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					David Koepp
                      The STudenTS of The uCLA
                       SChooL of TheATer, FiLm
                        and TeLeviSion preSenT
                                                                DUSTIN LANCE BLACK ’96


 uCLA FeSTivAL 2009:
                                                                Distinguished Achievement in Screenwriting Award




new CreATive work
                                                                BRUCE COHEN and DAN JINKS
 AN EIGHT-DAY CELEBRATION OF THE LATEST WORK BY UCLA STUDENTS   UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television and Producers
                                                                Guild of America Vision Award




                                                                GINA PRINCE-BYTHEWOOD ’91
                                                                Filmmaker of the Year




                                                                DAVID SILVERMAN ’79, MFA ’83
                                                                Outstanding Contribution to Animation




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                                                                HONOREES



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                                           From The ChAir oF
                                           The FeSTivAL 2009 CommiTTee
                                           Tom denove
                                           Film differs from most art forms in that nearly everybody watches films. We
                                           talk about them casually, criticize them and recommend them to family and
                                           friends. We all like films.
                                              Sometimes, though, we forget to love films; we forget that they can be
                                           more than just entertainment. We forget that they can move us, touch us,
                                           even change us. But it’s not all our fault: Looking at the latest lineup of
                                           predictable sequels, and the cynical attempts at making a buck off of the
                                           latest trends, we realize that sometimes those of us who make films, forget
                                           how to truly love them.
                                              Not these kids.
                                              What force but love could drive an overworked, debt-ridden student to
                                           funnel all of his or her remaining energy, time, and personal resources into
                                           the completion of a 10-minute story? What else but passion in its purest
                                           form would compel someone to put such a project above all else, to push
                                           friendships to their limits in order to get a crew together, to seek out every
                                           available nickel from every conceivable source in order to pay for that last
                                           foot of film, an extra lens or a sandwich for a starving gaffer on a 12-hour
                                           shoot? If that ain’t love, I don’t know what is.
                                              Our students love their films, and so do I. I know you will too.


                                           Sincerely,

                                           Tom Denove
                                           Vice Chair/Head of Production
                                           UCLA Department of Film, Television and Digital Media
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                                  From The deAn oF The SChooL oF
                                  TheATer, FiLm And TeLeviSion
                                  roBerT roSen
                                  With great pride I welcome you to FESTIVAL 2009, a weeklong celebration
                                  of film, video, animation, producing, screenwriting and theater. This year’s
                                  rite of passage has special significance for me personally, because this
                                  academic year is my final one as Dean. For me, FESTIVAL has always
                                  encapsulated the vitality and distinctive character of this institution,
                                  TFT is unique in its ability to mix, match and intertwine the educational
                                  achievements of its varied departments and programs, while at the same
                                  time fostering creative growth, experimentation and ensuring artistic
                                  freedom. As TFT continues to grow and adapt, we are indebted to the
                                  generous support of our many donors, volunteers and sponsors; to the
                                  School’s Executive Board, Dean’s Advisory Board and Alumni Council;
                                  and to a supportive University administration. More than ever this year I
                                  appreciate the fact that FESTIVAL allows us to come together as an artistic
                                  community to witness the emergence of the next generation of gifted artists.
                                  We are honored to present their work, and we hope you will enjoy it as
                                  much as we have.


                                  Robert Rosen
                                  Dean, UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television




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                                                                         mASTer oF Fine ArTS
                                                                        ACTinG CLASS oF 2009
                                           The UCLA Graduate Acting program is a comprehensive three-year course
                                           of study leading to a Master of Fine Arts Degree. The program is taught by
                                           permanent and adjunct faculty, as well as professional actors and directors.
                                             The program is rigorous, intensive and demanding. Consistent progress and
                                           achievement are required of our students, whose principle aim is to become
                                           professional actors. The goal of the program is to explore their use of self,
                                           their imagination, body and voice and to develop their skills in reading and
                                           responding to text — which is why both text analysis and theater history are
                                           required components of the training. The overall design is based on how the
                                           actor acquires a process, or a way of working. The essential spirit of the UCLA
                                           Graduate Acting program is based on eclecticism, various points of view and
                                           multiplicity of experience.
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                                                                                                                JoShuA Green                                        keLLY henTon
                                                                                                                joshgreenbiz54@yahoo.com                            roxwellz@yahoo.com

