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Creative Carolina brings Hollywood to UNC

UNC students interested in writing or acting have the opportunity Thursday to hear two television professionals share their insights.

“A Night with David Hyde Pierce and Brian Hargrove” will feature the two sharing their experiences on working in the realm of television, as well as film and theater.

Emmy award winner David Hyde Pierce — of “Frasier” fame — and his husband Brian Hargrove, writer and producer of various television shows and a UNC alum, will speak Thursday as a part of the week long Carolina Creative festival.

The arts advocacy committee along with student government initiated the week long event as a way to showcase the arts in Chapel Hill.

Ian Lee, student body secretary, said this event allows students to learn about the arts instead.

“Students interested in creative writing and acting have the opportunity to ask two professionals questions,” said Lee. “There are a large number of UNC students interested in that type of career, so this can help them learn how the industry works.”

Pierce and Hargrove will speak only Thursday evening, but Neal said the chance to appreciate Chapel Hill’s art appealed to them.

“They really wanted to see ‘Big River’ at Playmakers,” said Brian Neal, co-chair of the arts advocacy committee.

Neal added that turn out to the Creative Carolina events has been good all week, but this discussion has created more buzz.

“There’s a lot of excitement for this event, particularly the chance to hear an alumni speak about his experiences,” said Neal. “We’re expecting the room to be filled.”

Go to the event Thursday at 5 p.m. in Studio 104 at the Center for Dramatic Art. About 50 to 60 seats will be available on a first come first serve basis. Admission to events is free.

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