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UCLA gets a big gift

Kuehn Foundation grants school $750,000

The UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television and the UCLA Film & Television Archive have received a gift of $750,000 from the Andrew J. Kuehn Jr. Foundation.

Bequest is targeted to expand the media marketing program for the MFA Producers Program and create student fellowships. The foundation also has donated the archival collection of movie trailers produced by Kuehn’s Kaleidoscope Films.

Kuehn, who died in 2004, was a pioneer in the trailer biz who created trailers for films including “Jaws,” “E.T.,” “Schindler’s List”and “Star Wars.”

Gift will fund new courses in marketing, including one devoted to conceptualizing and producing trailers for films and TV shows.

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