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Don Scribner from UW-Superior to Hollywood

Posted on Aug 15, 2013
Hollywood comes to Wisconsin
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Don (far left) and crew wrapping up filming of “Appleton,” in Appleton, Wisconsin.

Don (far left) and crew wrapping up filming of “Appleton,” in Appleton, Wisconsin.

Don Scribner, 1972 UW-Superior graduate, brought a touch of Hollywood to Appleton, Wisconsin earlier this year.

Scribner was filming an independent movie, "Appleton," in Appleton, Wisconsin. Filming took place in February and March of 2013. The northern Wisconsin native has performed in numerous productions as an actor in television, stage and film. He has also performed at the Duluth Playhouse and has written several children's musical productions.

Scribner said it was a treat to be back in Wisconsin, "After 28 years in the business I finally returned to my home state to work and then vacationed for a while in Ashland and Superior."

Scribner said it was his education at UW-Superior that helped him get to where he is today, "UWS gave me a terrific foundation and respect for theatre and solidified my trust of ability. I have the same respect for UWS. I am proud to have graduated from there. I earned two degrees from UWS, both my undergraduate and graduate degree. Had it not been for UWS I cannot imagine I'd be here today."

He gave us a preview of his Wisconsin project, "Appleton is an ensemble movie with my character, Mitchell, as the core. He wants to give something to a young woman whose father squelched on their deal which sealed his fate. Mitchell believes the daughter deserves what he took. She believes he deserves payback for the death of her father."

He has been busy with many other projects since Appleton wrapped-up, but is looking forward to seeing the final product, "The script had all the heart and conflict of life anywhere juxtaposed with the struggle of the northern elements. The area became an important character. I loved every second I spent on the shoot."

Scribner was a teacher and principal in Superior for many years before he accepted the call to California and Hollywood. He held various jobs from teacher, to principal and director at Patzau, Ericsson and Central Jr. High School.

He was in New York for the opening of "The Guide" a film he shot in Maine in December of 2012. It opened the Manhattan Film Festival. Scribner said, "I played Joe Dawkins, the guide...challenging and rewarding."

He did a Comedy Central show "Nathan For You" a week prior to "The Guide" and shot a film "After Midnight" soon after that. Earlier this year, he also did another film, "Newark Ave".

From the shores of Lake Superior, to the spotlight in Hollywood, Don Scribner did it his way, the Superior way.

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