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David Lynch MFA Wins Big at Iowa Motion Picture Awards

The David Lynch Graduate School of Cinematic Arts at Maharishi University of Management was a big winner at the Iowa Motion Pictures Association (IMPA) awards in Pella, Iowa on April 16th.

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“My Reincarnation” Showing at The Orpheum


My Reincarnation, the Emmy-nominated documentary film that follows the journey of awakening of a famous Buddhist teacher’s son, screens this Saturday, April 2nd at 7:30 p.m. as part of the David Lynch MFA in Film (DLMFA) Outer Dimensions Film Series at Fairfield’s Orpheum Theater.

DLMFA co-founder and Fairfield resident Joanna Plafsky is Executive Producer of My Reincarnation, which was filmed over the course of 20 years by director Jennifer Fox. The critically acclaimed film chronicles the epic story of high Tibetan Buddhist Master Chögyal Namkhai Norbu’s rise as...

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David Lynch Masters in Film Screening Series — Kickoff Weekend

The David Lynch Masters in Film Program (DLMFA) is pleased to announce the Outer Dimensions Film Series – a new bi-weekly film salon that will showcase indie/alternative features, shorts, and trailers from the DLMFA family as well as a wide range of other film artists. The bi-weekly salons are for all cinema lovers in the community who want to get together twice a month to watch and discuss movies. Films from DLMFA guest speakers and contributors such as producer Bill Borden (Mission Impossible III, High School...

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John Raatz Joins David Lynch MFA in Film as New Executive Director

Hollywood insider John Raatz, a business associate and advisor for actor Jim Carrey and a publicist for scores of actors, musicians, and authors over the course of his career, including Madonna, Martin Sheen, Kenny Loggins, and Donovan, has recently joined the David Lynch MFA in Film as executive director of the program. As executive director, he will assist with marketing, fundraising, and budgeting, and be using Skype to connect the students to numerous industry professionals.

In the September block, for example, the students heard from Heather Rae, a film producer;...

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Hollywood Screenwriters Teach Month-long Seminar to Film Students

Three leading screenwriters offered their knowledge and experience to the students of the David Lynch MA in Film during a one month intensive screenwriting course in October. The class was led by writer/director Dorothy Rompalske, who has worked as a story analyst for Universal Pictures. Professor Rompalske was joined by acclaimed script consultant Dara Marks and Saving Grace/Law & Order writer Roger Wolfson, who each taught 3-5 day seminars.

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