Throughout the years, people worldwide have been able to take a glimpse at PCC through films, television shows, and award shows which have used the campus as a production location. According to IMDb, films such as Scary Movie 2 (2001), The Dentist (1996), Reunion (2009), Performance (2006), and Art School Confidential (2006), have featured the campus as a backdrop to their films. Scenes from these movies have been filmed all around the campus including inside the C Building, outside the R Building and even in the schoolâ€™s art rooms, ensures Campus Use Specialist Marcie Ambrose. â€œPCC is an attractive school. Parts of the school look like a real college and parts of the school look like a high school depending on what part of the campus youâ€™re on,â€ said Film History Instructor William [Rod] Foster. T.V. shows such as Desperate Housewives have also used PCCâ€™s facilities to film the hit series. Celebrity Eva Longoria was filming around the PCC pool area during the second season of the show says Ambrose. In 1996, the Sexson Auditorium was the location of the 50th annual Emmy Technical Awards. Famous actors such as Betty White and Edward Asner — the voice of Mr. Fredricksen in the Pixar movie UP —Â were in attendance that evening, according to the history of PCC on the school website. Not only has the school been the setting for many films, but the marching band has also made it on screen, appearing in movies such as Primary Colors (1998) and Jingle All the Way (1996), said Marching Band Director Kyle Luck. He notes that the marching band has recently worked with Mariah Carey in her music video About My Face, and has been in national commercials for RadioShack as well as ESPN 3D. â€œWhen [production companies] call us itâ€™s because they want our look as well as our performance; many times we play live,â€ said Luck. However production of any kind is not scheduled during school sessions because it is intrusive to the educational environment around campus. When production companies come to PCC they fill up the parking areas and store props all around campus, disrupting the positive work environment for students, says Ambrose. â€œ[Production] is allowed when itâ€™s conducive to [the] student population and academic schedule,” says Ambrose.
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