The Emmy-nominated television writer talks about writing his first novel “Second Street Station,” which centers on fictional character Mary Handley, the first female detective in Brooklyn and will be released June 9.
SFTV’s Monday Nights Series kicks off August 31st in Mayer Theater with a screening of We Come as Friends followed by a Q&A with Academy Award nominated documentary filmmaker Hubert Sauper.
We Come as Friends is a moving and surreal journey into the heart of Africa. At the moment when the Sudan, the continent’s biggest country, is being divided into two nations, an old “civilizing” ideology re-emerges – one of colonialism and a clash of empires – with new episodes of bloody wars over land and resources. Hubert Sauper takes us on a voyage in his tiny, self-made aircraft constructed from tin and canvas, leading us into the most improbable locations and into people’s thoughts and dreams in both stunning and heartbreaking ways. Variety described the film as “a masterfully composed and suitably outraged look at the neocolonialist exploitation of South Sudan.”
The film has already won multiple awards, including the Sundance Film Festival’s Special Jury Award for Cinematic Bravery and the Berlin Film Festival’s Peace Film Award.
Start the year off right and head to Mayer Theater next Monday. Be sure to RSVP and grab your tickets here.
This summer, SFTV and the award winning, independent film organization Ghetto Film School (GFS) in Los Angeles launched the College Residency program, a unique instructional course for 14 underserved high school GFS LA Fellows.
The students, who are from surrounding high schools including Crenshaw and Roosevelt, got a taste of college life as they lived on campus and created a four-part web series called “Cheese Brothers.” The Fellows received instruction from SFTV faculty as well as industry experts including SFTV alum James Wong (American Horror Story, X-Files), and they also met with representatives of LMU’s admissions office to learn about the college application process and tips for financing their college education.
Los Angeles Times profiled the College Residency program in their article “Teens try out college, entertainment worlds in Ghetto Film School-LMU program.” Read the full-piece piece here.