On September 22, LMU School of Film and Television celebrated a $13 million landmark gift from The Walter Lantz Foundation. The donation is comprised of a recent gift to the animation program, animation cels and art from The Walter Lantz Foundation Collection, and the remaining corpus of The Walter Lantz Trust, valued at over $5 […]
SFTV has launched a new video series, Widen the Lens, featuring recent alumni and students. For our first video interview, we spoke to comedian and writer John Pickhaver (WPTV – M.F.A. ’16) about his start in comedy, and how LMU’s spirit of collaboration has influenced him in his career.
“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.
“I just say whatever you are already making, you’re leaving out half of the population. Even in the crowd scenes. And people are absolutely shocked,” said the Academy Award-winning actor, activist and founder of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media. Davis stopped by The Hollywood Masters to talk about her roles in such films as Thelma & Louise, which celebrates its 25th year anniversary this year, and how women are portrayed (or not) in Hollywood.