                                                                                                                Joshua Green received his BS and MA in              Kelly Henton is a St. Louis, Missouri
                                                                                                                Mass Communication from Miami University            native. He has also spent some time in New
                                                                                                                of Ohio and MFA in Acting from UCLA. He             Orleans as a student and actor. Kelly is proud
                                                                                                                also had the opportunity to study Shakespeare       to receive his MFA in Acting from UCLA.
                                                                                                                abroad at the British-American Drama                He would like to thank GOD, JESSIE, MEL,
                                                                                                                Academy in Oxford last summer. Prior to             ANTHONY, UCLA, TFT, KATHY, BEA, and his
                                                                                                                his work at UCLA, he is a four-time national        FAMILY for their blessings and support.
                                                                                                                champion in college speech and debate.
                                                                                                                A native of Chicago, Joshua’s professional
                                                                                                                resume is burgeoning and versatile. He has
                                                                                                                worked as a casting intern for the Court            AmY n. hoLLenBerG
                                                                                                                Theater, modeled, played various roles              amynicole24@hotmail.com
                                                                                                                through motion-capture in Midway Games’
                                                                                                                Area 51 and will be seen in The History             Amy N. Hollenberg received her BA in theatre
                                                                                                                Channel’s upcoming documentary Sex in               and biology at Missouri Southern State
Standing: Christan Copeland, Brian Ruppenkamp, Joshua Green, Paolo Reginaldo, and Toni Smith                    the Ancient World: Pompeii.                         University and MFA in Acting at UCLA. She
Middle seats: Amy N. Hollenberg, Trisha Beharie, David Hardie, Eliezer Ortiz, Robyn Nolting, and Kelly Henton                                                       received two full scholarships to study theatre,
Floor: J. Steadman                                                                                                                                                  one in dramaturgy and critical analysis of
                                                                                                                                                                    Shakespeare plus theatre of the absurd at
                                                                                                                dAvid hArdie                                        Cambridge University, England, the second
TriShA BehArie                                          ChriSTAn CopeLAnd                                       xthump295@hotmail.com                               studying acting at the British American Drama
behwr@aol.com                                           KillerQueen84@aol.com                                                                                       Academy at Oxford University, England. She
                                                                                                                David Hardie was born in Fort Worth,                has also studied acting for the camera with
Trisha Beharie has received her MFA in                  Christan Copeland was born in Bronx, New                Texas. When he was in the eighth grade,             Sir Anthony Hopkins. Amy trains in Muay
Acting from UCLA and a BA in Theater Arts               York, and received her BA at Hamilton College           his drama teacher told him, “This is what           Thai, Jeet Kune Do, improv, dialects, art and
from Rollins College. She has appeared in               and her MFA at UCLA. She has won the                    you should do. This is your thing.” David has       dance. She has been seen in such roles as
national commercials for McDonald’s and                 Jack Nicholson, Gil Cates and Ian McKellen              tried to live his life accordingly ever since. He   Mrs. Martin in The Bald Soprano at the Geffen
K-Swiss tennis shoes and has toured the                 scholarships in graduate acting. Christan is            received his BA in Theater Arts from Rollins        Playhouse, May in Fool for Love, Thyona in
festival circuit with the independent film Cool         currently working on an independent film                College in Orlando, Florida. He completed a         Big Love and Renzo, the male lead, in The
Jerks. Trisha has also performed at the Geffen          directed by Sir Anthony Hopkins.                        year long acting and teaching internship with       Green Bird. She has performed in various
Playhouse in 365 Days/365 Plays, by Suzan-                                                                      the Orlando Shakespeare Theater. Later, while       radio commercials throughout the mid-west,
Lori Parks, and has worked with McCarter                                                                        on tour in Romeo and Juliet, chance would           including Quiznos and Blockbuster.
Theater in Princeton, New Jersey. She is a                                                                      have it that David was working opposite a girl
member of Theta Alpha Phi (Theater Honors                                                                       with whom he had done community service
Society) and a recipient of the Streisand/                                                                      (a.k.a. Teen Drama) in high school. She said
Sony Fellowship, the Steve Lawrence and                                                                         he should think about grad school. So he did.
Edyie Gorme Scholarship, the Zora Neal                                                                          And then he went. Today David is a graduate
Hurston Award and the Algernon Sydney                                                                           of the UCLA School of Theater Television and
Sullivan Award. Trisha is excited to pursue                                                                     Film MFA Acting program. David is presently
her career in film, television and theater.                                                                     acting in a show at the Powerhouse Theater,
                                                                                                                working on a film with Anthony Hopkins and




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                                                                                                                wondering what is next.




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         roBYn noLTinG                                    eLieZer orTiZ                                    pAoLo reGinALdo                                  Toni SmiTh
         RobynNolting@aol.com                             sireliezer@hotmail.com                           paoloreginaldo@yahoo.com                         la_bellemerci@yahoo.com

