Woodbury University Celebrates 5 Years as Sponsor of Burbank International Film Festival, Sept. 4-8

Screenings of ‘The Brothers Warner,’ 70+ Independent Films, Celebrity Red Carpet Events, Closing Night Gala and First Student Filmmakers Award Highlight 2013 Festival

Online PR News – 31-August-2013 – Burbank, CA – BURBANK, Calif. (August 30, 2013) – For the fifth consecutive year, Woodbury University is among the institutions celebrating the innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship that is the motion picture industry as a major sponsor of the annual Burbank International Film Festival, set for Sept. 4-8 at various Burbank-area venues.

Highlighting this year’s festival are an opening night celebration of the 90th anniversary of Warner Bros. Studios on the studio lot, a screening of “The Brothers Warner,” a documentary written and directed by Cass Warner Sperling, granddaughter of Harry Warner, and a closing night gala dinner and awards ceremony on Sept. 8 at Burbank’s Castaway Restaurant. In between, AMC Theaters will host screenings of more than 70 independent films – including winners of the first Los Angeles County Student Filmmakers Award, which showcases aspiring filmmakers from across the district.

“This year’s festival celebrates the legacy of the four Warner Brothers, who helped bring the motion picture industry to the Burbank area,” said Edward M. Clift, Ph.D., Dean of the School of Media, Culture and Design at Woodbury University and the festival’s director of education. “Equally important is the fact that for the first time the festival also provides a venue for talented young filmmakers from the Los Angeles area to showcase their films, much as the Warner brothers did throughout their careers in motion picture production and distribution.”

More information about the Burbank International Film Festival may be obtained and festival badges can be purchased at http://BurbankFilmFest.org.

About Woodbury University
Founded in 1884, Woodbury University is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in Southern California. Woodbury offers bachelor's degrees from the School of Architecture, School of Business, School of Media, Culture & Design, and Institute of Transdisciplinary Studies, along with an MBA program, Master of Architecture (MArch), Master of Science in Architecture (MSArch), and Master of Organizational Leadership. A San Diego campus offers bachelor of architecture, Master of Real Estate Development for Architects (MRED), and Master of Science in Architecture, Landscape, and Urbanism degrees. Visit www.woodbury.edu for more information.

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