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Alva High School graduation speaker


Lance McDaniel is the executive director of deadCenter Film and an Emmy-nominated filmmaker who has worked on 21 feature films, including Oscar winner "Million Dollar Baby." McDaniel was born and raised in Alva. He credits the Alva Boy Scouts with giving him confidence and a love of singing, and the Rialto Theatre and Drive-In for inspiring him to make movies.

At deadCenter, McDaniel leads free film classes to 3,000 rural high school students each fall, provides quarterly continuing education seminars for working film professionals and hosts 30,000 filmmakers and fans to Oklahoma's largest...

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