Second Set Is First

My half hour single camera comedy TV pilot ‘Second Set’ is the winner of a Stowe Story Labs Fellowship. I will be attending the Stowe Narrative Lab held in concert with the Sidewalk Film Festival in Birmingham, Alabama August 23-26, 2023.

‘Second Set’ is also a finalist in the Portland Comedy Film Festival. The awards and winner will be announced on May 21, 2023. Below is the interview with me about ‘Second Set’ for the festival.

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Ladies Club Accolades

My feature screenplay, Ladies Club, is a quarterfinalist in the CineStory Feature Retreat and Fellowship Competition. The screenplay was also selected for the UFVA Faculty Screenwriting Competition.

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Awards Go to Three Videos

Three videos produced during the pandemic have received four awards of excellence from the 2021 Communicator and 2021 Telly Awards.

Untold Stories: Portuguese-Americans Along the 99 Corridor is the Silver Telly Winner in Non-Broadcast: History (Official Listing) The documentary also received a Communicator Award of Distinction. Professors Candace Egan and Kelley McCoy and student editors Savanna Torres and Kevin Hernandez collaborated on this project with Deniz Borges of the Portuguese Beyond Borders Institute. Thanks also to the many former students that helped shoot the oral history interviews that are the basis of the documentary.

Darkside” is the Bronze Telly Winner in Online: Remote Production (Official Listing). Professor Egan and the fall MCJ 120 class collaborated with the Theatre department and Professor Kathleen McKinley to produce this innovative radio, television, theatre, graphic novel presentation of Tom Stoppard’s play.

Kings Literacy Initiative Pact is the Bronze Telly Winner in Non-Broadcast: Cause Marketing (Official Listing). Professor Egan produced, wrote and edited this documentary about the Pact’s work training teachers to teach reading using methods based on research into how the brain learns to read. MCJ alumni Eddie Gonzales, Chris Erlenheim, Ronnie Gerber, Skyler Munkers, Mali Lee and Kelsey Moore all were field crew members over the two and a half year production.

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Work Continues

Despite the challenges of the pandemic, 2020 and the beginning of 2021 have been very productive. The following videos were produced all or in part during 2020.

Untold Stories: Portuguese Americans Along the 99 Corridor documentary.

Kings Literacy Initiative Pact documentary.

To Thine Own Self Be True: Gender, Sexuality and the Bard – Scenes, Monologues and Sonnets teleplay video.

Darkside teleplay video.

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College Career Next Boot Camp

The June 2015 College Career Next Boot Camp full length video has been released. The video tells the story of the four days student participants spent at CSU Stanislaus attending the College Career Next Boot Camp. The video was Directed by Candace Egan, videographers were recent MCJ graduates Nathan Fuentez and Brandon Allen, editor was Natalie Nigg. The video was produced for the Central Valley Higher Education Consortium by the MCJ Production Service at Fresno State.

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The Presentation Receives Second Award

The video College Next: The Presentation received its second national award in May 2015. The documentary was awarded a Bronze People’s Telly. The video also received an Honorable Mention from the AVA Digital Awards in February 2015. The documentary follows a group of young men who participated in the June 2014 College Next Bootcamp.

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