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Update: "Cracking Aces: A Woman's Place at the Table"

Oct 3, 2018

Tracy Halcomb's documentary continues to collect accolades and awards. The award-winning documentary recently played to a sold out crowd in Las Vegas at the Silver State Film Festival during the first week of September. There, it picked up the Audience Choice Award for Best Documentary.

Tracy Halcomb at Film Screening

Since the film was first selected to show in five film festivals, several more have been added to the schedule of upcoming screenings:

Oct. 5 at the Laughlin International Film Festival in Laughlin, Nev.

Oct. 13 at the Royal Starr Film Festival in Royal Oak, Mich.

Oct. 13 at the Atlantic City Cinefest in Atlantic City, N.J.

Nov. 8 & 9 at the Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

Nov. 17 at the FICTS Sports, Movies & TV 2018 Fest in Milan, Italy where it is also nominated for the Guirlande d'Honneur in the Sport & Society category.

The communications professor, who happens to also be on sabbatical from teaching, is garnering recognition for her feature-length documentary on the festival circuit. She was selected as one of 25 faculty fellows in the Television Academy Foundation’s 2018 Faculty Seminar Program.

The fellows are chosen by a selection committee and are asked to propose how they will use the knowledge gained from attending the seminar, a snapshot of their student body including the courses they currently teach, student body access to the television industry, and a resume.

The program runs from Nov. 5-9 and will introduce fellows to cutting-edge content creators, cable networks executives and legal experts. Fellows will also participate in tours of various industry-related facilities in southern California.

“Since 1987, the Television Academy Foundation has provided professors from U.S. academic institutions the opportunity to learn from working television professionals in Los Angeles,” said Jodi Delaney, executive director of the Television Academy Foundation.

Halcomb is in pre-production stages on two other projects, one of which will focus on 1940s and 50s all-female flight schools. She will also be making her directing debut.

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