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Producer Vachon Will Speak at UT
(released 10/12/2007)
By greenroomwire

Through the work of The University of Tampa and the Tampa Bay Film Commission, renowned producer Christine Vachon will speak to a class of film students on Thursday, Oct. 25, at 4:00 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public and will take place in Reeves Theater in the Vaughn Center at The University of Tampa, 401 W. Kennedy Blvd. in Tampa.

"We are excited to be able to partner with The University of Tampa to bring such a distinguished producer to Tampa Bay," said Lindsey Norris, film commission manager. "It's opportunities like this that will help grow the Tampa Bay area into the film destination that we know it can be."

Vachon, co-founder of Killer Films and the producer of a new film about Bob Dylan, has established a reputation in the last 15 years as one of the most dynamic, provocative and influential producers in America. She has produced Boys Don't Cry and One Hour Photo, and has worked with directors like Todd Haynes, Todd Solondz and Kimberly Pierce. In 1996, she received the prestigious Muse Award for Outstanding Vision and Achievement by New York Women in Film and Television.

She plans to screen parts of Todd Haynes' tribute to Dylan, I'm Not There, starring Christian Bale, Kate Blanchett, Richard Gere and Heath Ledger. To the film's credit, The New York Times' Sunday Magazine cover story on Oct. 7 featured the film and Vachon's involvement and highlighted how she secured the rights to Dylan's music.

For information about the event, contact Tom Garrett, visiting assistant professor of communication, at 941-544-8888 or CircaFilm@aol.com.

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