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On screen

A human face for AIDS
Pedro on the big screen. Photo: Courtesy Scott Freeman
Pedro: on the big screen
Photo: Courtesy Scott Freeman

Scott Freeman ’80 served as executive producer for the film Pedro, which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival and aired on MTV in April. The film follows the life of Pedro Zamora, who found out he had HIV at age 17 and died at 22. Zamora became a public figure when, in 1994, he was cast for the television series The Real World: San Francisco. President Bill Clinton credited Zamora with helping to bring a human face to the AIDS crisis in the United States. Freeman also serves as executive vice president for current programming at Bunim/Murray Productions, where he has worked for 15 years.

Alicia K. Gonzales ’09

 

On stage

Did you do your homework?
Kathleen Rubin '82

Photo: Courtesy Kathleen Rubin

Kathleen Rubin ’82 directed the one-man show “Did You Do Your Homework?” this spring at the Beverly Hills Playhouse. The show ran January to August. It was written and performed by Aaron Braxton and chronicles his experience as a substitute teacher in an urban school in Los Angeles.

Alicia K. Gonzales '09

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