Emmy-Award Winners Visit Centennial High School

Two Emmy Award-winning filmmakers on Thursday visited Centennial High School media students to discuss career paths, and to answer students’ questions about filmmaking, the value of apprenticeships and learning other skills.

Patrice Samara, left, and Michael Glyn, right, address students at Centennial High School on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018.

Patrice Samara, left, and Michael Glyn, right, address students at Centennial High School on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018.

Patrice Samara, an Emmy-winning producer, was in Las Cruces for a screening of her short film, “Music for the World,” at the Borderlands Film Festival. The film chronicles the Pihcintu Multinational Chorus as they present a worldwide performance. Samara brought with her the film’s Director of Photography and Editor, Michael Glyn, who is also an Emmy Award-winner.

Samara has more than 20 years’ experience as an author, strategic advisor, producer and spokesperson for communications, media and entertainment, and is a cross-cultural expert working in more than 30 countries. She is also the author of seven children’s books in the Alphabet Kids Book Series. She has written broadly about children’s Internet safety, privacy, security and identity, and plagiarism in a 21st-century environment. She is a member of the Washington News Women’s Club, the Recording Academy, Women in Film & TV, the Rotary Club and the National Academy of TV Arts & Sciences.

Media students at Centennial High School listen to a presentation by Emmy Award-winners Patrice Samara and Michael Glyn in Marissa Prentice's classroom. The filmmakers were in town for the Borderlands Film Festival, where their film, "Music for the World," was screened.

Media students at Centennial High School listen to a presentation by Emmy Award-winners Patrice Samara and Michael Glyn in Marissa Prentice’s classroom. The filmmakers were in town for the Borderlands Film Festival, where their film, “Music for the World,” was screened.

Samara was joined by Glyn, who is an Emmy-award winning director, and served as Director of Photography and Editor on her film, “Music of the World.” Samara stressed to students the importance of apprenticeships, experience in things like film budgeting, and the value of asking for help.

Both provided students with career advice, should they choose to pursue a career in filmmaking.

— Damien Willis, LCPS Director of Communications, 575-527-5811, dwillis@lcps.net