LMU Surprises Three Girls with Full Ride Scholarships

“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.

The Roosevelts

In town to attend PBS’ Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour panel, Burns presented a sneak preview of highlights from his latest documentary, The Roosevelts: An Intimate History, set to air on PBS this fall. Following the presentation, Stephen Ujlaki, Dean of the LMU School of Film and Television, moderated a discussion with Burns and the screenwriter Geoffrey C. Ward.