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Ezra Cornell's story is the story of the telegraph: he was a prescient investor in telecommunications and a strong believer in the power of media. One hundred and fifty years later, alumni/ae of Cornell continue to shape American (and global) sights as sounds as artists and professionals in cinema/media/information technologies.

Three prominent media makers discuss the changing climate of cinema and media production amidst vast technological and social revolutions as profound as those of the telegraph. Part of Cornell's Sesquicentennial celebration, April 24-27, 2015.

Panelists: Scott Ferguson, who has produced extraordinary films from Brokeback Mountain to HBO's Emmy award-winning Temple Grandin; Tim Squyres, who has served as the longtime editor for director Ang Lee (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon; Lust, Caution) as well as editing major studio films such as Hulk and Syriana; and Tia Lessin '86, who won an Academy Award for her documentary on post-Katrina New Orleans, Trouble the Water, and has just released her film on the Tea Party Citizen Koch.

Moderated by assistant professors Austin Bunn and JP Sniadecki from the Department of Performing and Media Arts, with introduction by department chair Amy Villarejo.