NYU Tisch Asia Celebrates Opening in Singapore, Oct. 8


Ribbon Cutting and Reception to Officially Mark the Opening of NYU Tisch School of The Arts Asia Campus In Singapore; Hollywood Director and Tisch School Alumnus Brett Ratner to Present A Lifetime Achievement Award to Film Star Jackie Chan

Tisch School of The Arts Asia In Singapore Architectural Rendering of Elevation (Nighttime)
Tisch School of The Arts Asia In Singapore Architectural Rendering of Elevation (Nighttime)

Singapore Contact: Josh Murray (Oct. 1-13), Tisch Asia, 347.401.0612
josh.murray@nyu.edu

Ribbon Cutting and Reception to Officially Mark the Opening of NYU Tisch School of The Arts Asia Campus In Singapore; Hollywood Director and Tisch School Alumnus Brett Ratner to Present A Lifetime Achievement Award to Film Star Jackie Chan

  • WHAT: New York University (NYU) Tisch School of the Arts Asia campus will officially be opened with a ribbon cutting ceremony and reception. The morning event will include remarks by officials from NYU and the Tisch School, Singaporean government officials, and members of the Tisch Asia board of directors.
  • WHO: Mary Schmidt Campbell, dean of the Tisch School of the Arts and chairman of the Board of Directors, Tisch Asia; Lee Yi Shyan, minister of state for Trade and Industry, Republic of Singapore; Pari Shirazi, vice dean, Tisch School of the Arts and president, Tisch Asia; and Diane C. Yu, chief of staff and deputy to the president, New York University. Also attending will be members of the Tisch Asia board of directors, including Jennie Chua, chairman, Singapore Film Commission, and president and chief executive officer, The Ascott Group, Ltd.; and Eric Khoo, filmmaker.
  • WHEN: Monday, October 8, 2007. Remarks and ribbon cutting begin at 10:30a.m. Reception and self-guided tours immediately follow.
  • WHERE: NYU Tisch School of the Arts Asia, 3 Kay Siang Road, Singapore.

Media Availability: Dr. Campbell and Dr. Shirazi will be available for brief interviews following the program. Members of the media wishing to cover the event should call Richard Pierce (New York) at 212.998.6796, or Josh Murray (Singapore, Oct. 1-13) at 347.401.0612 in advance.


“East Meets West” NYU Tisch School Of the Arts to Celebrate Opening of New Singapore Campus with an Evening Celebration

Mandarin Oriental, Singapore, Monday, October 8, 2007 - 7 PM

Hollywood Director and Tisch School Alumnus Brett Ratner to Present A Lifetime Achievement Award to Film Star Jackie Chan

New York University (NYU) Tisch School of the Arts Asia Campus will celebrate its opening with a spectacular outdoor celebration at the Mandarin Oriental, Singapore. The evening event will include a red carpet arrival for guests, cocktail reception, dinner, award presentation-featuring the billion-dollar Hollywood film director and Tisch School Dean’s Council member and alumnus Brett Ratner presenting the School’s first lifetime achievement award to international film star and humanitarian Jackie Chan-and disco party.

Other notable names in attendance will be: Mary Schmidt Campbell, dean of the Tisch School of the Arts and chairman of the board of directors of Tisch Asia; Pari Shirazi, vice dean of the Tisch School of the Arts and president of Tisch Asia; Diane C. Yu, chief of staff and deputy to the president of New York University; Jennie Chua, chairman, Singapore Film Commission, and president and chief executive officer, The Ascott Group, Ltd.; and Eric Khoo, filmmaker; among others.

  • SHOT #1 Arriving guests - 7:00 to 7:45 p.m. Mandarin Oriental, 5 Raffles Blvd., Marina Square, 5th floor pool area. Red carpet with ropes and stanchions set up.
  • SHOT #2 Performances and presentation of Lifetime Achievement Award - 8:15 to 9 p.m. Photographers will be positioned in a special area in the dining room behind ropes and stanchions.

Please note: Media wishing to cover are advised to register in advance with Richard Pierce (New York) at 212.998.6796, or Josh Murray (Singapore, Oct. 1-13) at 347.401.0612.

Press Contact

Richard Pierce
Richard Pierce
(212) 998-6796