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FRONTLINE: Trump's Trumps Trade War Over a Darkened White HouseTrade War - Meet the Producers
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11
6:30 - 9PM
MALSI DOYLE AND MICHEAL FORMAN THEATRE
MCKINLEY BUILDING, SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATION

 

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The inside story of President Trump’s gamble to confront China over trade. Reporting from the U.S. and china, FRONTLINE and NPR investigate what led the world’s two largest economies to the brink, and the billions at stake.

Films Across BordersRiver and Wall logo over image of river
Presents The River and the Wall
Tuesday, October 1st
6:30 - 9PM
MALSI DOYLE AND MICHEAL FORMAN THEATRE
MCKINLEY BUILDING, SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATION

 

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This event launches the fall film series, Films Across Borders: Stories of Water. The opening night program includes a live music concert; a documentary film screening about five friends on horses, mountain bikes, and canoes exploring the environmental and human impacts of a border wall along the Texas Rio Grande; followed by a discussion and audience Q&A.

 

The River and the Wall, which premiered at SXSW this year, follows five friends on an immersive adventure through the unknown wilds of the Texas borderlands as they travel 1200 miles from El Paso to the Gulf of Mexico. Setting out on horses, mountain bikes, and canoes, they document the borderlands and explore the potential impacts of a wall on the natural environment as they come face-to-face with the human side of the immigration debate in uncharted emotional waters.

There's No Crying in Kristin Grady Gilger and Julia Wallace next to the cover of their bookNewsrooms: What Women Have Learned about What it Takes to LeadTUESDAY, OCTOBER 3rd
6:30 - 9PM
MALSI DOYLE AND MICHEAL FORMAN THEATRE
MCKINLEY BUILDING, SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATION

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A discussion with former newsroom leaders and top educators Kristin Grady Gilger and Julia Wallace on their recent book about what it takes to lead in the newsroom. A light reception will follow the program.

ScriptDCScriptDC - Words to "Action!"
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11th - Sunday, October 13th
6:30 - 3PM
MCKINLEY BUILDING, SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATION

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ScriptDC is the premier conference for Mid-Atlantic filmmakers including writers, directors, producers, editors, and talent to connect with accomplished teachers, consultants and industry professionals. This year's speakers will give you insights into story structure, the horror and rom/com genres, how to finance your film with crowdfunding or equity financing, what it's like to be in the writer's room, how to direct from doc to narrative (or vice versa), editing archival-based films, the editor as storyteller (and more)! We are delighted to be working with Roadmap Writers to give 32 attendees the opportunity to pitch their projects via Skype to LA-based development executives.  

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