Acclaimed music video director coming to Union for dinner and discussion

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Director Joseph Kahn will come to Union to share his experiences in Hollywood as an acclaimed music video and television commercial director. He will speak at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16 in the Nott Memorial.

Joseph Kahn

A dinner and discussion will be held in Sorum House at 5:30 p.m. Reserve your seat for the dinner in the Minerva Programs office.

Kahn’s groundbreaking, recognizable music videos – for Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, U2 and others – has defined MTV and youth culture for more than a decade.

In 2003, he won a Grammy for Best Short Form Music Video for Eminem’s “Without Me.” He has also directed commercials for Acura, Target, Hewlett Packard, Bacardi and Saab. Click Here to view Kahn's website and see his collection of music videos, commercials and films.

Most recently, he directed the low-budget, self-financed horror comedy "Detention," starring Josh Hutcherson, which was picked up for theatrical distribution by Sony for a release this year.