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Filmmaker about York, Pa.: ‘Found a terrific support network for creative entrepreneurship’

This is a 90-second trailer from YouTube for filmmaker Brian Plow’s latest venture concerning York, Pa., “A Day in the Sun.” Plow hopes to draw attention to the creative communities in the city. Also of interest: Film weaves threads of York, baseball, stadium and neighborhood change and Map explains York, Pa.’s $50 million redevelopment area and Obscure F.O.E. building to become colorful beacon of York, Pa.’s renaissance.

Pittsburgh has St. Elmo’s Fire screenwriter Carl Kurlander making films that tout the city’s quality of life.
Now Brian Plow, a Towson University professor and York City resident, has produced a documentary “A Day in the Sun,” telling the story of the emerging arts community in York. It highlights the arts as a strategy for economic and community development, according info from the filmmaker… .

“Beyond furthering my own work and reputation as a filmmaker and teacher, I am most interested in getting this film broadcast throughout the region and drawing attention to the creative communities in York,” he wrote. “Although I still teach at Towson University, I moved to York City 5 years ago and found a terrific support network for creative entrepreneurship.”
He hopes to hold an informal premiere and then market the film to public television outlets around the nation.
A few years ago, Plow undertook an intriguing York-based film project called “Home,” which explored the relationship of building Sovereign Bank Stadium with the people that sports and entertainment venue replaced.
A condensed version of the film, “Home: The American Dream, the American Pastime and Urban Renewal in York, Pennsylvania,” can be found at the yorktownsquare.com blog post: American pastime vs. American dream playing out in York, Pa.

Brian Plow, a Towson University professor, right, shows filmmaking techniques to two students as part of a Youth Empowerment summit at Martin Library in 2007.
Also of interest:
“A Day in the Sun’s” website, under construction, can be found at: http://www.dayinthesun.net/
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