The G. William Jones Film and Video Collection, Hamon Arts Library, has been awarded a $28,000 grant from the National Film Preservation Foundation (NFPF) for the preservation of Carib Gold (1956), an African-American crime drama set in Key West and featuring Ethel Waters, Cicely Tyson and Geoffrey Holder. The film is notable for its documentation of the Key West waterfront and shrimping fleet as they existed in the mid-20th century. The NFPF funds will allow the Jones Collection to use its print to create a new negative, prints, and videos. The new materials will be available for teaching, research and public viewing.
Elizabeth Johnston, a senior cinema-TV major in Meadows School of the Arts, has won the 2009 undergraduate scholarship presented by Women in Film.Dallas and will receive $2,500 toward her SMU tuition. Every fall, the organization awards two scholarships, one for undergraduates and one for graduate students, to Texas women studying media production. The awards were announced Oct. 8 during the Chick Flicks Film Series and Festival held at the Dallas Studio Movie Grill.