Film producer opens Dixie Forum’s spring lineup

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ST. GEORGE — Dixie State University’s weekly lecture series “Dixie Forum: A Window on the World” kicks off the spring semester with the lecture “Documentary Film and the Holocaust” on Wednesday at noon.

Accomplished producer Sandra Schulberg will present during this special installment of the Dixie Forum series in the Zion Room on the fifth floor of the Holland Centennial Commons on the DSU campus. The forum series will continue each Tuesday of the spring semester. Admission is free and open to the public.

Schulberg’s background on her presentation’s topic includes researching and writing a book with her uncle Budd Schulberg about the hunt for Nazi film and photo evidence that was used in the Nuremberg trial. Following the release of the book, “The Celluloid Noose,” Schulberg teamed up with Josh Waletzky to complete the restoration of the film “Nuremberg: Its Lesson for Today.”

Dixie forum presenter Sandra Schulberg poses for a photo, St. George, Utah, undated | Photo courtesy of Dixie State University, St. George News
Dixie forum presenter Sandra Schulberg poses for a photo, St. George, Utah, undated | Photo courtesy of Dixie State University, St. George News

Schulberg has also worked in Europe as a senior executive for American Playhouse/ Playhouse International Pictures, where she was charged with securing European and Japanese financing for American independent films and TV dramas. Additionally, she has managed film investments for Hollywood Partners, a private German media fund, serving as executive producer for the Oscar-nominated “Quills” starring Geoffrey Rush and Kate Winslet and “Undisputed” starring Wesley Snipes and Ving Rhames among others. Under her own banner, she produced the Sundance Grand Prize-winner “Waiting for the Moon.”

A longtime advocate of independent filmmakers, Schulberg founded the Independent Feature Project and IFP Market, co-founded First Run Features and served as one of the first nominators to the Sundance Filmmakers Lab and as a member of the Sundance Film Festival Advisory Committee.

Coming up at the Dixie Forum

Dixie Forum is a lecture series designed to introduce the St. George community and DSU students, faculty and staff to diverse ideas and personalities while widening their worldviews via a 50-minute presentation.

The weekly series will continue its 2015 spring semester lineup on Tuesday, Jan. 27, when Bob Ford presents “Saving Nature, Including Great Apes, in Central Africa: A Conservationist’s Personal Story.” This lecture will be held at the Dunford Auditorium in the Browning Resource Center on the DSU campus.

The remainder of the spring Dixie Forum schedule is below. All forums will be at noon on Tuesdays in the Dunford Auditorium of the Browning Resource Center on the DSU campus.

  • Jan. 27 | Bob Ford, presenting “Saving Nature, Including Great Apes, in Central Africa: A Conservationist’s Personal Story”
  • Feb. 3 | Paula Swain, presenting on fine art painting
  • Feb. 10 | DSU Tanzania Group (Eric Pedersen, Glenn Webb, Sandy Wilson, Matt Morin, and Kathy Rasmussen), presenting on DSU’s activities and efforts in Tanzania
  • Feb. 17 | No forum (President’s Day)
  • Feb. 24 | L’Dean Trueblood, presenting on fine art sculpture
  • Mar. 3 | Stephen Armstrong and the Undergraduate Research Committee, presenting on undergraduate research
  • Mar. 10 | No forum (Spring Break)
  • Mar. 17 | Tinh Mahoney, presenting “Cultural Understanding Through the Arts”
  • Mar. 24 | Caitlin Horrocks and Todd Kaneko, presenting on poetry
  • Mar. 31 | Ross D. Parke, presenting “Fatherhood: Remembering the Past, Imagining the Future”
  • Apr. 7 | Josh Udall, presenting on cotton genomics and DNA sequencing
  • Apr. 14 | David Wolske, creative director of Book Arts Program and Red Butte Press, presenting on typography and design
  • Apr. 21 | Rico E. Del Sesto, Tracey O’Kelly, and the Sustainability Committee, presenting on Earth Day

Event details and resources

  • What: “Dixie Forum: A Window on the World”
  • When: Tuesday, Jan. 21, at noon
  • Where: Zion Room, Holland Centennial Commons, Dixie State University campus, 225 South 700 East, St. George
  • Contact: John Burns | Telephone: 435-879-4712 | Email: burns@dixie.edu
  • Dixie forum website

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