City Council tours college theater, film facilities

Faculty member Tony Doupe (left) speaks to a group of Shoreline City Council and city staff members, including City Manager  Debbie Tarry (center)  and Mayor Shari Winstead (right) during a tour of college theater and film facilities.

Faculty member Tony Doupe (left) speaks to a group of Shoreline City Council and city staff members, including City Manager Debbie Tarry (center) and Mayor Shari Winstead (right) during a tour of college theater and film facilities.

Members of the Shoreline City Council and city staff came to Shoreline Community College on Friday, April 11, 2014, as part of the council’s annual strategic planning meeting.

The contingent from the city toured the college theater, soon-to-open black-box production facility and got a look at the proposed location for on-campus student housing. Shoreline digital filmmaking and acting faculty member Tony Doupe led the city council and staff members on the tour.

The theater and black-box locations were of particular interest to council members because the city, college and college foundation are collaborating on the Shoreline Film Office. The joint effort is leveraging the college’s strong programs in digital film, acting, visual arts, music performance and music technology and the city’s efforts to be a sustainable focal point for film and digital arts industries.

Although less than a year old, the Shoreline Film Office has been successful in drawing a number of feature, corporate and commercial film projects to the college and city.

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