Professor Marilyn Beker’s new book, The Screenwriting Activist: Writing Social Issue Movies, was published by Routledge in July. A must read for those interested in telling visual stories that motivate citizens towards positive social action.
Assistant Professor Mikael Kreuzriegler, with Pete Soto, SFTV’s Production Tech–Camera Department, and a crew of 24 students shot a feature film, Shoot That Rat!, on the SFTV Sound Stage in break neck speed and on a shoestring budget: ten 12-hour days for $12,000. The film was recently renamed The Gods of Garbage and was edited and co-produced by Assistant Professor Vanessa Newell.
Part-time faculty Ray Greene premiered his feature documentary Vampira and Me at the 2012 Los Angeles Film Festival, where it which was nominated for Best Documentary.