We can easily confer legendary status on composer Hans Zimmer. The German-born composer fell in love with storytelling and music as a child, which lead him to win an Academy Award for The Lion King among another 86 wins and over 100 nominations. Zimmer was present to screen and discuss clips of his work from […]
When Billy Bob Thornton burst onto the scene in 1996 with his acting/writing/directing debut Sling Blade, he left an indelible mark on Hollywood. He also left an indelible mark at LMU as part of The Hollywood Masters series with Stephen Galloway. Thornton talked about his difficult childhood, his odd jobs – from roadie to working […]
Steve Duncan does not want to be the diversity guy. But the veteran screenwriting professor can’t change that. “When I started teaching college students 20 years ago, just the fact that I was the teacher–a black man teaching–motivated students to want to explore stories that weren’t about themselves,” he says. That trend has motivated Duncan […]
Alumna Effie Brown (Film and Television BA ’93) discusses the process of making a film and how LMU prepared her to be a producer.