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Welcome to the Center for Film, Media and Popular Culture

The Center for Film, Media and Popular Culture explores the role film and media play in shaping popular culture, human values and global communities. It does so by building partnerships between ASU students and faculty, the larger Phoenix metro-community, and the entertainment industry. The Center sponsors community film screenings, lectures, and special events; supports students via scholarships and internships; pursues research grants and entrepreneurial industry partnerships; and hosts faculty fellows.

Upcoming Events

Dishing On Oscar: Award Tales With Taste

Join the Center for Film, Media and Popular Culture for the return of its fundraising dinner, Dishing On Oscar. The evening will include a custom, multi-course dinner created by award winning chef Jeff Kraus at the Crepe Bar, and tales behind the statue from James G. Hirsch, a Hollywood insider most recently known for producing the acclaimed TV show, Rome and the film, Least Among Saints. The evening will conclude with an amazing desert course and Oscar predictions.

Time: 6 pm
Date: Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Location: The Crepe Bar
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The evening will include a multi-course menu featuring local ingredients and beverage pairing with each course. Cost is $95 per person with all money raised benefitting the ASU Center for Film, Media and Popular Culture. Seating is limited.


James G. Hirsch is one of Hollywood’s most inventive and successful writer-producers who co-founded

Papazian-Hirsch Entertainment with partner Robert A. Papazian in 1987. In 2005, Papazian and Hirsch received the coveted

ARPA International Film Festival Lifetime Achievement Award “for outstanding and lasting contribution to the

arts.” Hirsch has been the executive producer, producer or writer of more than 40 television movies, series and

miniseries, including the recent HBO series, Rome. He has been active as a writer, producer

and show-runner on such productions as Joseph Wambaugh’s The Blue Knight, The Incredible Hulk, Starman and

The Outsiders.

The Crepe Bar, owner and chef Jeff Kraus’ culinary creation, evolved from Trucking Good Food – named by the Huffington Post as one of the top ten most influential food trucks. Since opening Crepe Bar in July of 2012, it has been named one of the 9 Best New Restaurants in Greater Phoenix, as well as Best Of Phoenix, Crepes by Phoenix Magazine. The New Times awarded Crepe Bar with Best Crepes, 2012 & 2013.

Least Among Saints

Sponsored By:

 Center for Film, Media and Popular Culture
 Pat Tillman Veterans Center
Office for Veteran and Military Academic Engagement

The Arizona Premier of
Least Among Saints
Dedicated to veterans and their families

Screening, Panel Discussion and Q&A with Filmmakers
Marston Exploration Theater, ASU Tempe Campus
Thursday, February 20, 2014
6:00 pm

Panel Guests:  Martin Papazian – Writer/Director/Actor
Robert A. Papazian – Producer
James G. Hirsch – Producer
Local Veterans and ASU Experts

A haunted soldier just back from war and a boy who has never known peace in his home life embark on a life-changing journey as they become unlikely friends -- and one another's last shot at redemption.  Inspired by true events. 

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