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Teresa S. Thomas

For immediate release:
November 18, 2002

New York City Filmmaker Is Speaker for Carnegie Mellon's Adamson Writers Series

Pittsburgh—Scott Saunders, director, writer and producer of two feature films and more than 20 short films, will be featured at the Adamson Writers Series at 8 p.m., Monday, Dec. 2, in the Adamson Wing, Baker Hall, on the Carnegie Mellon University campus.

His talk is free and open to the public.

Saunders's first feature, "The Lost Words," won a Silver Medal at the International Film Festival in Portugal and the First Feature Award at the Suffolk Film Festival.

His second feature, "The Headhunter's Sister," won the Grand Jury Prize at the Florida Film Festival, a Jury Prize at the Seattle International Film Festival, a Special Jury Prize at the Bangkok International Film Festival and the Audience Award at the Long Island Film Festival. Michael Wilmington of the Chicago Tribune described the film, "a marvelous ultra-low budget film, so well written, acted, directed and shot it puts to shame pictures made for a hundred times its obviously modest cost."

Saunders has begun shooting his third feature, "The Technical Writer."

Saunders is a founding member of New York's Film Crash Group, an international company of directors, writers and producers. The group has presented the work of more than 100 filmmakers in screenings in New York, Los Angeles and Europe.

For more information about the Adamson Writers Series, contact the English Department at 412-268-2850. All presentations are free and open to the public.

The Adamson Series is made possible by the generous support of the Pauline B. Adamson Fund.


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