         Robyn Nolting is a recent graduate of UCLA’s     Eliezer Ortiz received his BA in Theater from    Born to an Italian father and Chilean mother,    Toni Smith received her BFA in Musical Theatre
         MFA Acting program. She has been a member        the University of Puerto Rico and a MFA          Paolo Reginaldo is originally from Naples,       from New York University’s Tisch School
         of SAG since 2000 and became a member            in Acting from UCLA. He also trained with        Italy. At the age of 15, he arrived in the       of the Arts (Studio CAP21) and her MFA
         of the Actors’ Equity Association in 2005. She   the Moscow Art Theater School at Harvard         US where he began going to school and            in Acting from UCLA. She has performed
         is originally from New Orleans, Louisiana,       University and BADA at Oxford University.        learning English. In 1991, his family moved      on-stage across the country. Favorite roles
         and worked there as an actor with the likes      His most important theater credits include       to San Antonio, Texas, where he discovered       include The Last Five Years (Cathy), Batboy
         of Christopher Reeve. She has also worked        The Angel Project at Lincoln Center, under       a passion for the theater and acting. Eight      the Musical (B. Iden Payne Nomination for
         professionally in Los Angeles for a number       the direction of Deborah Warner, The Gas         years later, he was accepted to the BFA Acting   role of Meredith Parker), Aida (Nehebka/
         of years. Recently, she starred as Hermia in     Heart and Act Without Words II at the Geffen     program at Otterbein College in Columbus.        u/s Amneris), The Secret Garden (Rose),
         UCLA’s MFA production of A Midsummer             Playhouse, The Air Over Omaha and The Will       In 2003, he moved to Los Angeles to work as      Electra (Electra), A Midsummer Night’s Dream
         Night’s Dream, led by Broadway director Joel     of the World’s Way at Highways Performance       an intern for Mali Finn Casting. While there,    (Helena), Pippin (Catherine), Hello Again (The
         Bishof. Robyn loves to perform both onstage      Space as part of the Suzan-Lori Parks’ 365       he began to fully understand the entertainment   Young Wife), The Andrew Sister’s Hollywood
         and in front of the camera and is a lover of     Days/365 Plays. Other theater credits include    industry. He is fluent in English, Italian,      Canteen (Helen Tremaine), and as Shelly in a
         classic films and award-winning plays. She       A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream, The Last Days       Spanish and most Portuguese. He recently         workshop production of the new rock musical
         lives in Los Angeles and has a lead role in an   of Judas Iscariot, The Green Bird, Krapp’s       completed his MFA in Acting at UCLA.             Passin’ Thru. Toni also models, having worked
         upcoming short directed by and starring Sir      Last Tape, Greenly High and Electra. He has      Following his performance in the UCLA Acting     on the New York runways and commercial
         Anthony Hopkins.                                 appeared in several films like 2042, Debbie      Showcase at the Geffen Playhouse he gained       print jobs with various clients throughout the
                                                          and Desdi, Kwame, Level 7, Wardog, Morbid        representation to help launch his professional   country. She can also be heard in various
                                                          a Love Story, The Box and Circumstances.         acting career.                                   radio commercials playing throughout the
                                                          He won the Best Actor Award in the LA 48                                                          Midwest, and is working currently in the film/
                                                          Hours Film Project Festival for the film 2042.                                                    TV industry on various projects, all the while,
                                                          He has been honored with the National                                                             grabbing as many opportunities on-stage as
                                                          Hispanic Foundation for the Arts and with        BriAn ruppenkAmp                                 possible.
                                                          the UCLA Jack Okie “It’s All in Fun Award”       bruppenkamp@yahoo.com
                                                          for Excellence in Acting. This year Eliezer      www.lacasting.com/brianruppenkamp
                                                          celebrates 20 years on stage..
                                                                                                           A native of Morgantown, West Virginia, Brian     J. STeAdmAn
                                                                                                           graduates this year from UCLA with his MFA       jthedotsteadman@gmail.com
                                                                                                           in Acting. A few of his UCLA credits include
                                                                                                           The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, Some Girl(s),   J. Steadman received his BA in Acting from
                                                                                                           Big Love, Electra and A Midsummer Night’s        Western Michigan University and MFA in
                                                                                                           Dream. He received his BFA in Theatre from       Acting from UCLA. He made his professional
                                                                                                           West Virginia University and, before moving      theater stage debut at the Geffen Playhouse
                                                                                                           to Los Angeles, was seen in Hamlet and           in Suzan-Lori Parks’ 365 Days/365 Plays.
                                                                                                           Twelfth Night at Georgia Shakespeare in          Dedicated to world theatre, he is a ranked
                                                                                                           Atlanta. Professionally Brian was seen in The    novice in the Kanze school of Noh, and has
                                                                                                           School for Scandal at Will Geer’s Theatricum     trained extensively with the SITI company. He
                                                                                                           Botanicum and in The Gas Heart at The            has appeared on film opposite Army Wives’
                                                                                                           Geffen Playhouse. Brian has also appeared        Sally Pressman in The Dread. He is also
                                                                                                           in such films as Weak Species, Level 7 and       trained in upright and electric bass, guitar and
                                                                                                           Turn Me on Dead Man. In addition to acting,      drums.
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                                                                                                           Brian is also a drummer, guitarist, singer and
                                                                                                           songwriter.




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uCLA AnimATion workShop preSenTS:                                                                                                        ouTSTAndinG
                                                                                                                                         ConTriBuTion To
   FeSTivAL oF AnimATion prom 2009
                                                                                                                                         AnimATion
  SATurdAY, June 6, 5:30 p.m. And 8:45 p.m.                                                                                              dAvid SiLvermAn
JAmeS BridGeS TheATer, meLniTZ hALL, uCLA
                                                                                                                                         Born on Long Island, New York, and
                                                                                                                                         raised in Silver Spring, Maryland, david
       Outstanding Contribution to Animation: David Silverman ’79, MFA ’83                                                               Silverman ’79, mFA ’83 began drawing
                                                                                                                                         at age four, and he’s never found a good
                                                                                                                                         reason to stop. Winning several student
                                          For more than 60 years, the UCLA                                                               fellowships during his academic career
                                          Animation Workshop has promoted                                                                helped him to focus on developing his
                                                                                                                                         abilities. Silverman first went to the University
                                          its “one person, one film” philosophy,                                                         of Maryland, where he made the animated
                                          allowing animators of all types to                                                             film Surreal Estate as an independent study
                                          realize their concepts independently.                                                          project sponsored by Professor Gene Weiss,
                                                                                                                                         who urged the young artist to “go west” —
                                          The Workshop does not promote
                                                                                                                                         and recommended UCLA.
                                          a particular medium (be it pencils,          Silverman transferred to UCLA in 1977, and began studies with Professor Dan McLaughlin.
                                          clay, or Maya), but offers courses in    Up to this point, all of Silverman’s films had been clay animation. But once he saw his drawings
                                          all aspects of the production of an      move, David put the clay away. When he wasn’t horsing around with the tuba in the Bruin
                                                                                   marching band, he managed to finish two films at UCLA, The Strange Case of Mr. Donnybrook’s
animated film. The Walter Lantz Digital Animation Studio serves as the analog-     Boredom and Mariner Man.
and-digital research and production facility for thesis students.                      After receiving his MFA from UCLA in 1983, Silverman freelanced in illustration and
   Recent graduates have been nominated for numerous Oscar and Annie               animation. In 1985, he was an animator on the live-action film One Crazy Summer. This led to a
                                                                                   job animating on The Tracey Ullman Show, where The Simpsons got their start in 1987 as short
awards, the latter conferred by the International Animated Film Society (ASIFA).   “blackout” segments. Animating on all 48 of those shorts led him to directing many of the early
In 2007, Gil kenan ’02 was nominated for the Best Animated Feature Oscar           episodes when The Simpsons became a series. David became supervising animation director as
for his directorial debut Monster House, and The Simpsons Movie, directed by       well as a producer on the show. To date, he has directed 22 episodes of The Simpsons, winning
                                                                                   four Emmys along the way.
this year’s Festival honoree, david Silverman ’79, mFA ’83, collected
                                                                                       In the midst of his success with The Simpsons, Silverman was wooed away first by
seven Annie nominations. Current students have also been honored: Joaquin          DreamWorks, to co-direct The Road to El Dorado, and then by Pixar, to co-direct Monsters,
Baldwin was nominated for an Annie this year for Sebastian’s Voodoo,               Inc. He did writing and storyboard work on Blue Sky’s Ice Age and Robots before returning to
and emud mokhberi was a member of the team that directed the Oscar-                The Simpsons at the end of 2003, when he was chosen to direct the much-anticipated feature
                                                                                   film, The Simpsons Movie, released in 2007. Presently, David has a number of projects in
nominated romp Oktapodi.                                                           development, including a live-action feature.
   A landmark event for 2009 will be the release of 9, an expanded feature
adaptation of the Oscar-nominated Animation Workshop thesis film by
Shane Acker ’98, mFA ’04. Produced by directors Tim Burton and Timur
Bekmambetov (Wanted), 9 will be released by Universal’s Focus features on
(no surprise) 9/9/09.




