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ERIC Number: EJ1001341
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Dec-6
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1557-5411
Doing the Right Thing
Hayes, Dianne
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, v29 n22 p8-9 Dec 2012
With more than a quarter of a century of filmmaking under his belt, Spike Lee has begun working with students to provide opportunities for them to reach their dreams. The tough-minded director on set has proven to have a soft spot when it comes to youth and the next generation of filmmakers. Lee is a welcomed guest lecturer offering candid discussions about the art of filmmaking on campuses throughout the U.S. The 20th anniversary of one of his most celebrated films, "Do the Right Thing," took him on a whirlwind visit to campuses. The movie has helped to launch the careers of actors such as Samuel L. Jackson, John Tutturo, Rosie Perez, Martin Lawrence and Giancarlo Esposito. Lee's support for young filmmakers doesn't stop with making himself available as a professor or guest lecturer. Lee offers funding for five promising thesis projects to help students bring their visions to life in film.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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