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Careers in Creative Arts Topic of Panel Discussion at Moravian College

Bethlehem, Pa., November 28, 2006—The Moravian College Career Center will host Careers in Creative Arts, a panel discussion and networking reception, on Wednesday, November 29, at 6:00 p.m. in Foy Concert Hall, located on the Priscilla Payne Hurd Campus in Historic Bethlehem. The panelists, Roz Goldfarb, Steve Frederick, Robert Honor ’79, Ishai Setton, and Cynthia White, are accomplished professionals working in arts related businesses.

Goldfarb is president and founder of Roz Goldfarb Associates, Inc., a “civilized headhunting” and management firm for designers.  Her focus for 25 years has been recruitment practices in graphic design, branding, and corporate identity for positions in creative management, account services and marketing and business development.  Among her credits, Goldfarb has served as director of Pratt Institute’s associate degree program, and is the author of Careers by Design: a Business Guide for Graphic Designers, The Design Firm and Its Employees, The Art of Consulting, and a chapter of the AIGA Professional Practices in Graphic Design (co-authored with Jessica Goldfarb).  She holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in sculpture from Pratt Institute and a B.A. degree from Hunter College of the City University of New York.

Frederick taught music in the Colonial and Central Bucks School Districts.  Beginning in 1972 he served as director of bands at North Penn High School, and then served as principal until his retirement in 2003.  Frederick continues on as a clinician and judge for drum corps, marching, concert, and jazz band events nationwide.  He is a contributing columnist to The Reporter during marching band season with weekly features on marching band happenings.  He is also co-founder and director of the Montgomery County Marching Band, executive consultant to the U.S. Scholastic Band Association, and a part-time announcer for WNPV radio (1440 am) of Lansdale.   Frederick is a graduate of West Chester University with a B.S. degree in Music Education, and earned his Master’s degree in secondary education from Villanova University.

Robert  Honor is a national focus winner and Laurel Entertainment winner, and also received The Waldo/Salt/Ian McClellan Hunter Award while a student at Tisch. He was a finalist with Warners, Paramount, The Writer’s Foundation (twice), and The New Harmony Project, all for screenwriting excellence.  Honor is a former instructor of screenwriting at the graduate division of the Kanbar Institute of Film & Television and in the Rita & Burton Goldberg Department of Dramatic Writing.  Presently, he is director of career development for the Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, and is responsible for job development, industries liaison duties, and career programming.  Among his screenwriting credits are “Joey,” “The Deal,” for Films around the World Productions; the adaptation of a James Magnuson novel; and he continues to write plays and television and movie scripts. Currently, Honor is working on a screenplay for director Arsen Anton Ostojic. Honor received his B.A. degree from Moravian College in 1979, and earned his B.F.A. and M.F.A. degree in Dramatic Writing from New York University, The Tisch School of the Arts.

Setton is a graduate of New York University, Tish School of the Arts. His undergraduate thesis film, The Butcher and the Housewife, an 18 minute hard-rock musical set to a Scorpions soundtrack, won the Platinum Award for Best Comedy Short at the Houston International film festival.  Recently his film, The Big Bad Swim, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and won the best film awards at the Fort Lauderdale, Annapolis, Tallgrass, Connecticut, and Temecula Valley Film Festivals.  He served also as producer for the feature length documentary, Ocho Candelas, about a community of Jew-by-choice in Veracruz, Mexico. The film won the Joyce Award for Achievement in Documentary.  Setton has worked as a producer and director for the Forbes Video Network, and as a filmmaking instructor at the New York Film Academy and the Connecticut School of Broadcasting, in addition to stints with technical services at Sony Pictures Classics and international servicing for Focus Features. Currently he is collaborating with his brother, Avi, to develop a script that incorporates many of his passions from Spring Break in Cancun to strip malls in Allentown.

Actor, director, writer and producer White, graduated from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts with a B.F.A. in drama. She studied for eight years at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute in New York and London and was a master student of Anna Strasberg for four years.  She studied dramatic literature at the Universities of Trinity in Dublin and Surrey in England, and appeared in The Cherry Orchard at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre where she was directed by Laurence Olivier, Peter Jackson and Derek Jacobi. Most recently she played Margie in the hit off-Broadway production of Loose Knit which she co-produced and directed.  White learned the business side of the industry as a producer for MTV networks and national industrial tours for Nintendo, Pepsi, and Reebok.  Her writing credits include the comedy pilot The Dirty Divas with comedian Robbyne Kaamil for Sirius Satellite Radio and the upcoming one-woman show Sink or Swim.  She is profiled by The Fund for Women Artists, and her company, Independent Actor NYC, an acting and career coaching consultancy for professional actors, was featured on the London Weekend Television prime time series, NYLON.

The panel discussion and reception for the event are free and open to the public.  Foy Hall is located in the Hurd complex at the corner of Main and Church Streets in Bethlehem.  For addition information please contact Nicole Snyder, director of career development, at 610-861-1509.

Moravian College is a private, coeducational, selective liberal arts college located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Tracing its founding to 1742, it is recognized as America's sixth-oldest college. Visit the Web site at www.moravian.edu.