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                                                                7Th AnnuAL
                                                      deSiGn ShowCASe weST
                                               SATurdAY, June 6, 2 p.m.
                               Freud pLAYhouSe, mACGowAn hALL, uCLA
                                                The 7th annual design Showcase West will take place
                                                June 6 in the Freud Playhouse at UCLA. The only national
                                                entertainment design exhibit on the west coast, the Showcase
                                                features the design work of students graduating from the
                                                nation’s top university design programs, including UCLA,
                                                USC, Cal Arts, Carnegie Mellon, Yale, UT Austin and North
                                                Carolina School of the Arts. This year’s Showcase includes
                                                more than 50 students exhibiting their work in costume,
                                                scenic, set, sound and lighting design.                        keYnoTe SpeAker
                                                   Design Showcase West is attended by entertainment
                                                                                                               roY ChriSTopher
         producers, directors and A-list designers who have an eye toward hiring new talent. Members of
         the public are welcome to attend the open session on Saturday afternoon from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.          Roy Christopher is probably best known for his work on television, for
         Admission is free, and pay by space parking is available in Lot #3. For more information, call        which he has received ten Emmy Awards, 37 Emmy nominations and
                                                                                                               eight Art Directors’ Guild Awards, including the Lifetime Achievement
         (310) 825-2261 or visit www.designshowcasewest.com.                                                   Award. He has recently been included in the Academy of Television
                                                                                                               Arts and Sciences Archive Series as one of the most influential people
         This event is co-hosted by…                                                                           in TV history. In May 2007, Christopher was awarded an Honorary
                                                                                                               Doctorate of Fine Arts from his Alma Mater, California State University
                                                                                                               Fresno where he and his wife Dorothy have established the Roy and
                                                                                                               Dorothy Christopher Theatre Arts Scholarship fund. Theater awards
                                                                                                               include three Garland Awards, an Ovation Award and a Los Angeles
                                                                                                               Drama Critics Circle Award.
                                                                                                                  Christopher has designed an unprecedented 18 Academy Award
                                                                                                               productions. His Oscar designs now reside in the Margaret Herrick
                                                                                                               Library of the Center for Motion Picture Study in Beverly Hills. He also
                                                                                                               has designed seven Tony Award and nine Emmy Award broadcasts, as
                                                                                                               well as TV specials for Carol Burnett, Mikhail Baryshnikov and Richard
                                                                                                               Pryor and the AFI tribute to Barbra Streisand. His work has been seen
                                                                                                               on CBS at 75, The Twenty-Fifth Anniversary of the Kennedy Center and
                                                                                                               An American Celebration at Ford’s Theatre.
                                                                                                                  Christopher has created the sets for such series as Frasier as well
                                                                                                               as Murphy Brown, Wings and Becker. Dramatic productions for
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                                                                                                               television include Our Town, The Member of the Wedding, Mister
                                                                                                               Rogers, All the Way Home, The Last of Mrs. Lincoln and Collected




         deSiGnerS
                                                                                                               Stories, which was produced and directed by the founding dean of
                                                                                                               the School, Gilbert Cates.


