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ASU alum headlines Hollywood Invades Tempe series

Hollywood sound effects editor and sound designer and ASU School of Music alumnus Hamilton Sterling will appear in person at the popular screening and chat series Hollywood Invades Tempe, Nov. 8.

The noted sound editor and designer, who graduated in 1980 with a bachelor's degree in music performance, will talk about the dozens of films he's worked on after a screening of "The Dark Knight" in the recently opened state-of-the-art Marston Exploration Theater at the School of Earth and Space Exploration in the new Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building IV (ISTB4); 850 S. McAllister Ave., on the Tempe campus.

The event begins at 6:15 p.m., Nov. 8, with free pizza, followed by the screening of "The Dark Knight" at 6:45 p.m., and a Q&A session with Sterling at 9:15 p.m.

Sterling's work includes "Men in Black 3" (2012); "The Dark Knight" (2008); "War of the Worlds" (2005); and "Gangs of New York" (2002). He will discuss his work, philosophy and life as a sound effect guru on A-list Hollywood productions.

Hollywood Invades Tempe brings talented film artists, usually via video conference, face-to-face with ASU audiences for a Q&A period following the screening of the artist’s representative work. Adam Collis, professor of practice in the ASU School of Theatre and Film in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, is founder and host of the free series, which is open to the public. The series is co-sponsored by the ASU Film Association and the student-run Programming and Activities Board.

Sterling also is featured in Creative Conversations with Alumni hosted by Kwang-Wu Kim, Herberger Institute dean and director, from 5 to 6 p.m., Nov. 8, at the Lyceum Theatre on the Tempe campus. The first of a new forum series features Kim and alumni in candid conversations discussing creative practice, interdisciplinary collaboration opportunities and the challenges, successes and experiences they’ve encountered. This event also is free and open to the public.

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