Titan Students Lead Hollywood
Reporter Competition With Most Nominations
June 4, 2003 :: No. 256
Repeating last year’s success, Cal State
Fullerton took the lead in the second annual Key Art Awards Student
Competition with four out of 12 nominations. The contest is part
of the Hollywood Reporter’s 32nd annual Key Art Awards,
which honor achievements in motion picture marketing and advertising.
Chino resident and 2003 B.F.A. in art graduate Jose
A. “Joe” Casillas was nominated in the one-sheet (movie
poster) category. In the trailer (movie preview) category, three
CSUF students were nominated: junior art major Brian Lee Growe of
Placentia, junior radio-TV-film major Ian J. Lamb of Chino Hills;
and Fullerton resident and 2003 B.F.A. in art graduate Stacy Swane.
The competition received more than 300 submissions — up from
a little more than 100 last year — from 28 college and design
schools in California and New York, including American Film Institute
(three nominations) and Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandise
Entries were based on the 2002 Golden Globe best picture
winners “A Beautiful Mind” (drama) and “Moulin
Rouge” (comedy/musical). All schools received the films, in
addition to such collateral materials as production stills, logos
and images from each.
“The Fullerton art students are amazing,”
says Christian Hill, CSUF teaching associate in art and instructor
to three of the nominees. “Since the first Key Art Awards
student competition, I have kept challenging them, always raising
the bar. Every time, their work surpasses my expectations. It’s
such a delightful treat that their hard work, passion and winning
attitude receive this kind of recognition.”
“The student competition is a great ‘give
back’ from the movie advertising community to its future stars,”
says Fullerton alumnus Jeff Bacon, Key Art Awards student competition
chairman and an executive vice president at entertainment advertising
company Creative Domain.
Six cash prizes totaling $22,000 will be awarded to
the top three winners and their schools in each category June 20
during the Key Art Awards at the Scottish Rite International Cultural
Center in Los Angeles.
The Key Art Awards were launched in 1972 to honor
the accomplishments of art directors, designers, illustrators, photographers
and copywriters responsible for developing the art used in motion
picture marketing and promotion.
||Larry Johnson, chair and professor of art, 657-278-7747
Gail Matsunaga, Public Affairs, 657-278-4851 or email@example.com
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