In town to attend PBS’ Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour panel, Burns presented a sneak preview of highlights from his latest documentary, The Roosevelts: An Intimate History, set to air on PBS this fall. Following the presentation, Stephen Ujlaki, Dean of the LMU School of Film and Television, moderated a discussion with Burns and the screenwriter Geoffrey C. Ward.
Hayley Foster (Animation – B.A. ’13) is off to a good start this summer. Her senior thesis film Yamashita earned several awards, including a bronze medal at the Student Academy Awards and will be airing on Fine Cut: KCET’s Annual Festival of Student Film on Monday, July 7, 2014.
The group’s collaborative chemistry was preordained. Whitmore, Jones and Gibbs have been working on each other’s projects since their days at LMU. “(Jones and Gibbs) were two guys whom I built strong creative relationships with back in college,” said Whitmore. “I met both of them at time when most young artists are still molding their creative ethos, and I think LMU provided the type of open and expressive environment that allowed for that sort of discovery.”