Emmy Award winning filmmaker Shane Stanley spoke to a Great Hall crowded with film and journalism students Monday sharing his experience as a filmmaker with a room full of aspiring artists.
Saying he, “had no agenda,” Stanley spoke without notes or accompanying power point presentation in a “town hall” style session full of personal anecdotes and professional advice for the aspiring actors, writers and directors in the crowd.
Stanley, who was born in Encino and briefly attended Pierce before founding his own production company, Visual Arts Entertainment, won his first Emmy at 16 and his second at 19. He is best known for his work on “Gridiron Gang”, “The Desperate Passage Series” and “A Sight For Sore Eyes.”
He handed out copies of his most recent book, What You Don’t Learn in Film School, which was released in January of this year, to students at the Great Hall.
The Media Arts Speaker Series, free to all, is sponsored by the Associated Students Organization (ASO). The next speaker in the series will be KNBC Chief Engineer Jodie Mena scheduled Nov. 20 at 7p.m.