PSAs Advocating Food Security

Participant Media has chosen two student-written and produced PSAs to include in their social action campaign for the documentary, A Place at the Table. The two scripts, Hunger Has Many … Read more

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.

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.