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Roxanne Messina Captor at YouTube Space Studios for  Creative Talks.

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YouTube Space studios hosted an event for increasing female creators. Roxanne Messina Captor is in talks with them to work with them for  educational and creative projects

EMERSON LA SPOTLIGHTS ROXANNE MESSINA  CAPTOR

May 2017

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Faculty Spotlight: Roxanne Captor

What’s your background? 

The short version is: Child performer, Professional Ballet Dancer by age of 12, Broadway musical Performer: Fosse shows, Juilliard Theatre School, Francis Coppola and Gene Kelly protégé. Emmy nominated Producer/Director, One of the founding original programming executives for Turner Network Television. Executive Director of the San Francisco International Film Festival and Film Society. Director/Producer of numerous TV movies and independent features. Created and wrote first ever series on a Latin Family, “The Trujillos” for ABC. Numerous Off-Broadway and Regional plays, Shakespeare, musicals  and operas as director/choreographer.

What are you currently working on?

I just finished a short documentary “Deployment” which was awarded OutstandingNarrative, for the Hall of Fame, Women’s History Month. The project follows a young US Air Force First Lieutenant as she says goodbye to her wife and brother. Other  projects: “Pearl”,  feature film Co-Production with China Film Group. Written and Directed by RMC.  Follows a piece of Nobel Prize winning author Pearl Buck’s life. “Homecoming: Veterans, Wives and Mothers”. Follows our women warriors as they return to roles of wives and mothers on the new battlefield the home front. “Gypsy Robe” series following the lives of young people trying to make it on the Great White Way…Broadway. ‘The Business of the Business for Performers and Behind the Scenes Talent’

How long have you been teaching at ELA?  What course(s) do you teach?

I started in the 1990’s.  I left for SF and this is my first semester back.

Currently teaching a section of the Internship class.  In the past the Business of the Business for Producers, Docudrama, Internship mentor, Acting for Camera, Cold Reading.

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