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The Hollywood Masters Comes to NETFLIX !

Starting on August 1st, three seasons of The Hollywood Masters will be available for streaming on Netflix! “Personal. Provocative. Hollywood’s greatest successes reveal the secrets behind their careers,” teases IMDB. Alfonso Cuaron, David O. Russell, Sherry Lansing, Judd Apatow, John Singleton, William Friedkin, Michael Mann, James L. Brooks, Billy Bob Thornton, Hans Zimmer, Hilary Swank, Sean […]

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That’s a Wrap!

I’ve graduated cum laude from Loyola Marymount University with a major in Film & Television Production and a minor in Theatre Arts. I knew that the School of Film & Television was the college that was scheduled to be the first one to confirm degrees to their graduates, but I had no idea that by […]

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The Hollywood Masters: Season 3

A new season of The Hollywood Masters began last month, moderated again by The Hollywood Reporter’s Stephen Galloway. First to come to LMU was one of my personal favorite actors, Ethan Hawke, followed by producer Gale Anne Hurd of The Walking Dead and Terminator trilogy, Sir Kenneth Branagh, and this week Sean Penn was our […]

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The Hollywood Masters: Season 2

The Hollywood Masters, moderated by The Hollywood Reporter executive features editor Stephen Galloway, returned to LMU this semester for Season 2. Galloway was recently named LMU School of Film and TV’s Cosgrove Family Distinguished Visiting Artist for 2014. Once again, I was part of the production crew and it was awesome. This season our guests […]

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The Hollywood Masters Come to LMU

Being a film student at LMU has afforded me opportunities to experience some truly fascinating film industry events up close. Recently, I’ve had the good fortune not only to attend, but also to be part of the production crew for, The Hollywood Masters — moderated by The Hollywood Reporter executive features editor Stephen Galloway. The Masters consists of 90 […]

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FILM OUTSIDE THE FRAME 2013 at Paramount Pictures

On Saturday I attended my third Film Outside the Frame. My freshman year, the awards were held at Warner Bros and, for the last two years, they have been at Paramount Pictures. Film Outside the Frame is LMU SFTV’s annual student film festival and awards ceremony which honors both current and former students, including distinguished […]

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COURTING CHAOS – Crewing on a Feature Film in Venice Beach

On location in Venice Beach – working on a feature film – not a bad way to spend your summer vacation! For the last few weeks I’ve had the privilege of serving as a PA, and even an extra, on the set of New Zealand writer/director Alan Clay’s Courting Chaos. Over the next few weeks, […]

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Crewing on Mikael Kreuzriegler’s New Film, Ibsen’s HEDDA GABLER

This time the film is Mikael’s modernized version of Hedda Gabler.  First published in 1890, Hedda Gabler is a play by Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen, who also penned Peer Gynt, A Doll’s House, and Ghosts, to name a few.  Ibsen, often referred to as “the father of realism,” is one of the founders of Modernism […]

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LMU’s FILM OUTSIDE THE FRAME 2012 Film Festival & Awards Ceremony at Paramount

Film Outside the Frame is LMU SFTV’s annual student film festival and awards ceremony which honors both current and former students, including distinguished alumni, in all areas of filmmaking. This year’s festivities were held on October 27 in the Paramount Theater on Paramount Pictures’ Studio Lot. As you can see in the photo gallery below, it […]

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SHOOT THAT RAT! Update (“Is That CHOCOLATE I Smell?”)

Now that the teaser trailer is out for Mikael Kreuzriegler’s low-budget independent feature film, Shoot That Rat!, and a more extensive trailer will be available soon, I wanted to publish some additional pictures taken during shoot by Veronica Wood, while I was busy fulfilling my PA responsibilities on the set. As I mentioned in my previous blog […]

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PIE Shoots “BACK TO ME” at LMU: My First Job on a Music Video Set

09/16/2012 — GREAT NEWS, PIE FANS !!! THE “BACK TO ME” MUSIC VIDEO SHOT AT LMU IN JULY (featured in the story below) JUST DROPPED ON VIMEO … HERE IT IS !   PIE, musical artists who describe themselves as “alternative rock infused with latin and blues flavors,” came to LMU to shoot a music video for […]

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My 2 Weeks as a PA on SHOOT THAT RAT!, a feature film by Mikael Kreuzriegler

Finding themselves on a junkyard – of all places! – for their first date, two lonely souls are forced to risk everything to find true intimacy and companionship.  A provocative critique of consumerism, and a crazy love story. — Mikael Kreuzriegler In June, I had privilege to work on Shoot That Rat! — a feature film directed by […]

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The Most Beautiful College Campus

LMU was founded in 1911 and encompasses approximately 150 acres high atop a bluff, providing unbelievable views of everything from Marina del Rey and the Pacific Ocean to the Los Angeles Basin and the Hollywood sign. Every day at LMU is an amazing experience.  There are so many reasons why I’m happy to be here […]

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Oscar Winner David MacMillan Teaches Me About Sound

Last Friday, Academy Award Winning Sound Engineer David MacMillan, conducted a workshop at LMU and I attended. David is one of the most important sound department experts in the world, winning Oscars for his work on The Right Stuff, Apollo 13, and Speed.  He’s batting 1.000, going 3-for-3 at the Academy Awards.  Some of his […]

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Guns and Ammo – Sony Prop Department Style

Last week, my classmates and I had an unusual opportunity (thanks to an SFTV class assignment) to roam all over the Sony Property Department warehouse in Culver City. We’ve all seen the period pieces and the action films, and all those  behind-the-scenes tell-all and ”the making of” featurettes, but when you actually get to rummage through […]

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LMU Monday Movie Series: James Wong

The latest Monday Night Movie Series featured James Wong, LMU Alum and currently writer/producer of American Horror Story on FX. We had the opportunity to watch a new episode of the show and then participate in a Q&A that covered much of his best known feature work.  His film credits include Final Destination, Final Destination 3 and The One, […]

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LMU’s FILM OUTSIDE THE FRAME 2011 Film Festival & Awards Ceremony at Warner Bros

Film Outside the Frame is LMU SFTV’s annual student film festival and awards ceremony which honors both current and former students, including distinguished alumni, in all areas of filmmaking.  This year’s festivities were held in the Steven J. Ross Theater on Warner Bros. Studio Lot. As you can see in the photo gallery below, it was […]

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LMU Monday Movie Series: ABDUCTION with John Singleton

One of the many reasons that I love LMU|SFTV is the Monday Movie Series where movies are screened in Mayer Theater here on campus.  Every Monday, we have the chance to watch a feature film, followed by a Q&A with the director, writer, producer or other key principals. Tonight we saw Abduction and had a […]

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