SFTV Professor Leena Pendharkar’s film 20 Weeks to premiere at LA Film Festival.
The remake of Norman Lear’s 1975 hit series One Day at a Time premiered January on Netflix, and at its helm is LMU instructor and alumna Gloria Calderon Kellett ‘97, … Read more
Legendary Hollywood producer, executive and CEO of the Sherry Lansing Foundation, Sherry Lansing herself, stopped by SFTV for a fascinating and candid Hollywood Masters appearance. The philanthropist and former CEO of Paramount Pictures and … Read more
Since graduating from the RECA program, Alex Pasco ’07 has worked with some of music’s biggest names. At this year’s Grammy Awards, he brought home two wins for his engineering work … Read more
Loyola Marymount University surprised three local high school girls in The Hollywood Reporter’s Women in Entertainment Mentorship Program each with the LMU/Women in Entertainment scholarship, a full ride, four-year scholarship … Read more
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 … Read more
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.
Solomon Onita Jr. (PROD – M.F.A. ’16) has worked diligently to bring often unseen stories to the screen. His award-winning short film, JOY, about a Nigerian woman living in America who struggles to convince her traditionalist husband not to circumcise their ten-year-old daughter, will air on HBO beginning next week for Black History Month.
“I honestly didn’t think I’d be able to go to college,” said high school senior Larissa Ramirez as she tearfully accepted a full-ride, four year scholarship to Loyola Marymount University at The Hollywood Reporter’s 24th Annual Power 100 Breakfast. The scholarship was awarded as part of THR’s Women In Entertainment Mentorship Program, a competitive joint venture with the national non-profit Big Brothers Big Sisters that pairs inner-city schoolgirls with top-level women in the entertainment business.