EPN.tv Host & Founder Victor Lucas joins the VFS Game Design & Programming for Gaming Advisory board bringing 25 years of industry experience and insight to faculty & students
- An Emmy and Telly-award winning industry veteran, Lucas brings more than 25 years of film, television and Video Game Industry experience
- Lucas is currently developing a host of new creative projects exclusively with Vancouver Film School including a new showcase of top upcoming Video Games and Game Design talent
- VFS' current board is a who's-who of top industry names with board members already from from EA, Ubisoft, Blizzard, Capcom, and Microsoft
VANCOUVER, Aug. 4, 2017 /CNW/ - Vancouver Film School (VFS) announced today that film, television and video game industry legend Victor Lucas will be joining the school's Game Design program advisory board for 2017 and 2018.
Victor Lucas is an Emmy and Telly Award-winning videogame television pioneer. He is the creator, executive producer and host of the national, daily, videogame and entertainment newsmagazine series, "The Electric Playground," which premiered 20 years ago to fans across North America and also spun off the the national, daily, video game review series, "Reviews on the Run."
Victor won an Emmy Award for his work as the creator, executive producer and host of the weekly series, "GameTap News," for Turner's GameTap network. Victor also created and executive produced, "The Art of Play" for Rainbow Media's Gameplay HD network and was the executive producer of, "The Lab with Leo Laporte," and "Torrent" for G4TechTV Canada. Still passionate about the world of Film, Television and Video Games, Victor continues to direct, produce and host a variety of creative projects every year that take him to cities around the world.
Further, Lucas is currently developing several new creative projects exclusively with the Vancouver Film School, including an exciting new showcase of top indie video game titles and the game design talent behind them, before they break into the industry. The project is called "VFS Pitch & Play" and will be available for the public to view this fall.
The Vancouver Film School Game Design Advisory Board is a powerhouse collective that features developers and executives from top industry players such as Electronic Arts (EA), Ubisoft, Blizzard, Microsoft, and Capcom as a driving force for innovation and direction. The group regularly consults and offers insight on the Game Design program's one-year curriculum, focusing on how to best deliver the most current industry skills and techniques to students.
"Victor Lucas epitomizes the passion and love for gaming that drives our entire Game Design & Programming for Gaming faculty and curriculum. To have Victor's experience and insight added to our already powerhouse advisory board is a major win for Vancouver Film School and an exciting opportunity for all of our current and future students." – Peter Walsh, Head of Faculty, Game Design – Vancouver Film School
"So many of us have watched Victor Lucas on TV for decades. Now our kids watch him and universally, every generation of Video Game and Film Industry Fanatics identifies with him because he loves entertainment and storytelling as much as they do. This is a big moment for our students and we welcome Victor and the entire EPN.tv family to the Vancouver Film School." – Jon Bell, Managing Director – Vancouver Film School
"This is an honor for me that I don't take lightly. For 30 years, Vancouver Film School has produced more elite level creative talent across the Film, Television, Animation & VFX and Video Game industry than I could ever imagine. I've never seen a school like this in all my travels around the world and I'm thrilled to be a part of the Advisory Board that will help shape it for the next generation of amazing alumni…." – Victor Lucas
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