Announced on March 16, 2017
THE JACK OAKIE AND VICTORIA HORNE OAKIE CHARITABLE FOUNDATION
PROUDLY PRESENTS THE ANNUAL
JACK OAKIE COMEDY CONFABULATION
Dodge College of Film and Media Arts
SCREENING OF THE RECENTLY DIGITALLY RESTORED CLASSIC
THE GREAT DICTATOR
STARRING CHARLIE CHAPLIN AND JACK OAKIE
Discussion on Comedy in the Golden Age, FEATURING DEB MILLER, Instructor, Art Institute San Diego
*Students must attend this event to be eligible for the upcoming Oakie Awards
Thursday, March 30 in the Cloobeck Screening Room, Digital Media Arts Center
Watch one Jack Oakie film and write a brief synopsis of the film, including thoughts on what the student might have done differently had they been the screenwriter, director, etc. In the case of the Myrtle Mae Award, student must watch a film that features Victoria Horne Oakie.
- The Jack Oakie Memorial Award for Excellence in Comedy Screenwriting ($2,500)
- The Jack Oakie Memorial Award for Excellence in Directing a Film Comedy ($2,500)
- The Jack Oakie “It’s All in Fun” Award for Excellence in Comedy Filmmaking ($2,500)
- The Victoria Horne Oakie “Myrtle Mae” Award for Acting Excellence in Comedic Film ($2,500)
* Additional awards will be presented at the screening as well.
About Debra Miller:
Debra Miller, a full time instructor at The Art Institute of California – San Diego is a graduate of Kansas State University, with a Master of Arts Degree in Speech/Theatre/Drama Therapy. Her experience with the Exceptional Theatre Company, a troupe of handicapped actors, led her to Gallaudet University, in Washington, D.C. to work with The National Theatre of the Deaf.