'Sister' producer to head LMU film school
Producer Teri Schwartz (“Sister Act”) has been tapped to head Loyola Marymount U.’s school of film and television.
LMU’s film and TV department had been part of the school’s college of communication until last June, when it was spun off into its own school. Schwartz will be the first head dean of the school and begins her new gig May 1.
In 1995, Schwartz partnered with Goldie Hawn to create Cherry Alley Prods. Her feature credits include “Beaches,” “Nuts” and “The Out-of-Towners.” She currently has her own self-titled production banner.
“Teri brings a history of successful entertainment endeavors, robust connections to Hollywood, and a mission to provide students with strong creative and practical skills grounded in the education of the whole person,” LMU prexy Robert Lawton said.
Schwartz said she was excited about the new opportunity.
“My goal is to develop and advance a highly unique and differentiated vision for the school, an inspiring and challenging curriculum and a strong strategic plan,” she said.
LMU’s film and TV program has turned out a number of successful grads, including Oscar-winning scribe/helmer Brian Helgeland (“L.A. Confidential”), David Mirkin (“The Simpsons”) and Jack Orman (“ER”).