Film Outside the Frame

SFTV Students! It’s time to submit your film, screenplay or teleplay to SFTV’s 2013 Film Outside the Frame Film Festival!

Entry forms must be submitted online. Please read and follow the directions carefully and pay special attention to eligibility rules and required entry materials, as there have been changes since last year. You must submit your film or screenplay to be considered for juried awards.

We look forward to receiving your submission!

FINAL DEADLINE: 4 P.M. on MAY 31, 2013

Get A Case of the Monday Nights

Mondays can be a drag, but Monday NIGHTS, well, that’s another story. SFTV’s signature Monday Nights Series gives students and alumni access to advance screenings, Q&A’s and masterclasses with some of the most prestigious professionals working in the industry. During the Spring 2013 semester, we welcomed industry executives including writer/producer Glen Mazzara (The Walking Dead), alum/director Jay Oliva (Batman: The Dark Knight Returns), and just around the corner, LMU alum/writer/director Brian Helgeland will be screening his new film 42.

Now, LogLines gives you a front row seat to Monday Nights as we roll out clips from this past year’s events. Make sure to check our video section where we will regularly post highlights and videos. In the meantime, check out highlights of Jay Oliva’s visit, below.

J.J. Abrams

On February 9, 2013, J.J. Abrams came to the LMU campus to speak to film students. The creator/director/producer/writer of Lost, Felicity, Alias and, most recently, the next installment of Star Wars, showed clips and shared advice with a packed Mayer Theater. LMU Magazine was on hand to cover the event. Read their piece below to find out the five key lessons he’s learned throughout his career.

Creative World Awards Screenwriting Competition

The mission of Creative World Awards is to discover and advance talented screenwriters. Finalists get first looks from sought after companies in the industry such as Lionsgate/Mandate International, Inferno Entertainment, Morgan Creek and others. A grand-prize winner will receive a production award–a produced short film version of their feature script, produced in conjunction with The Moving Image Xchange. The film will premiere at the Richmond International Film Festival, giving the writer an official imdb credit.


Marilyn Beker

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.