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Corwin evAnS                                                                                      JeSSiCA mAuriCio
corwinevans@gmail.com                                                                             magicaljess215@yahoo.com
(303) 916-7240
                                                                                                  Jessica Mauricio received her BFA in fashion
Corwin Evans enjoys working in every            JuLieTTe LunGer                                   design from Otis College of Art and Design       kerrY miLLer
aspect of live theatre. Originally from a       juliettelunger@ucla.edu                           and her MFA in Costume Design from UCLA.         klmiller82@gmail.com
series of tiny mountain towns in Colorado,      www.juliettelunger.com                            A former member of the Costume Society of        www.kmillercostumes.com
his work at Western State College (BA ‘06)                                                        America, she has been a research assistant for
and surrounding environs included acting,       Juliette Lunger received her BA from California   Deborah Nadoolman Landis. She has worked         Kerry Miller received a BS in Costume
directing (stage and video), producing          State University, Fullerton in Theatre and her    on numerous stage plays and films including      Design and Technology from the University of
(live and radio theatre), writing and design    MFA in Costume Design at UCLA. At CSUF,           a couple of features. She was awarded the        Wisconsin, La Crosse and an MFA in Costume
utilizing sound, show graphics and lighting.    she apprenticed under Abel Zeballos for           Florence Theil Herrscher Award in Theater Arts   Design from UCLA. Among various projects,
His production work in radio imaging earned     almost three years and credits most of her        and is currently a costume technician at the     she has designed three shows for UCLA; The
two awards from the Colorado Broadcasters       undergrad training to him. John Reid, who         UCLA Costume Shop.                               Greeks: The Trojan Women, Book of Days and
Association in 2004. Since moving to LA in      has been a major influence in her education,                                                       Mukashi Mukashi, a children’s show that was
2006, Corwin has had many adventures,           mentored Lunger for more than six years. She                                                       performed at the Geffen Playhouse and toured
not least earning an MFA in Sound Design        has a background in hair and make up for                                                           local elementary schools. She is a member
from UCLA. Corwin has happily worked with       fashion, theater and film, which has been very                                                     of Alpha Psi Omega and was awarded the
Cabrillo Music Theatre, Ark Theatre Company,    useful at UCLA. As a costume designer, Lunger                                                      Fred Hayman Fellowship in Costume Design.
Theatre Unleashed, the Los Angeles Theatre      has designed for commercial, film, theater                                                         She has worked for the Los Angeles Opera
Ensemble and a variety of small projects. His   and dance productions. She has collaborated                                                        Costume Shop, is currently employed in
work has been heard at the Geffen Playhouse,    with student filmmakers at USC, Chapman,                                                           the UCLA Costume Shop and Louise Green
the Los Angeles Theatre Center and the          AFI and UCLA. Lunger has also worked                                                               Millinery and is looking forward to pursuing
Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. Some          with director Joel Bishoff, best known for his                                                     a career |in costume and costume craft
of his favorite works include sound design      Off-Broadway musical, I Love you, You’re                                                           construction.
for The Mystery of Irma Vep, The Heretic        Perfect, Now Change. She is an ArtsBridge
Mysteries and Portrait of the Architect in      scholar and has worked with the UCLA Arts
Ruins as well as original music for Macbeth     Camp/Workshops. She has been awarded
(with Osma Dossani) and Quixotic. His life      the Carol Schickel Memorial Fellowship in
goals are to create one beautiful work in       Theatrical Design, the Florence Theil Herrscher
every medium and to leave this world with       Award in Theater Arts, and the Army Archerd




                                                                                                                                                                                                  Designers
more curiosities, magic and fun than when he    Fellowship in Theater, Film and Television at
entered.                                        UCLA. Lunger is currently a finalist for the
                                                much coveted costume design internship for
                                                the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences,
                                                which is awarded to one student per year.


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            dAYnA d. morGAn                                  phiLip STorrS                                     “June” SirinThorn SuepunpuCk
            www.daynadmorgan.com                             philstorrs@gmail.com                              suepunpuck@gmail.com
                                                             818.288.0897
            Dayna Morgan received her BA in Dance,                                                             “June” Sirinthorn Suepunpuck graduated
            cum laude, from Texas Woman’s University,        Philip Storrs has received his BA in              from the University of Virginia with a BA in
            where she graduated a designated Honors          Communications from Bethel University, St.        Psychology and a minor in Studio Art. June’s
            Scholar. She completed her MFA in Design         Paul, MN, and his MFA in Scenic Design from       passion for both the human psyche and art
            for Theater and Entertainment Media at           UCLA. He comes from a technical background        led her to UCLA, where she earned an MFA
            UCLA, where she lit various productions          which he acquired working many years              in Costume Design for Theater, Film, and
            ranging from minimally supported projects        across multiple shops in Hollywood. Storrs has    Television. Over the years she has costumed
            to small budget black box performances to        technical acuity and an affinity for teaching.    numerous theatrical productions; however,
            fully supported proscenium productions. In       These helped him land a job at UCLA               her true passion is in film. While at UCLA
            2008, she won the Kennedy Center American        immediately after he completed his degree.        June has costume designed for more than 10
            College Theater Festival (Region 8) Honorable    He is most passionate about progress and the      films, which include projects for The British
            Mention for Lighting Design for her work on      future of design in entertainment. Storrs wants   Broadcasting Company, MTV, and also a
            House Full of Letters. The production traveled   to continue teaching, pursue excellence, raise    soon-to-be released feature film, Possessions,
            to Washington, DC, where it performed at         a family, seek understanding but most of all      starring Autumn Reeser. She has also assistant
            the Kennedy Center as the recipient of the       keep learning.                                    designed for a wide range of productions
            National Student Playwriting Award. Most                                                           including commercials, music videos, and
            recently she designed the lights for UCLA                                                          even the VH1 reality television show Celebrity
            Opera’s Le nozze di Figaro directed by Peter                                                       Fit Club. The latest film June designed was a
            Kazaras in Schoenberg Hall. In April 2009,                                                         19th century piece called The Hunting of the
            Dayna assisted Brian Gale on his design                                                            Snark, which showcases her skills with period
            for LA Opera’s production of Die Walküre,                                                          and fantasy costuming, costume construction,
            directed by Achim Freyer. Her most recent                                                          and even special effects (green screen and
            work has been with Tom Ruzika on his design                                                        animation).
            for Creature from the Black Lagoon: The
            Musical, soon to premiere at Universal Studios
            Hollywood Theme Park’s Castle Theater.
            Dayna also contributes regularly as a lighting
            consultant to two emerging professional dance
Designers




            companies, Muscle Memory Dance Theater
            (M2DT) and MamLuftCo.




