By Megan Mitchell
The Community College of Aurora's Colorado Film School will create regional commercials this fall for Toyota and Oster Jewelers in a new commercial production class being offered to the most experienced students.
"To be able to work with some of the world's largest advertising and marketing companies and clients is tremendous opportunity for students," said Frederic Lahey, founder and director of the Colorado Film School. "We're a professional career training program, so this is a win-win — both to us and to Toyota and Oster."
Lahey said the school was approached by Cherry Creek-based Oster Jewelers and the Denver Toyota Dealers Association last year to make commercial spots that represent Colorado and can be shown on local media platforms.
As part of the recurring deal, the local Toyota dealers will contribute $30,000 a year for scholarships and to sponsor the Colorado Film School's bi-annual student shows held at Harkins Northfield 18 Theatres, said Community College of Aurora spokesperson Lee Rasizer.
The Denver Toyota Dealers Association is a group of six Toyota dealerships including Groove Toyota in Englewood, Mountain States Toyota in Denver, Stevinson Toyota East in Aurora, Stevinson Toyota West in Lakewood, Larry H. Miller Toyota in Boulder and AutoNation Toyota Arapahoe in Centennial.