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Film school top national pick

Quality cited by magazine

Hollywood Reporter magazine once again has recognized Colorado Film School as one of the top institutions of its kind in the United States.

The story, appearing in the magazine's Aug. 1 edition, places CFS at No. 25 among its brethren, including such heavyweights as the University of Southern California, American Film Institute, New York University, and many more.

In describing its choice of CFS, a Community College of Aurora offshoot located on Lowry campus, the magazine wrote:

"More than 64 percent of graduates from the Denver school work in the movie industry, including a dozen students and alumni who worked on Kevin Connolly's upcoming feature Dear Eleanor. "Our Women in Film School initiative brought in producers Annie Marter and Ruth Vitale to mentor students," says CFS founding director Frederic Lahey (pictured at left). "Our new proprietary software, TheiaSys — an immersive, game-based virtual economy that simulates the film industry — rolls out this fall." The Directors Guild of Nigeria hired the school to train "Nollywood" helmers, and Colorado's Toyota dealers and Saatchi & Saatchi have sponsored student shows and hired students to shoot B-roll for ads. Guest teachers have included Spike Lee and cinematographer Mauro Fiore."

Check out the entire Hollywood Reporter article here.

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