David Liban’s film was nominated for a Heartland Emmy Award.

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#35A Public/Current/Community Affairs – Program/Series/Special

“Live Through This: Survivors of Sex Trafficking”
CU Denver
David Liban, Producer, Director

“Cautiverio en las Rocallosas”
Priscilla Cabral, Reporter
Erick Valenzuela, Photographer/Editor

“Choice Cuts: Meat in America”
NET / KCPT / RMPBS / Harvest Public Media Video Brian Seifferlein, Producer
Grant Gerlock, Producer/Reporter
Randy Mason, Reporter
Katie Kuntz, Reporter
Joe McMullen, Graphics Specialist Ian Edgington, Video Production Erin Green, Audio Engineer

“Standing in the Gap : Far Northeast Denver”
Rocky Mountain PBS
Julie Speer, Executive Producer, Writer, Director Mateos Alvarez, Writer, Producer, Outreach Director Alan Gottlieb, Writer, Producer
Burt Hubbard, Writer, Producer
Aaliah Hartley, Associate Producer
Justin Lewis, Editor
Peter Wigand, Director of Photography
Mary Seawell, Executive Producer Dan Levitt, Production Assistant Adam Espinoza, Graphic Artist DouglasPrice, Executive Producer

Film maker and CU Denver Prof David Liban
Film maker and CU Denver Prof David Liban


Laurence Kaptain

About Laurence Kaptain

The College of Arts & Media at CU Denver We envision a world made smaller, and more fully human, by the artist’s interpretation of the human experience. Our students come to us with passion for artistic expression. Our goal is to send them out into the world confident of purpose, ready to succeed. Mission Our mission is to effect change by preparing students to successfully pursue their passions. Our students acquire the skills they need to excel in an academically rigorous, experiential learning environment energized by creative exchange, real-world experience and diversity of voice. Laurence Kaptain, Dean of the College of Arts and Media at the University of Colorado Denver, brings 16 years of higher education leadership experience at leading public and private universities to his new assignment. As a recording artist he can be heard on a Grammy-winning recording (2001) with New York's Orpheus Chamber Ensemble, as well as numerous recordings with the Chicago Symphony (Solti, Boulez, Jarvi), St. Louis Symphony (Slatkin), St. Paul Chamber Orchestra (Wolf) and LaScala Opera (Reynolds). He is currently a Fellow in the Royal Society of the Arts, a member of the National Advisory Board of the Strategic National Arts Alumni Project (SNAAP), a member of the Board of Directors of the Denver School for the Arts Foundation, Dr. Kaptain served as the Director of Creative Initiatives in the Department of Research and Economic Development and Paula Manship Professor of Music, and prior to that, Dean of the College of Music and Dramatic Arts and Penniman Family Professor of Music at Louisiana State University from 2009-14. Prior to assuming this post at LSU, he was Dean of Shenandoah Conservatory near Washington, DC, Director of the heralded Schwob School of Music in Georgia, and Vice-Provost for Faculty Programs and Academic Quality at UMKC. He received the first doctorate in percussion instruments at the University of Michigan, where he was a Fulbright Scholar to Mexico and received the prestigious Rackham Graduate School Pre-Doctoral Fellowship.