ACU alum makes mark in Hollywood

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When Sandra Bullock's romantic comedy The Proposal hit No. 1 at the box office, moviegoers didn't see Nelson Coates' image on the big screen. But the ACU alum's handprints were all over the project.
 
For Nelson ('84), The Proposal is the latest in a string of Hollywood films and TV shows bearing his hallmark as production designer.
 
Now he is working on a motion picture for Disney Studios based on bestselling author Nicholas Sparks' new novel The Last Song.  The book is set for release in September, and the movie – a coming-of-age drama starring Miley Cyrus, Kelly Preston and Greg Kinnear – is set for release in April 2010.

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