'Wizard of West Orange' Documentary Short to Premiere on June 22

'Wizard of West Orange' Documentary Short to Premiere on June 22

“The Wizard of West Orange” a new documentary short about the genius of Thomas Edison, his inventions, his life, and his workshops will be unveiled on Wednesday June 22, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. at the Thomas Edison National Historical Park, 211 Main Street, in West Orange, NJ. Admission is free and open to the public. The Friends of Thomas Edison National Historical Park will provide light refreshments.

“The Wizard of West Orange” video was produced and directed by Jane Steuerwald and Joel Katz, professors of media arts at New Jersey City University, and voiced by NJCU professor Karen Morgan.  Media Arts Department production majors participated as writers, animators, cinematographers, sound designers, and editors on this ambitious team project.

“The Wizard of West Orange” project is part of an on-going collaboration between the Thomas Edison National Historical Park, New Jersey City University, and the Thomas Edison Media Arts Consortium, which is an independent non-profit organization operating in association with NJCU’s Department of Media Arts. The Consortium is also the parent organization of the Black Maria Film Festival and the NJ Young Filmmakers’ Festival. The Friends of Thomas Edison National Historical Park are volunteers who work to preserve and enhance the heritage of Thomas Edison and his legacy.

For further information contact Jane Steuerwald, NJCU professor of media arts and executive director of the Thomas A. Edison Media Arts Consortium, at (201) 200-2043 or jane@blackmariafilmfestival.org, or Terri Jung, Assistant Superintendent, Thomas Edison National Historical Park, 211 Main Street, West Orange NJ 07052, 973-736-0550 x50.

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