How to Succeed in the Film Business with Actually Trying

Not everyone regrets getting a film degree. Not everyone sits behind a computer every day doing "blog-journalism" thinking maybe he should have gone with his instinct and gotten a journalism degree. Not everyone sifts through every story printed by Miami media every day only to find former classmates succeeding, and feels at once a bit of school pride and a twinge of ugly jealousy. Of course, not everyone decides to spend most of his extra college time hustling freelance writing gigs and running the student radio station instead of studying for cinematography exams. Lesson: If you put a lot of dedication and extra work into a chosen field, you might actually succeed. That's what I learned today when I read the Miami Herald's piece about the Miami World Cinema Center

MWCC is a new studio dedicated to showcasing the talents of up-and-coming locals. Former Miami International Film Festival director Patrick de Bokay founded the studio and brought on Miami Noir: The Arthur Teele Story filmmakers Joshua Miller and Sam Rega as chief creative officers. Their first film will be Victims, helmed by Andres and Diego Meza-Valdes, a slasher flick set in a parking lot during Art Basel. Sounds Argento-y! 

All of these people, save de Bokay, are former University of Miami classmates -- people I don't know, but know worked hard in college. So the output, unlike some other local productions we've seen, should actually be quality films that add an interesting, new dimension to the local film community. 

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