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                                 direCTorS SpoTLiGhT
                            ThurSdAY June 11, 7:30 p.m.
mAnn Bruin TheATre, 950 BroxTon Ave, weSTwood
                  Filmmaker of the Year Recipient: Gina Prince-Bythewood ’91

           Host: Barbara Boyle, Department Chair, UCLA Department of Film,
                                              Television and Digital Media

The Director’s Spotlight was created to provide an opportunity for student
filmmakers to present their work to the entertainment industry. Since its inception
more than a decade ago, Spotlight has helped launch the careers of numerous
gifted filmmakers. The films you will see have been chosen by a series of
panels consisting of students and industry professionals. We encourage you            Back Row: Charles Burnett, Tom Richmond, Micheal Miner
                                                                                      Second Row: Erik Feig, Todd Hoffman, Michael London, Jim Jacks
to discover the new talent featured at the other screenings and events taking         Third Row: Alexander Payne, David Gale, Shelby Stone, John Nein
place during Festival 2009 June 5–13. You won’t be disappointed.                      Front Row: Catherine Hardwicke, faculty member Nancy Richardson, Jan Oxenberg, FTVDM Chair Barbara Boyle


                                                            Spotlight Winners         Blue Ribbon Panel of Judges
                                           KIDNAP (4:00) Directed by Sijia Luo        *CHARLES BURNETT Director (Killer of Sheep, To Sleep With Anger)
                                 SHOEGAZER (18:10) Directed by Amy Adrion             ERIK FEIG President, Production & Acquisitions, Summit Entertainment
                        IDA Y VUELTA (11:00) Directed by David Martín-Porras          DAVID GALE Executive Vice President, New Media, MTV
           TO WANDER IN PANDEMONIUM (23:00) Directed by Edward Kim                    *CATHERINE HARDWICKE Director (Thirteen, Twilight)
                                   SOLEIL (13:35) Directed by Jessica McMunn          TODD HOFFMAN Agent, International Creative Management
                                    SIDEKICK (10:04) Directed by Puja Maewal          JIM JACKS Principal, Frelaine Productions
                            SHADES OF GRAY (20:00) Directed by Sharon Hill            MICHAEL LONDON Producer (Milk, The Visitor)
                       SUBBING 4 JULIA (20:40) Directed by Nathan Chitayat            *MICHAEL MINER Writer/Director (RoboCop, Deadly Weapon)
                  SEBASTIAN’S VOODOO (4:07) Directed by Joaquin Baldwin               *JOHN NEIN Programmer, Sundance Film Festival
                                                                                      JAN OXENBERG Producer, Cold Case
                                                                                      *ALEXANDER PAYNE Writer/Director (About Schmidt, Sideways)




                                                                                                                                                                                                 Actors
                                                                                      *TOM RICHMOND Cinematographer (Palindromes,



direCTorS
                                                                                      Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist)
                                                                                      SHELBY STONE Shelby Stone Productions (Lackawanna Blue, Life Support)
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                                                                                      *Alumnus
                                           FiLmmAker oF The YeAr
                                           GinA prinCe-BYThewood
                                           Gina prince-Bythewood ’91 wrote and directed the widely acclaimed feature film Love &
                                           Basketball, which premiered at the 2000 Sundance Film Festival. She won an Independent Spirit
                                           Award for Best First Screenplay and a Humanitas Prize for her work on the film, and followed
                                           that success with the HBO film Disappearing Acts.
                                              This past year saw the release of Prince-Bythewood’s celebrated adaptation, as writer and
                                           director, of the best-selling novel, The Secret Life of Bees. The all-star cast included Dakota
                                           Fanning, Queen Latifah, Paul Bettany, Jennifer Hudson, Sophie Okonedo and Alicia Keys.
                                              Prince-Bythewood obtained her first feature film producer credit in 2003 on Biker Boyz, a
                                           DreamWorks film which was co-written and directed by her husband, Reggie Rock Bythewood.
                                              Prince-Bythewood studied at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, where she
                                           received the Gene Reynolds Scholarship for Directing and the Ray Stark Memorial Scholarship
                                           for Outstanding Undergraduate. Upon graduation, she was hired as a writer on the television
                                           series A Different World and continued to write and produce for network television on series
                                           such as Felicity, South Central and Sweet Justice, before making her transition to directing.
                                              Her television directorial debut was the CBS Schoolbreak Special What About Your Friends,
                                           which won Prince-Bythewood an NACCP Image Award for Best Children’s Special and two
                                           Emmy nominations for writing and directing. She has also directed episodes of the hit television
                                           comedies Everybody Hates Chris and Girlfriends.
                                              Prince-Bythewood currently resides in Southern California with her husband Reggie and their
                                           sons, Cassius and Toussaint.

