Steed Symposium 2013 On Campus Program

A Place at the Table opened in theaters this past weekend, but LMU SFTV will be screening the film on March 31, 2013 as part of The Steed Symposium, the film school’s annual industry event. This year’s theme is Game Changers—filmmakers, executives, and media that act as agents of social change. The program will include a case study with Participant Media executives that will cover how filmmakers can use their craft to impact social change and action, as well as ways to develop effective campaigns to pitch and market social issue films.

Professor Charles Swanson’s Top Films for Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, we asked our Chair of Production, Charles Swanson, to suggest films that celebrate the African American experience. Below, he shares his recommendations of movies from African American filmmakers, including both fiction and documentaries. We have focused on a few of them; for the complete list, scroll to the bottom of the page.

On the Road with America’s New Dream Team

When SFTV alumna Jenniffer Castillo (Screenwriting – M.F.A. ’11) discovered a group of undocumented youth were walking across the country in support of immigration reform and the Dream Act, she used her personal savings to document their journey.