Tuesday, September 18

Selective cinema high school on the horizon

An article about Ghetto Film School in today's Times says the Bronx program for teens interested in cinema may be the progenitor of a film-themed high school to open in 2009. The program, whose name does not always sit well with the famous directors who give it money, already provides support for teachers at New Explorers High School, but organizers want a school of their own to rival LaGuardia. According to the article, the new school will be selective, have 600 students at full capacity, and offer electives in screenwriting and film production. All that remains is for the DOE to approve the proposal -- and for the school to come up with a new name. The Bronx High School for Cinema, Excellence, and Scholarship, anyone?

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