FSU makes pitch to keep film program in South Fla.
FSU makes pitch to keep digital film program in South Fla. after partner company's bankruptcy
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State University is pushing to keep its digital film program in West Palm Beach, although a partnering company filed for bankruptcy protection.
Florida State President Eric Barron on Thursday told the Board of Governors, which oversees the State University System, that talks are under way with four other companies interested in replacing Digital Domain.
The board, which met in Gainesville, is considering whether Florida State should move the program to its main campus in Tallahassee. Besides losing its business partner, the program has drawn opposition from Florida Atlantic University, which is near West Palm Beach.
Board chairman Dean Colson, meanwhile, said the universities cannot sustain more budget cuts in his annual State of System address. The panel also approved the first performance budget bonuses for four universities.
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