It’s no secret that gaining solid footing in the industry can be a challenge, which is why LMU SFTV and Film Independent partnered to create the Incubator Lab, a competitive post-graduate program for select graduates. Now with its third cohort, this one-year program helps young film and television hopefuls build their creative portfolio and transition into the industry.
This year’s Incubator Lab cohort was announced during Alumni Night at the LA Film Fest, which included a reception and gala screening of SFTV alum Effie Brown’s film Dear White People. For many of the alums who were in attendance, it was a chance to meet the new Incubator Lab cohort and share their experiences. Incubator Lab alum Ashton Kennedy (Film and Television Production – B.A. ’12) noted that the Incubator Lab was instrumental in getting her project Three Steps Back to Awesome off the ground. “The Lab, in addition to the mentorship and career support, provided the equipment we needed during production and post. It was an invaluable experience and program.”
This year’s participants will be provided with numerous educational and mentorship opportunities, including Film Independent memberships along with its benefits, as well as access to selected LMU resources. Congratulations to 2014-2015 cohort!
Philippa Adams (B.A. Screenwriting ’14)
Christian Armada (B.A. Production ’14)
Chelsea Bo (B.A. Production ’14)
Rachel Brethauer (M.F.A. WPTV ’14)
Jasmine Chiong (B.A. Screenwriter ’14)
Aaron Lee Dowell (M.F.A. Production ’11)
Sean Drummond(B.A. Production ’14)
Jia Feng (M.F.A Production ’14)
Neil Hilken (B.A. Production ’14)
Thomas Ireton (B.A. Production ’14)
Celeste Klaus (M.F.A. WPTV ’14)
James Mackenzie (M.F.A. Production ’14)
Fan Ni (M.F.A. Production ’14)
Alana Rinicella (B.A. Production ’13)
Christian Sautter (B.A. Production ’13)
Kelsey Taylor (B.A. Production ’14)
Congratulations to the LMU alums whose work received Emmy® nominations this morning!
James Wong (’83) Co-Executive Producer for American Horror Story: Coven, nominated for Outstanding Miniseries or Movie
André Jacquemetton (’89) Executive Producer for Mad Men, nominated for Best Drama Series
Emily Spivey (’96) Writer for Modern Family, nominated for Best Comedy Series
Colin Hanks (’01) Nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a TV Miniseries or Movie for Fargo
For a complete list of nominations click here.
The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards, hosted by Seth Meyers, will air live on Monday, August 25 at 8pm ET / 5pm PT on NBC.
Matthew Ferrell (Film Production – ‘97) is the Senior Supervising Producer at Extra, which just won the 2014 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Entertainment News Program. Ferrell shares the honor with the entire staff at Extra, an entertainment news program covering events and celebrities hosted by Mario Lopez. “Telling stories was my passion at LMU while studying film. I’m lucky enough to be able to tell different sorts of stories with the hardest working people in Hollywood at Extra,” said Ferrell.
Ferrell started working at Extra in 1995 while he was still a student at LMU. “I helped put myself through film school at LMU while working there and have worked my way up the ladder,” said Ferrell.
Through the years he’s worked on the development team at Extra, as a Supervising Producer on a Mario Lopez reality show called H8R, and a season on a talk/magazine show with Cris Collinsworth called Inside The Vault.
According to the official press release, on June 23rd The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) announced the winners of the 41st Annual Daytime Emmy® Awards in a sold-out gala for over 1,000 attendees at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.
The awards and accolades keep coming for Hayley Foster’s (Animation – B.A. ’13) Yamashita and Brendan Calder’s (Production – B.A. ’14) Learning To Float with the recent announcement of both their films being finalists at the 2014 BAFTA LA Student Film Awards. The winners will be announced at the Los Angeles Film School in Hollywood on June 19th.
According to BAFTA LA’s website, this year marks the first time some of the best film schools outside of Southern California were invited to participate. Entries included applicants from Stanford, Colorado Film School, the University of Texas at Austin, Vancouver Film School and 35 other reputable film schools across the western United States.
2014 BAFTA LA Student Film Awards Finalists:
The Boy Scout by Patrick Brooks, UCLA
A Different Tree by Stephen Caple Jr., USC
Interstate by Camille Stochitch, AFI
Learning to Float by Brendan Calder, LMU
Omelette by Madeleine Sharafrain, CalArts
One Inch From Flying by Will Suto, San Diego State University
Random Stop by Benjamin Arfmann, UCLA
Skunk by Annie Silverstein, University of Texas at Austin
Yamashita by Hayley Foster, LMU
Other Awards and Recognitions for Yamashita and Learning To Float:
2014 Student Academy Awards – Winner, places to be announced June 7
2014 National Film Festival For Talented Youth – Best Animation winner
2013 Film Outside The Frame – Best Animation and Best Director
KCET Fine Cuts, airing June 2014
Learning to Float
2014 Student Academy Awards – Region One Finalist
2014 New Media Film Festival – Official Selection
2014 San Luis Obispo festival – Best Documentary Short
2014 San Diego Surf Festival – “Spirit of the Festival” Award
2013 Film Outside The Frame – Best Picture and Best Editing
KCET Fine Cuts, airing June 2014
Past Coverage on Foster and Calder on Loglines:
Watch the trailer for Yamashita:
Watch the trailer for Learning to Float: