UPS film series celebrates local entrepreneurs

Over the course of two evenings in March, a group of college students will get together with popcorn and soda...

Over the course of two evenings in March, a group of college students will get together with popcorn and soda to watch a movie. While a similar scene will play out in dorms, apartments, and houses around the state, this film series is unique because of the stories, the directors, and stars. Students from the University of Puget Sound School of Business and Leadership were asked to create documentary films about local entrepreneurs. The students interviewed the business leaders, filmed them at work, and edited the material into a short documentary. Successful Tacoma-area business owners who “star” in the film series include: Mark Scarff, owner of Bowen-Scarff Ford; Eve Adams, owner of Six Olives Martini Lounge; James Donaldson owner of Donaldson Fitness Centers; Reggie Frederick, owner of Chalet Bowl; and many others.

The documentary film project was the brainchild of Professor Lynette Claire, who was looking to develop a unique job-shadow experience for her students. It proved so successful, and fun, that Claire decided to show the entire series and invite the public to attend. The series will run on Monday, March 20 and Wednesday, March 22, 2006, from 7 – 9pm at the University of Puget Sound, Rausch Auditorium in McIntyre Hall room 003. Free popcorn and soda will be provided. The films are free and open to the public. Call (253) 879-3576 for more details. A complete list of the documentary films and entrepreneurs is available at http://www2.ups.edu/sbl/claire/shtml .

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