Entertainment reaches us in many mediums, but the television and movie industries are major contributors. Unsurprisingly, our publicly-educated graduates are all over the small and silver screens! From acting programs to production programs, SUNY schools offer a variety of performing arts opportunities. To highlight the extensive impact that SUNY has in this sector, here are 8 actors and actresses to look for next time you head to the movie theater or look up to the television at the gym!
SUNY Potsdam student ChaRon Brabham has been named the first place winner in the national “Oscar Experience Talent Search,” sponsored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and mtvU. Subsequently, she was among five winners to hand Oscar trophies to winners in Sunday night’s ceremony along with being featured on stage during the live broadcast to an estimated one billion viewers.
The aspiring SUNY Potsdam filmmaker from Brooklyn, N.Y., won top honors for her video entry. Entrants had to submit a 30-second video answering the question, “How will you contribute to the future of movies?”