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Peter Ferriero

Peter Ferriero of “The Price of Fame”

We got the chance to sit down with Peter Ferriero, the talented director and co-producer of new documentary film “The Price of Fame” that chronicles the life and challenges that fame brought to pro-wrestling legend and “Million Dollar Man” himself, Ted Dibiase. The film contains the sort of intimate interviews with Dibiase and his family members that are sure to draw in even audience members who may not have been familiar with the wrestler during his prime with the WWE.

Ferreiro’s film was picked up by Fathom Events and is going to be playing in 650 theatres nationwide – no small feat for what started out as a small passion project for this lifetime wrestling fan. The question of “What happened to all the old wrestlers that I grew up watching?” lead Ferreiro into developing a friendship with Ted Dibiase that turned into the opportunity to create a documentary of his life. Just like many great films, this one was years in the making. Ferreiro expressed is gratitude to all the initial support he received from the film’s start on the crowdfunding site Kickstarter a few years back. Independent filmmaking is not easy by any means, but Ferreiro is a perfect example of what passion coupled with hard work and dedication can lead to.

Ferreiro’s film can be seen across the country on Tuesday November 7th. Check it out at the Garden State Plaza AMC and maybe you’ll run into the director himself!

Check out the interview below:

For more information on the film click here.

“Hollywood East” Opens at Montclair State

Montclair University held a ribbon cutting ceremony on the 26th in celebration of their brand new, state of the art multimedia School of Communications and Media building. MSU alumni, University board members, state legislators, staff, and students alike all got to tour the impressive new building post-ceremony.

According to Montclair State University’s President, Susan A. Cole, ‘impressive’ could possibly be an understatement as it may be “the most technologically advanced media and production facility of any university in North America and…is, in fact, more advanced than many professional facilities.”

The facility will provide students a wealth of opportunity for education and growth within the industry they’ve chosen to study, and as special guest New Jersey State Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg expressed, there is hope for students to utilize the new facility as they “go out and change the world.”

The building was made possible through a strategic partnership between MSU and Sony Electronics’ Professional Solutions Americas. Some of the tools and resources include 4K and HD studios and control rooms, multimedia labs, and an advanced studio production center.

The building has been dubbed “Hollywood East” and it’s sure to make a great difference in the education of students at MSU!

Newark Educators on the Importance of Arts

Alison Scott-Williams, vice president of Arts Education at NJPAC, sat with Steve Adubato on “One-on-One” to discuss the importance of arts education for children in Newark.

“The arts are a way for one to express themselves and their thoughts,” Scott-Williams says. “We want to amplify students’ authentic voices.”

She goes on to state that students often do not have enough ways to express themselves. “We want every child to have the opportunity to be inspired,” she says.

To learn more about NJPAC, click here.