Art Nomura: A Legacy of Inclusion

Professor Art Nomura is retiring from the University. As the first minority hire at the School of Film and Television, Nomura has been a steadfast champion for diversity at LMU. … Read more

Karol Hoeffner Takes On The Stage

Clinical Assistant Professor of Screenwriting, Karol Hoeffner, is adding playwright to her already impressive list of novel, screen and television credits. She recently penned the book to an original children’s … Read more

Leena Pendharkar

Visiting Assistant Professor Leena Pendharkar has been name one of the “Women to Watch in Web Series” by Comedy TV is Dead.

It’s a Wrap: SFTV Professor John Stewart Retires After 24 Years

French filmmaker Robert Bresson once said, “Make visible, what without you, might perhaps never have been seen.” SFTV Professor John Stewart encouraged his students to honor these words, even including Bresson’s quote at the top of his class syllabus. After nearly a quarter century of inspiring students and the LMU community, Professor John Stewart has retired from the University. He will be missed.

“LOST CHILD?” – Two Screenings

Professor Gregory Ruzzin’s film LOST CHILD? is a heartfelt journey that documents his relationship with his younger sister Alyssa, who struggles with epilepsy and a developmental disability. The film, which was an … Read more

Morgan Land

“How does one person compartmentalize incredible violence and murder with genuine love and affection for his family?” asks Land, in an interview with The Loyolan. “This kind of duality in the human condition is something that begs to be discussed.”

Glenn Gebhard

SFTV Professor Glenn Gebhard’s film, Greetings from Fire Island, won the J. Stuart Blackton Award for Best Documentary at the Long Island Film Festival.

The documentary provides a snapshot of Fire Island: its ecological treasures, history of shipwrecks and hurricanes, thriving gay communities, conflict with the mainland and enduring transience as its buffeted by forces both natural and man-made.

Jose Garcia Moreno

SFTV’s Chair of Animation José García Moreno was interviewed by Animation Career Review — the site recently ranked SFTV’s Animation Program one of the top in the U.S., calling the school a “gem in animation education.” In this spotlight Q&A, Moreno discusses his work, education and applying universal knowledge to animation.

Marilyn Beker

Senior Screenwriting Professor Marilyn Beker wrote an op-ed about movies and social responsibility. The piece, “Have a Heart!”, was published by the Huffington Post.

Tom Leach

LMU SFTV alum and current part-time faculty member, Tom Leach, has been named one of Forbes Magazine’s 30 Under 30. Forbes says of their annual list: “The young disruptors, innovators and entrepreneurs on our annual listing of the 30 under 30 are impatient to change the world. In sum they represent the entrepreneurial, creative and intellectual best of their generation.”

Gregory Ruzzin

In honor of U.N.’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2012 (December 3), SFTV Professor Gregory Ruzzin wrote an op-ed, The Disability Known as Ignorance Is 100 Percent Curable, for TakePart, the digital version of Participant Media. He discusses his relationship with his younger sister Alyssa, who is challenged by a developmental disability and epilepsy, and what he learned from her while making a documentary with and about her, Lost Child?