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Kevin Bacon on the set of "The Following."

Kevin Bacon takes a break during shooting for the pilot of “The Following.”

Most alumni can rattle off Berry’s impressive list of film credits – ranging from major motion pictures such as Sweet Home Alabama and Remember the Titans to television’s The Following – but how many know that such productions support historic preservation efforts on campus?

A recent article by the Georgia Studio Alliance played a game of “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon” to illustrate how production fees from an on-campus shoot – in this case, the pilot for The Following –  supplemented gifts from friends and alumni such as the Daughters of Berry and the Daughters of the American Revolution to help fund the renovation of Roosevelt Cabin. Read article.

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Berry MagazineIn the last issue of the Alumni Accent, we asked you to name the actor or actress you’d most like to see shoot another movie or TV show at Berry. Perhaps not surprisingly, the “Titans” won again, with Denzel Washington receiving 46% of all votes cast. Next with 30% was Reese Witherspoon, followed by Sweet Home Alabama co-star Patrick Dempsey (10%). Among the remaining choices, only Kevin Bacon (9%) received more than 2% of the vote.

This month, we take our cue from our sister publication, Berry magazine. Hopefully, you’ve already received the summer issue (if not, click the accompanying image to thumb through it online). Once you’re done, scroll to the blog footer and let us know what you like best about Berry’s award-winning publication!

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The polar vortex brought the waterfall in Berry's Kilpatrick Commons to a breathtaking halt. Photo by student Lauren Neumann.

The Alumni Accent poll set a new record for participation in December, with more than 100 readers weighing in with responses to the following question:  Which movie or TV series featuring Berry locales would you most like to find under your Christmas tree?

Not surprisingly, the poll turned into a “two-horse race” between Remember the Titans and Sweet Home Alabama, with the Titans once again coming out on top after garnering 42% of all votes cast. Sweet Home Alabama was a close second at 36%, followed by Perfect Harmony (11%), The Following (7%) and Dutch (4%).

Next up is a question perfectly suited to a winter dominated by news of the polar vortex and North Georgia’s recent “Snow Jam,” which resulted in the first snow day for Berry students since 2011. Scroll to the bottom of this page and let us know which campus landmark you would most like to see blanketed in white.

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