April 8, 2010

Award-Winning Filmmaker Lou Reda Will Discuss His Work April 13

Event will benefit women’s soccer team

The Lafayette women’s soccer team will host “An Evening with Lou Reda” 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 13 in Oechsle Hall room 224. Admission is free with a donation benefiting the soccer program.

An award-winning filmmaker and Easton resident, Reda will share samples of his work and documentaries, chronicling major events in the history of the United States.

Reda is executive producer (with son Scott Reda) of Lou Reda Productions of Easton, Pa., and is internationally recognized as one of the country’s outstanding documentary filmmakers. The company, which regularly produces programs of the highest quality for cable and network television, is best known for documentaries exploring events that have shaped the modern world and for its biographies.

In the 30 years since its founding, the company has produced more than 400 cable and network programs as well as numerous shorts and special presentations for networks such as The History Channel, A&E, and The Biography Channel. Some of the programs include; Eyewitness In Iraq; The Last Day of WWI: 11th Month, 11th Day, 11th Hour; When Cowboys Were King; The Day the Towers Fell; and The Blue and The Gray miniseries, which appeared on CBS.

The company’s 10-hour series WWII in HD aired on the History Channel in November and was the network’s most watched program of the fall season. Donald L. Miller, John Henry MacCracken Professor of History, served as writer and chief historical consultant for the production, and 10 Lafayette students worked as interns.

Reda has received numerous awards and recognitions including many Emmy nominations. In 2005, the company garnered three out of the 14 nominations received by the History Channel–two for Eyewitness in Iraq.

The College awarded Reda an honorary Doctor of Arts in 2007.

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