THE JACK OAKIE AND VICTORIA HORNE OAKIE CHARITABLE FOUNDATION

PROUDLY PRESENTS THE ANNUAL

JACK OAKIE COMEDY CONFABULATION

AT

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

7-10PM

Oakie Comedy Awards:

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.

All applications will be reviewed by the Dodge College staff and winning entries will be submitted to the foundation after a decision is reached. All applicants must attend the Jack Oakie Confabulation on March 30, 2017 (application can be completed for film watched at event). Funds can be used through a reimbursement process for any student project and may not be used for tuition or outside purposes.
  • 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.

Using theatre and film as a means of expression, she has created numerous workshops to develop imagination, self-expressiveness and communication skills. She has worked on a variety of independent films and has presented at the 2005 & 2007 SIGGRAPH national convention “Anyone Can Make Quality Animated Films! The Eight Basic Steps to Success”. Miller teaches Film & Society, The Language of Animation & Film, Acting for Animation, Theatre, Voice & Diction and is currently working as a screenwriter/story consultant on an animated feature film.