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.
Kicking off the second season of The Hollywood Masters series, presented by LMU SFTV, Stephen Galloway welcomed legendary director, writer and producer Michael Mann on September 17, 2014. Mann’s credits span both film and television and his fascination with the complexities of human behavior and the criminal underworld have long been a driving force in […]