Education Impact Report 2012: Media Mentor of the Year

Teri Schwartz describes UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television as “a conservatory within a major research university.” Her goal is to bring down the divisions between each discipline and connect with the university at large.

Paula Wagner crosses over
The power producer teaches a new course called “From Page to Stage to Screen to Stage,” focusing on the process of adapting novels and plays for film and TV, then back to stage again.

Filmmaking Intensive Class
Oscar winner Bobby Moresco coaches grad students through all stages of the production process on five short films, from writing to acting to post-production (above).

‘Gone With the Wind’ Remix
A year-long course that studies the 1939 classic, then deconstructs and remounts the film in new-media formats, applying motion capture, Web and interactive gaming techniques to the project.

REMAP
Fosters a new way of looking at the arts and community development by partnering with the university’s Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science.

TFT Theater Lab
Students had the opportunity to collaborate on and perform in new plays by Eve Ensler and Antwone Fisher, which were workshopped in a TFT film stage converted into an experimental black-box space for the purpose.

Management & Producing
A joint year-long certificate program offered online that draws on aspects of TFT and the Anderson School of Management to prep students for careers in management and producing.

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