                                           past honorees
                                           2008    DANIEL ATTIAS MFA ’83
                                           2007    JONATHAN DAYTON ’80 and VALERIE FARIS ’80
                                           2006    PAUL SCHRADER ’70
                                           2005    BRAD SILBERLING ’87
                                           2004    GORE VERBINSKI ’87
                                           2004    CATHERINE HARDWICKE ’84
                                           2003    PATRICIA CARDOSO ’94
                                           2002    TODD HOLLAND ’83
                                           2001    PENELOPE SPHEERIS ’73
                                           2000    ALEXANDER PAYNE ’90
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AmY Adrion                                   JoAQuin BALdwin                               nAThAn ChiTAYAT                                      ShAron hiLL
amyadrion@yahoo.com                          joaquin@pixelnitrate.com                      nathan1@ucla.edu                                     slhill@ucla.edu
(323) 841-6521                               (818) 380-0085                                (310) 866-6635                                       (310) 903-0502

SHOEGAZER (18:10)                            SEBASTIAN’S VOODOO (4:07)                     SUBBING 4 JULIA (20:40)                              SHADES OF GRAY (20:00)
What happens when a bartender on a mission   A voodoo doll must find the courage to save   On his first day as substitute teacher for a first   It’s the gray areas that always leave us
to find her cheating boyfriend gets stuck    his friends from being pinned to death.       grade class, Geoff Hawley has a run in with          confused.
driving a drunk high-schooler home? Trans                                                  a part of his past that causes his whole life to
Am, emergency room, strip club, showdown,                                                  unravel.
vomit, sunrise. Yeah.




                                                                                                                                                edwArd kim
                                                                                                                                                edwardk82@gmail.com
                                                                                                                                                (310) 800-8455)

                                                                                                                                                TO WANDER IN PANDEMONIUM (23: 00)
                                                                                                                                                When a young man’s plot to steal a shipment
                                                                                                                                                of cocaine from his family goes awry, he
                                                                                                                                                makes a run for it, all the while taking his 7
                                                                                                                                                year old daughter along for the ride in a day
                                                                                                                                                in hell.




                                                                                                                                                                                                 Directors
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            SiJiA Luo                                       puJA mAewAL                                           dAvid mArTin-porrAS                             JeSSiCA mCmunn
            rose_joy_rose@hotmail.com                       puja.maewal@gmail.com                                 davidmporras@gmail.com                          jessica_mcmunn@yahoo.com
                                                            (213) 327-9634
            KIDNAP (4:00)                                                                                         IDA Y VUELTA (11:00)                            SOLEIL (13:35)
            I’m late to school because I got kidnapped in   SIDEKICK (10:04)                                      The customs of an American airport places a     A teenage girl flees to Guatemala in search
            the morning!                                    A little girl’s favorite superhero comes to life in   mother and her son in a revealing situation     of her past.
                                                            the form of a disgruntled, petty burglar.             when his luggage is inspected. Forced to deal
                                                                                                                  with their past, they come to a point where
                                                                                                                  lying to each other is no longer an option.
Directors




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                                                              mASTer oF Fine ArTS
                                                          direCTinG CLASS oF 2009
                                  The UCLA Theater Directing program encourages and develops directors who
                                  want to do unconventional and provocative work. The program is taught by
                                  directors with wide-ranging professional experience. The first year includes the
                                  study of acting and design, scene directing, directing a published one-act play,
                                  and working with acting and design students on the creation of original theater
                                  pieces. The second year includes collaborating with graduate playwriting
                                  students, directing a staged reading of an original full-length play in the New
                                  Play Festival and directing a full-length play by a major playwright. In the third
                                  year, students direct a thesis production of their choice. Directing students also
                                  complete professional internships at theaters such as the Geffen Playhouse,
                                  the Mark Taper Forum, the Old Globe, the Hartford Stage Company and the
                                  Guthrie Theater.




