Foundations Fund Rowan's Talking Pictures Series

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Glassboro-The Charles & Lucille King Family Foundation, New York City, and the Rowan Foundation
have each awarded grants to The Talking Pictures Series at Rowan Univ

Glassboro-The Charles & Lucille King Family Foundation, New York City, and the Rowan Foundation
have each awarded grants to The Talking Pictures Series at Rowan University.

Talking Pictures brings outstanding professionals from the film and television industries to Rowan to meet
with students and faculty in an informal conversation and Q&A session.

The King Foundation awarded the series a $10,000 annual grant, and the Rowan Foundation awarded the
series a $10,000 matching grant.

Kenneth Kaleta, a Radio/TV/Film professor at Rowan, started the series three years ago with a Rowan
Foundation Creative Activity Award. Radio/TV/Film professor Michael Donovan serves as co-producer and
co-moderator.

Previous guests for the program have included Cannes Film Festival-winning writer/director Hal Hartley,
film and television director Abel Ferrara, Oscar-winning film editor Tom Rolf, Emmy Award-winning
producer/director Ed Sherin and Academy Award-nominated screenwriter and novelist Richard Price.

The grants will enable the university to expand the series and expose students to the work and ideas of
professionals who have made significant contributions to the film and television industries.

In addition to its usual programs, the series this year will offer a panel presentation featuring television and
film critics to discuss the role of the media critic in United States culture, including David Bianculli, New
York Daily News and National Public Radio, and Joy Boyum, a professor at New York University and
former film critic for the Wall Street Journal and Cosmopolitan.

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