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The Center for Film, Media and Popular Culture explores the role film and media play in shaping popular culture, human values and global communication. It builds partnerships between ASU students and faculty, the larger Phoenix metro-community, and the entertainment industry. The Center sponsors community film screenings in collaboration with local arts organizations, museums, and theaters. It also sponsors lectures; film salons; special events; and supports students via scholarships and internships. The Center pursues research grants and entrepreneurial industry partnerships and hosts international visiting scholars and distinguished creative and industry faculty fellows.
|Peter Lehman, Director
Peter Lehman is author of Running Scared: Masculinity and the Representation of the Male Body, New Edition and Roy Orbison: The Invention of an Alternative Rock Masculinity and coauthor of Thinking about Movies: Watching Questioning, Enjoying, Third Edition; Blake Edwards: Returning to the Science, Blake Edwards, Vol. 2; and Authorship and Narrative in the Cinema. He is editor of Pornography: Film and Culture; Defining Cinema; and Close Viewings: An Anthology of New Film Criticism and coeditor of The Searchers: Essays and Reflections on John Ford's Classic Western. He is a former president of the Society for Film and Media Studies.
The Advisory Board consists of community leaders in the Phoenix metro area and the western United States.
Dedicated to Blake Edwards, Founding Distinguished Fellow in Film Writing, Directing and Producing (1922 - 2010)