July 22, 2014/For Immediate Release

Media Contact: Lauren Whitaker, 336-734-2891, whitakerl@uncsa.edu



WINSTON-SALEM – A recent graduate of the School of Filmmaking at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) is one of two filmmakers nationwide named to the 2014 Art Directors Guild (ADG) Production Apprentice Training Program. Nathan Krochmal of Greensboro is the first undergraduate student named to the program, now in its second year.

The program provides mentorship, supervision and 260 days of on-the-job training to future motion picture and television production designers and art directors. Upon completion of the program and a satisfactory review from their mentors, trainees will be offered membership within the ADG Art Directors Branch as assistant art directors.

Krochmal was recommended for the program by production design faculty and judged on the strength of his portfolio, recommendations, and two days of finalist interviews in Los Angeles.

While at UNCSA, he interned in the art department for the feature film ARE YOU HERE, filmed locally by Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner.

The ADG is composed of art directors, graphic artists, illustrators, matte artists, model makers, scenic artists, set designers and title artists, with more than 104,000 members in the United States and Canada. For more information about the ADG and the program, please see: http://www.adg.org/?content=main&store=art&setTheme=OFF


As America’s first state-supported arts school, the University of North Carolina School of the Arts is a unique stand-alone public university of arts conservatories. With a high school component, UNCSA is a degree-granting institution that trains young people of talent in music, dance, drama, filmmaking, and design and production. Established by the N.C. General Assembly in 1963, the School of the Arts opened in Winston-Salem (“The City of Arts and Innovation”) in 1965 and became part of the University of North Carolina system in 1972. For more information, visit www.uncsa.edu.