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Alumni News

Keeping up with all of our students' exploits has become increasingly difficult.  So many of you are doing such wonderful things!  Here's a sampling. . .  

Check out this article about current Workshop student and I C basketball player Elissa Klie.  Great article Elissa!

Our film directors continue to make us proud!  Latest news. . . Becky Lane's short www.hensandchicksfilm.com kicked off the 2010 festival circuit with its world premiere at the Buffalo Niagara International Film Festival in April where it won two awards for best youth performance. The film is also an official selection at Frameline in San Francisco, the biggest and most prestigious GLBT festival in the world.  Her film continues to get requests for screenings from throughout the country and abroad.  Hens and Chicks just made its European premiere in Barcelona where it won Best Short Film. Congratulations Becky!  What an amazing directorial debut!  Check out this article about a fundraising event for the film.  And we're also so happy for talented director Jaime Lee (via Just2Me Productions) whose film Space Between is one of the official selections for Hoboken International Film Festival 2010.  And finally, It's Not The Same, directed by Jaime Lee & Moses Lee, starring Aaron Heinzen, has just been selected to screen at the Big Apple Film Festival . Hats off these great alum.  Wonderful to see women directors receiving such recognition.

Congratulations to Esosa Edosomwan who is the grand prize winner of the Ford Fiesta Casting Call. She is in Ford's ad campaigns for the Fiesta and attended the 2010 BET Awards in LA.  And kudos to Esosa for booking the leading role of Natasha, a scandalous gold-digger, in the Nollywood film Beyond Pleasure.  Check out Esosa's latest work on her newly updated reel.

Check out  Helen Highfield's review in Backstage for her leading role in The Return of Peter Grimm at The Metropolitan Playhouse.  If you want to cut to the chase, just read this choice sentence about Helen's work, "As the object o f their affections, Helen Highfield focuses on Catherine's love for her guardian, making her sacrifice of her future happiness completely believable, then is equally convincing with her character's near-feminist awakening."  Oh, and if one great review wasn't enough, here's another from NYTheatre.  They have some wonderful praise for Helen in this article as well, so check it out.

Hope none of you missed Amanda Setton's hilarious guest starring role on Mercy.  Great Job Amanda! You left us in stitches!

Great job Saramoira Shields!  We enjoyed your performance on Law and Order!

Here's a link toTom Knight's wonderful Garbage Monster video.  If you have kids, let them watch; it's wonderful!

Kudos to Workshop T.A. Masa Gibson.  He receiving rave reviews for his work in the action/horror flick Patriotic Danger. 

Hats off to Workshop alum Amanda Setton who won rave reviews for her role on One Life to Live. Look at page 1-2 and page 3-4 to read her latest press in Soap Opera Digest.  To learn even more about Amanda, check out these links from Fuse and People Magazine Online.

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