“We were mirroring life,” said groundbreaking Emmy and Peabody award-winning writer, producer and social activist Norman Lear. The 93-year-old creator of All in the Family and The Jeffersons stopped by SFTV for the fifth season of the Hollywood Masters to talk about his exceptional life and career, and how television mirrors life – all with a Lear-esque sense of humor, of course.
SFTV is proud to welcome 18 members into its fifth cohort of the Incubator Lab! Co-curated with Film Independent, the Incubator Lab is a competitive post-graduate program that provides recent alums with the guidance and mentorship of industry professionals as they develop their first post-graduate projects, and bridges the gap between film school and the industry. This year’s cohort was announced at the LA Film Fest’s Diversity Speaks Brunch June 4, 2016. Congratulations to the new cohort!
Emily Aguilar (PROD – B.A. ’15)
L. Marie Anderson (PROD – M.F.A. ’13)
Morten Forland (PROD – M.F.A. ’15)
Terence Grant (WPTV – M.F.A ’16)
Terrence Johnson (PROD – M.F.A. ’16)
Jimmy Kehoe (English, SCWR minor – B.A. ’15)
Mariyam Mahbub (PROD – M.F.A. ’14)
Chris Martens (PROD – M.F.A. ’14)
Samantha McRoberts (PROD – B.A. ’14)
Chase Mohseni (PROD – M.F.A. ’14)
Ana Christina Perez (SCWR – B.A. ’14)
Bret Polish (PROD – M.F.A. ’16)
Cruz Quinonez (SCWR – B.A. ’15)
Raeesah Reese (SCWR – B.A. ’14)
Dani Shank (SCWR – B.A. ’13)
Elizabeth Tapang (SCWR – B.A. ’16)
Brian Williamson (PROD – B.A. ’16)
Taylor Zann (PROD – B.A. ’15)
To learn more about the Incubator Lab, click here.
The annual Palm Springs International ShortFest, known for showcasing the best short-form cinema in the world, kicked off this week and SFTV is on the scene!
This year, PS ShortFest tapped SFTV animation junior Sydney Snyder ’18 to create a short theater preview commercial reminding festival goers to silence their phones and vote for the audience award. The trailer will play before every program throughout the festival, which runs from June 21-27, 2016.
SFTV will also be hosting the Filmmaker’s Cocktail Reception on Saturday evening, where students, alum, staff and faculty will be networking and enjoying the festivities. If you’re an LMU friend, alum or student attending this year’s ShortFest, drop an email to SFTVgradprograms@lmu.edu to connect with us there!
Check out the trailer animated by Sydney below: