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St. Mark’s Yacht Club to host National Film Expert

April 20, 2013

Open Interview Event with Dean of FSU’s Renowned Film School

 Saturday, April 20 at 7:30 p.m.

St. Marks – Professor Frank Patterson, Dean of the FSU College of Motion Picture Arts, is the featured guest at the Yacht Club’s Up Close and Personal Spotlight Event on Saturday, April 20th at 7:30 pm.


In a conversational-style interview led by Dr. Betty Ann Korzenny, Adjunct Professor, Florida State University, School of Communication, she and Dean Patterson will discuss highlights from his 25 years of experience as a filmmaker, educator & consultant. The audience will have the opportunity to meet Dean Patterson and to ask questions about his extensive involvement in the film world from Hollywood to the State of Florida.

Dean Patterson received his master’s and bachelor’s degrees in Communication from Baylor University. He has served as the President of The Los Angeles Film School in Hollywood, CA and Director of the School of Film and Television at Chapman University.  Currently he leads the Film School at FSU, which The Directors Guild of America has recognized for its distinguished contributions to American Culture.

The Hollywood Reporter, a trade publication, named Frank Patterson one of the nation’s top mentors to a generation of Hollywood filmmakers. The Florida Governor’s Office recognized him for “inspiring a generation of Florida filmmakers” and for his “contribution to and support of production in Florida.”  Former FSU Provost, Lawrence G. Abele, remarked: “Frank Patterson has brought incredible energy, vision, technical expertise and aesthetic sense to our Film School. No one has done more to elevate the place of film in the University and among the arts than Frank.”

The general public in the area is invited to this community event. It is an opportunity to gain an insider’s view into the education of future film leaders and current trends in the film world. There will be light refreshments prior to the interview and time for questions and discussion with the speaker.

April 20 Betty Ann Korzenny and Dean Frank Patterson Interview

The Club is located at 36 Yacht Club Lane, St. Marks, Florida, 32355.


April 20, 2013
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