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Orlando film schools shut out of THR’s 25 Best list and why you shouldn’t give a damn

August 1, 2013
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Orlando film schools shut out of THR’s 25 Best list and why you shouldn’t give a damn

Orlando film schools have been shut out of The Hollywood Reporter's 2013 list of the 25 best film schools, while film school remains one of the biggest, most expensive and pointless rackets going.
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Video: Opening Night at Ringling Bros “Built To Amaze”

January 12, 2013
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Video: Opening Night at Ringling Bros “Built To Amaze”

The circus came back to town this week, as Ringling Bros. Barnum and Bailey debuted their latest production at Orlando's Amway Center on Thursday night. As detailed in the preview I posted recently, “Built To Amaze” is based around the construction of the circus itself. The tenuous theme is mostly evident in the energetic...
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Video Preview: Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey’s “Built To Amaze”

January 4, 2013
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Video Preview: Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey’s “Built To Amaze”

Next Thursday night (1/10), the Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus returns to the Amway Center with a brand-new production, “Built To Amaze!” Last month, I had the opportunity to visit Ringling's winter rehearsal home at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa and get a a behind-the-scenes look at the latest edition of “The...
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Video & Photo Gallery: Ringling Bros. Circus and OSC’s Otronicon Return to Orlando

January 13, 2012
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Video & Photo Gallery: Ringling Bros. Circus and OSC’s Otronicon Return to Orlando

Two old favorites return to Orlando this weekend for their annual early January appearances. You can read my take on these events in next week’s Live Active Cultures, but in the meantime here is a visual teaser to help you decide whether to see them before they leave town for another year. Earlier in...
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Video: Disney’s Dumbo Departs as Ringling Elephants Arrive

January 10, 2012
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Video: Disney’s Dumbo Departs as Ringling Elephants Arrive

Let January 9th, 2012, forever be known in the annals of Orlando history as “The Day of the Passing Pachyderms.” (Or not.) Our story starts at Walt Disney World, where what was arguably the most iconic original attraction at the Magic Kingdom has closed forever in its current form. On Sunday night, Fantasyland’s Dumbo...
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This Just In: Awesome Ringling College continues to be awesome.

February 9, 2011
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This Just In: Awesome Ringling College continues to be awesome.

I’ve spoken at length before about what an awesome awesome program Ringling College is running over in Sarasota – in short, their Computer Animation kids are budding Pixar geniuses – but they’ve really stepped up the film side lately. The Ringling Digital Filmmaking program is now in its fourth year and they have some...
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