Each year, The Hollywood Reporter releases its annual review of the top 25 film schools that are shaping the future of cinema, and this year, LMU School of Film and Television was ranked among the top 10 film schools in the U.S., coming in at #9!
The Hollywood Reporter said, “LMU’s School of Film and Television..is all about the internships. One-third of its students regularly find them, and they’ve worked in 400 companies, including Sony Pictures Entertainment, 20th Century Fox, DreamWorks, Disney and the Sundance Institute. LMU is growing its documentary program by placing students at Ken Burns‘ company in New Hampshire. And thanks to a $1 million grant from the Walter Lantz Foundation — Lantz was the creator of Woody Woodpecker — LMU’s animation department cracked the top 20 in Animation Career Review‘s annual list of great programs, beating out five schools on THR‘s own film school list, including NYU. Animators, take warning: Applications have tripled this year. Gaming is another hot program: The New York Times recently hailed a game alum Leonard Menchiari is developing that’s inspired by street demonstrations in Italy and Europe. LMU also has struck an alliance with Film Independent’s Screenwriting Lab to mentor grads, and, last January, it hosted the 10th annual Golden Globe Foreign Language Film Symposium, featuring Globe and Oscar winner Michael Haneke. It also partnered with LACMA for last summer’s James Bond exhibit, but that shouldn’t have come as a surprise because Bond producer Barbara Broccoli is an LMU alum.”