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"Short Cuts" video festival
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First, a claimer (which I propose as the opposite of "disclaimer"): Many of you know me from my years at MIT, UChicago, and EDUCAUSE, or from my blog ruminations.gjackson.us, but you may not know I'm now working at NBCUniversal, where my job is to move the corporate relationship with higher education, especially around intellectual-property issues, to a less adversarial and more collaborative framework. To help with that, NBCUniversal recently joined EDUCAUSE as a corporate member, and I'm happy that will keep me in touch with friends and colleagues. That said, here's some info that may be of interest…
NBCUniversal sponsors an annual Short Cuts video festival, which "… gives writers, directors, actors, TV creators and filmmakers of diverse backgrounds an opportunity to showcase their work to key decision makers from the entire NBCUniversal family, as well as agents, managers, producers, and other industry players."
I'm told that there haven't been very many entries from higher education, and this seems a shame – it's an excellent opportunity for students interested in the field to gain exposure. So I figured I'd pass the word, and the CIO list seemed a good place to start, since video-inclined students often interact with IT staff.
If you or someone you know is interested, there are examples and instructions at http://www.nbcunimediainsider.com/short-cuts022113/, and if there are questions, I can pass them to the right people. The entry deadline is in about a month.
I'm sorry to say I can't get you SNL tickets, but even so I look forward to continued involvement in the community!