Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has tapped Tom Sherak as the city’s so-called film czar, earning a salary of $1 per year. Sherak is the high-profile figure that Garcetti promised he would appoint to…
Los Angeles Film School
New York University's Tisch School of the Arts is famed for its MBA/MFA program, which has churned out several Oscar winners. Ang Lee, Spike Lee and Martin Scorsese are all alums.
Three months after a high-profile Kickstarter campaign funded Zach Braff’s “Wish I Was Here,” the indie drama’s shoot has been among the most active productions in Los Angeles. “The dailies look…
An inspiring if highly partisan look at grassroots community action within the public education system.
The 40th annual Student Academy Awards honored 16 students from various universities on June 8, with USC and the U. of Texas, Austin among top winners. Former Student Academy Award winner (1978) and…
Kendall's eye for untold stories, as well as his instinct for catching evocatively framed images on the fly, mark him as a name to watch.
"Students want to come out here," Ithaca in L.A. program director Stephen Tropiano says, "but it was difficult managing that as an East Coast school." Having a presence in L.A. makes the jump less…
In the current job market, it's tougher than ever for graduates to start their careers.
A primer on 40 of the nation's leading film, music and emerging media programs
Film education is still relatively new in the Middle East, where previous generations had to travel to the U.S. for their schooling (such as Jordan-born AFI graduate Amin Matalqa, who directed his…
In film, the noble profession of university teaching is frequently lampooned as a place where once-promising careers go to wither and die. As Woody Allen quips in "Annie Hall" (and Jack Black repeats…