Feb 05, 2013


(FRANKLIN, Tenn. - April 12, 2012) - - - Sandy King has a long list of credits to her name as a producer, script supervisor and casting director. The California film professional will add teacher when she takes on the Film Crew Workshop at Columbia State Community College's Williamson County campus April 17-18.

King is best known for her work on Starman, Sixteen Candles, Big Trouble in Little China and They Live. However, her credits include more than 40 Hollywood films. Her most recent work is a documentary for the British Film Institute titled, Howard Hawks: American Artist.

Current film crew students are invited to the opening workshop session beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 17 to explore tips about how to break into the film industry as well as to gain help with resume presentation and writing tips.

Beginning at 10:30 a.m., Columbia State's film crew students will have a private technical film production workshop with King.

At 3:30 p.m., the public is invited to join King in an open workshop session about careers in the film industry. Film students from area high schools are encouraged to attend this late afternoon session.

The workshop continues on Wednesday morning with King completing the technical film production workshop with the film crew students.

"We are very excited to have Ms. King join us on campus for this workshop," said Read Ridley, director of the Film Crew Technology program at Columbia State. "We are especially excited that we can open part of the workshop to the community."

"The film crew program is known in this area for educating people to move directly into positions in video and film. We are really thrilled that Sandy King was willing not only to come from California to teach in our program for this workshop, but that she will be joining our advisory board in order to continue to support the educational efforts of the program at the college," Ridley said.

The 12-month Film Crew Technology program at Columbia State prepares students to enter the technical and mechanical end of film production with jobs in film and video. The program meets the California industry standard, training students in the art of the grip, electrical (lighting) and art departments. Students also gain experience in cinematography and non-linear editing using Final Cut Pro.

The Williamson County campus is at 104 Claude Yates Drive in Franklin off Hillsboro Road. The workshop is made possible through contributions from Columbia State's Foundation.

Columbia State is a two-year college, serving a nine-county area in southern Middle Tennessee with locations in Columbia, Franklin, Lawrenceburg, Lewisburg and Clifton. The Williamson County Campus has served Williamson County residents for more than 30 years, and currently serves more than 1,400 students in the various program areas of Nursing, EMT/Paramedic, Business Technology, Commercial Entertainment, and more. For more information, please visit www.columbiastate.edu.

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