Monday, May 28, 2012

Kept under wraps for security concerns, summer program at USC enrolls two Afghan students for a crash course at the cinema school.

Hunter Communications recommended reading from:
New York Times

Link to article:
At U.S.C., Media Training for Afghan Students

Former chief executive of MTV Tom Freston has been nurturing a little-noticed program at USC's School of Cinematic Arts that enrolls two Afghan students annually for a crash course in the school's summer program.

Excerpt:  "By Mr. Freston's account, the trained talent pool in Afghanistan's media world roughly matches what he found decades ago in the cable television world -- many are willing, but few are trained.  With that in mind, two trainees will arrive at U.S.C. next month to begin studying under the program's overseer, David Weitzner."

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