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How UNCSA alumni shaped Jeff Nichols' new movie 'The Bikeriders'

For over 20 years, School of Filmmaking alumnus Jeff Nichols dreamed of making a film about a 1960s motorcycle club. With the release of "The Bikeriders," his dream has finally come true. And, with an alumni-fueled cast and crew, there's no question that UNCSA played a significant role in bringing Jeff's vision to life.

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Oscar-winner Troy Kotsur shares career highlights and future aspirations at UNCSA

On May 17, students at UNCSA attended a Q&A session with Oscar-winning actor Troy Kotsur, hosted by Dean of Filmmaking Deborah LaVine and made possible by the Kenan Institute for the Arts. Troy shared key moments from his career, his experience working as an actor who is deaf, and his hopes for the future.

The 2024 Tony Awards: UNCSA alumni and their award-winning contributions

The Tony Awards recognize excellence in live Broadway theater. With connections to "Stereophonic," which was the big winner of the night, "Merrily We Roll Along," "Suffs," "Hell's Kitchen," "The Outsiders" and more, UNCSA made a strong appearance in the night's award-winning productions.

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