) and New York University (No. 2); Electronic Gaming Monthly named Full Sail one of the Top Five Game Degree Programs in the world; Rolling Stone Magazine recently named Full Sail one of the “Best Music Programs” in the country, in addition to one of the “Best Music Business Departments” in the Schools That Rock: The Rolling Stone College Guide, and UNleashed Magazine has just named Full Sail one of the Best Film Programs in the country.
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