Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Deborah Nadoolman Landis Lecture

Costume Designer Deborah Nadoolman Landis will deliver the 2006 William Randolph Hearst Fellow lecture at The University of Texas at Austin this Wednesday, March 22nd. Landis has had a long career in costume design for film, television and theater, working with such directors as Steven Spielberg, Louis Malle, Costa-Gavras, and most notably, her husband John Landis (who attended AFF in 1998 for an anniversary screening of National Lampoon's Animal House). She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Costume Design in 1988 for the film Coming to America.

Here is the official info on the event...


"Hidden in Plain Sight: Costume Design in Film and Television"

EVENT: Deborah Nadoolman Landis, Academy Award-nominated costume designer and president of the Costume Designers Guild, will deliver the 2006 William Randolph Hearst Fellow lecture at The University of Texas at Austin.

This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP to Wade Lee at w_lee@mail.utexas.edu or 512-232-7809.

WHEN: 5:30-8 p.m., Wednesday, March 22.

WHERE: The Charles Nelson Prothro Theater in the Harry Ransom Center at The University of Texas at Austin, at the corner of 21st Street and Guadalupe. Maps of campus are available online.

BACKGROUND: Landis, who created the iconic costume for Indiana Jones in Raiders of the Lost Ark and the costumes for the groundbreaking music video, Michael Jackson'’s Thriller,” has worked on many notable films, including Animal House, “An American Werewolf in London, Coming to America, “Crackers, Mad City, “Three Amigos and Trading Places.

The author of “Screencraft: Costume Design, Landis also wrote the first doctoral dissertation in the field of film costume design. She earned her master's degree in costume design from UCLA and her doctor'’s degree in the history of design from the Royal College of Arts in London.

The William Randolph Hearst Fellow Award honors individuals whose distinguished careers in communication make them outstanding role models for students. The Hearst Fellow Award is one component of the college's William Randolph Hearst Visiting Professionals program, which was endowed by the William Randolph Foundation in 1990. Other components include the Professional in Residence program, which provides 30-day fellowships to visiting professionals, and the Lecturers program, which host visitors to the college for one to three days. Former Hearst Fellows recognized by the College of Communication include Liz Carpenter, Walter Cronkite, Helen Gurley Brown, Dan Rather and Robert Rodriguez.

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