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Houston film professional to discuss business side of industry

Arts & Entertainment Editor

Published: Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Updated: Tuesday, February 19, 2013 01:02

The campus community will have the chance to hear about the business side of the film industry as a Houston film commissioner heads to Sam Houston State University.

Hosted by Raven Films and the SHSU Department of Mass Communication, Alfred Cervantes, Deputy Film Commissioner for the Houston Film Commission will return to campus to speak to students about how his organization serves as a source for all media and film professionals.

Cervantes’ insight into a different side of the film business is vital for media students who are graduating soon, according to Tom Garrett, associate professor of film.

“[The event] is about understanding how to market yourself,” Garret said. “It’s a great way to understand how to get jobs and how jobs are created in the film business. The HFC is the go-to source for any media professional in film, TV or advertising.” 

Garrett said that although Cervantes works in film, the event will also  open doors not just for film students, but for several other majors across campus.

“This is also a great opportunity for students who are marketing and business and theater students to come see about the [film] business in Houston and in Texas,” Garret tsaid.

The event will be held at 6 p.m. in Dan Rather Building room 125.

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