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Major Student Produced Television Productions on DUTV

December 15, 2009 —

At the end of November, DUTV, Drexel's television station that is carried throughout Metropolitan Philadelphia by Comcast, launched DNews, a half-hour news magazine program on all things Drexel. The show is entirely student produced, with students conceiving stories, shooting, editing and finalizing them for broadcast. The first edition included eight stories ranging from a construction update on the new recreation center, a report on the Drexel crew team, to lighter stories about the social constructs of the wingman. It also covered the all men's A Capella group, 8 to the bar, and a student produced play as part of the Director's lab series. DUTV General Manager Dave Culver oversaw the 17 different students who worked on the production.

We also have our newest TV Series show OFF CAMPUS ready for advanced viewing. The show will premiere on DUTV early in the New Year, but it can be viewed on-demand via our website, www.drexel.edu/westphal right now! OFF CAMPUS explores the lives of five recent college graduates living just off campus from their alma mater, as they begin their transition to adulthood. With a cast of professional actors, OFF CAMPUS provides a lighthearted and honest look at the confusing world that America's young people face in today's economic times. Andrew Susskind, Program Director of our Television major, oversaw Screenwriting & Playwriting students who wrote the OFF CAMPUS scripts with production handled by Film & Video students. Interior Design students handled the elaborate production design and Music Industry students composed the music. With OFF CAMPUS and DNews, DUTV takes a major step closer to reaching its goal of a completely student-run television station that includes student produced fiction and nonfiction programming.

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