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Executive Producer Tim Gibbons's truths for surviving TV

Hosted by TV Week's Hillary Atkin, aTVfest's Q-and-A with Tim Gibbons, the executive producer of HBO’s monumental comedy Curb Your Enthusiasm and BET’s runaway hit Real Husbands of Hollywood, two shows that thrive on improvisation, fittingly gave the audience an improvised list of Truths f

Demystifying TV development: how to hone your pitch and sizzle

One of the hardest things about selling a show idea is trying to figure out what your target, be it a network or production company, is thinking. The perfect formula of what they want and how they want it always seems elusive.

"Look Inside" to win $100k

The acres of art and design on display at Art Basel Miami Beach was mind numbing. By day three, I’d slipped into a bit of an art coma until the news that Savannah College of Art and Design alumna Whitney Stansell (M.F.A., Painting) and her husband Micah Stansell hit a veritable ABMB lottery jarred me from my stupor.

On the trail of SCAD artists at ABMB

Dotting the massive and brilliant landscape of Art Basel Miami Beach and surrounding fairs are the bright lights of artists who have studied or exhibited at Savannah College of Art and Design. Whether you’re in Miami or following the fairs from afar, here’s a guide to their piece of the action.

CURVA: In Wendy Whites' Adidas

Donning her signature shoes, whose iconic stripes are prominently referenced along the borders of her work, Wendy White (B.F.A., Fibers) took visitors through the logic of CURVA.

Inside Design Miami

Fittingly, my tour of Design Miami began with an introduction by Michelle DiLello whose firm, Susan Grant Lewin Associates, helped launch the fair in 2005. Here’s Michelle’s perspective on how the fair has grown in the last eight years and Laffanour Galerie Downtown, booth G/10, which she is currently representing.

SCAD in Miami 2013

Savannah College of Art and Design celebrates its 35th Anniversary at Art Basel Miami Beach. Here's a snapshot. [View the story "SCAD in Miami 2013" on Storify]

Art Basel Miami Beach: an artist's perspective

Art fairs are uncharted territory for me. So as I prepared for my first trip to Art Basel Miami Beach (Dec.5-8), I caught up with Marcus Kenney (M.F.A., Photography) to see what ABMB looks like through an artist’s eyes. I was relieved to learn that even for the most seasoned ABMB participant – Marcus has exhibited at various fairs there for most of the last ten years - this annual phenomenon can be overpowering.

Get on the bus: free shuttle from Wynwood to Art Basel Miami Beach

Here’s a peek from concept through production of the bus Savannah College of Art and Design is exporting to Art Basel Miami Beach. The complimentary shuttle will run Dec. 4-8 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and transport riders from UNTITLED.

Video: Lee Daniels' commencement address at Savannah College of Art and Design

Yesterday, Academy Award-winning director and producer Lee Daniels delivered the commencement address at SCAD's very first fall commencement ceremony in Savannah. Lee told graduates and their families, “I couldn’t afford to go to college and I was angry about that for a long time. This would have been the college that I went to because it’s pretty badass.” SCAD awarded Lee the Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters.    

DesignIntelligence’s 2014 rankings name SCAD interior design #1

For the third year in a row, DesignIntelligence has ranked Savannah College of Art and Design's graduate and undergraduate interior design programs number one in the nation.

FOX Sports taps students to create show open for Super Bowl XLVIII

Updated Jan. 31: Get a peek at the final Super Bowl project here. What does art have to do with football and football have to do with art?

Fête d'Automne

What happens when you turn dozens of inventive art students loose on the streets of a medieval village in late October? A Halloween celebration for the ages. Savannah College of Art and Design students imported the festive atmosphere of Halloween here to Provence last week. The annual event started several years ago when students studying in Lacoste wanted to bring their Halloween traditions with them overseas. Now more than 500 villagers celebrate every year with the students, who organize pumpkin carving and face painting workshops for local children.

Under the spell of “Mo Chara”

You might say that the luck of the Irish is with emerging filmmaker Ciaran McGuigan. “Mo Chara,” the first film that Ciaran directed, was accepted into the Savannah Film Festival and is steadily growing in acclaim. In between stints as a professional soccer player and an assistant soccer coach at Savannah College of Art and Design, Ciaran made this film about school age boys whose friendship overcomes the Catholic-Protestant rivalry in Northern Ireland.

Festival guest Norman Reedus shoots for 5th season as Daryl Dixon

Congratulations to Norman Reedus on the renewal of his show “The Walking Dead" for a fifth season on AMC. Earlier this week, after giving a master class to students at the Savannah Film Festival, he sat down for an interview with Savannah College of Art and Design. Here’s Norman on how he stumbled into acting and reading “The Walking Dead” script for the first time.

My 16th Savannah Film Festival: How sweet it still is

There’s something about the weather this time of year. When it starts to get a little cooler I get excited about movies. The nip in the air indicates the arrival of the Savannah Film Festival! 

Savannah Film Festival 2013 takes flight

The crimson stripe of the red carpet at the perennial block party hosted by Savannah College of Art and Design to kick off the Savannah Film Festival was upstaged last night. During the Broughton Street celebration preceding the first screening of the week, revelers looked up to find a sea of 10,000 multicolored paper airplanes descending from the roof of Jen Library.

Behind the lens of Savannah Film Festival: portraits for the ages

My favorite part of any magazine is a few pages in, the story behind the cover photo. I always want to know what the photographer was thinking. If the Savannah Film Festival had a magazine, its cover would be by Adam Kuehl (B.F.A., Photography), and he was good enough to indulge my curiosities about what’s happening in the portraits he took to commemorate the 15th annual Savannah Film Festival.

Inside New York Comic Con 2013: a panelist's perspective

“…riiiight, I’m supposed to be interjecting.” That’s what I had to keep reminding myself as I sat on a panel at New York Comic Con 2013 listening to the other panelists speak. I couldn’t help but get lost in what they had to say since, just like the audience, I’m a fan of their work. I love comics, always have, always will. So to be a panelist at the conference was thrilling.