             direCTinG



                                                                                                                       Actors
           for the Stage
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                                                                                  Brendon Fox                                                                                           pATriCk kenneLLY
                                                                                  www.foxdirector.com                                                                                   pjknoyes@gmail.com
                                                                                                                                                                                        www.myspace.com/patrickkennelly
                                                                                   Brendon Fox is a consultant and former
                                                                                   associate producer for LA Theatre                                                                     Patrick Kennelly’s direction, design,
                                                                                   Works, directing and producing many                                                                   performance and curation in the
                                                                                   acclaimed radio plays for NPR as well                                                                 realms of theater, film, installation and
                                                                                   as numerous national tours with Ed                                                                    performance and visual art has been
                                                                                   Asner, John Heard, Hector Elizondo                                                                    presented in Los Angeles at a variety of
                                                                                   and others. He has also worked on                                                                     venues. His theatrical work has included
                                                                                   staff at the Tony Award-winning Old                                                                   original plays, large-scale performance
                                                                                   Globe Theatre in San Diego, the Court                                                                 installations and image-based physical
                                                                                   Theatre and the Eclipse Theatre of                                                                    theater. His last two works were a
                                                                                   Chicago, where he served as the artistic                                                              trailblazing production of Sarah Kane’s
                          director. He served for seven years as the associate director for the Old Globe Theatre, where      controversial and rarely performed play, Cleansed, and a new theatrical interpretation of John
                          he directed An Infinite Ache, Sky Girls, and Much Ado About Nothing (with Billy Campbell            Whiting’s epic, historical drama The Devils. Both projects were performed on the stage of
                          and Dana Delany) among others. At The Old Globe/University of San Diego Professional                UCLA’s Freud Playhouse. Kennelly received his BFA in Film/Video at CalArts and an MFA in
                          Actor Training Program, he directed the West Coast premiere of Sir Patient Fancy and Getting        Theater Direction at UCLA. He was a recipient of the 2008 Princess Grace Award for Theater,
                          Married. Regional directing credits include: As You Like It, Weston Theatre Company; Tonight At     and is currently associate artistic director at Highways Performance Space in Santa Monica.
                          8:30, Anteaus Theatre Company; What The Butler Saw, Two River Theatre Company; Richard II,          Kennelly’s work is a radical collage of high + low artistic forms and materials with an emphasis
                          Writers Theatre Chicago; A Bright Room Called Day (2006 San Diego Critic’s Circle and KPBS          on the body — its relationship to space, time and current anxieties in the global political, social
                          Awards for Best Ensemble), Cloud 9 and Sir Patient Fancy at The Juilliard School. He recently       and cultural spheres. The work explores themes and narratives (whether by another writer,
                          directed the LA premiere of The Lady With All the Answers at the Pasadena Playhouse and a           himself or in collaborative creation) that viscerally penetrates the multiplicity of our human Folly.
                          national tour with Ed Asner of The Great Tennessee Monkey Trial. He holds a BS in Performance
                          Studies at Northwestern University and an MFA in Directing at UCLA.
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                                         mASTer oF Fine ArTS
                                   pLAYwriTinG CLASS oF 2009
The Master of Fine Arts in Playwriting is a three-year program that trains and nurtures dramatists
whose purpose is to transform how we see and understand the world. Playwriting faculty
includes successful writers whose work has been professionally produced throughout the
country. In the first year, playwrights complete a short play and a full-length play. In the second
year, they complete a second full-length play, a one-person play, and an additional writing
project such as an adaptation for the stage or a screenplay. The third year typically includes
an internship with a professional theater or a film studio or in a comparable environment.
Student written plays are typically selected for further development through a process that may
include classroom discussion, staged readings, an intensive dramaturgical process or a script
development workshop with directors, actors and designers, culminating in studio workshop or          AnneTTe Lee
                                                                                                      me@annettelee.net
full productions. Student plays may be selected for inclusion in the Department’s Francis Ford
Coppola One-Act Marathon or the New Play Festival.                                                    Annette Lee was a struggling actor in New York who blossomed into
                                                                                                      a playwright in her native Los Angeles. She has written site-specific
                                                                                                      works and historical plays for local and community groups, as well as
                                                                                                      a number of radio plays for the Wells Fargo Radio Theater. Her social
                                                                                                      comedy A Dirty Secret Between the Toes, produced in Los Angeles,
                                                                                                      was a finalist in the East West Players Y2K Playwriting Competition
                                                                                                      and her comedic fantasy Happy Talk was the winner at the 2008 Last
                                                                                                      Play Standing Competition at Another Chicago Theater Company.
                                                                                                      Higher Up, a satirical one-act about the doggish part of corporate life,
                                                                                                      premiered in Aspen, Colorado and toured to New York. In 2009, her
                                                                                                      one-act play about family dysfunction, Hacienda Heights, premiered as
                                                                                                      part of Lodestone Theatre’s Ten to Life. Her plays have been performed
                                                                                                      in Los Angeles, Portland, Aspen and New York.

                                                                                                      ENGLISH ONLY (full-length play; drama) In 1986, everything is
                                                                                                      big — hair, shoulder pads, prom dresses... But nothing is bigger to
                                                                                                      17-year-old Scarlett Wong than the fate of the official language of




                                                                                                                                                                                 Directing for the stAge
                                                                                                      her hometown. A play examining race, culture and the English Only
                                                                                                      referendum in Monterey Park, California.

                                                                                                      HACIENDA HEIGHTS (one-act play; comedy) A census agent exposes a
                                                                                                      family’s perverse, hidden secret. Can he change their fate? A twisted
                                                                                                      one-act touching on the bizarre and unnatural.

                                                                                                      HAPPY TALK (full-length play; comedy) Gina loves Bob. Bob can’t love
                                                                                                      anyone until he’s free of his mother. Can they find freedom and each
                                                                                                      other by finding the most fabulous pair of ladies shoes in the city? A




pLAYwriTinG
                                                                                                      fun, fantasy about love, stalking and shopping.



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                                produCerS mArkeTpLACe                                       viSion AwArd preSenTed BY
                                                                                            mArk Gordon, viCe-preSidenT, TeLeviSion And
                            mondAY, June 8, AT 7:30 p.m.
                                                                                            produCerS GuiLd oF AmeriCA
                     BiLLY wiLder TheATer AT The hAmmer
                            muSeum, weSTwood viLLAGe                                                                                            mark Gordon is an award-winning
                                                                                                                                                producer with more than 70 motion picture
                                                                                                                                                and television projects to his credit. Gordon’s
                                       The UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television                                                          upcoming motion pictures include 2012
                                  Vision Award Recipients: Bruce Cohen and Dan Jinks                                                            directed by Roland Emmerich and The
                                                                                                                                                Messenger starring Ben Foster and Woody
         This highly anticipated annual event features five graduate students in the                                                            Harrelson which won the peace prize at this
                                                                                                                                                year’s Berlin Film Festival. Gordon is currently
         distinguished UCLA Producers Program, who will present their feature film                                                              shooting The Details with James McAvoy and
         projects in front of a live audience. These project presentations were vetted                                                          Laura Linney.
         by industry professionals throughout the academic year. During the Producers                                                              Some of Gordon’s motion picture credits
                                                                                                                                                include Kasi Lemmons’ Talk To Me, starring
         Marketplace, the five finalists compete by presenting feature film projects to a
                                                                                                                                                Don Cheadle; The Hoax, directed by Lasse
         panel of studio heads. They then field a battery of questions from the judges                                                          Hallstrom and starring Richard Gere; and John
         about how they plan to get their projects made. The judges will select the most                                                        Curran’s The Painted Veil, starring Edward
         promising proposal and present the winning producer the Jury Award. The                                                                Norton and Naomi Watts; Casanova, starring
                                                                                                                                                Heath Ledger and directed by Lasse Hallstrom;
         audience will also get to select its favorite pitch. The Marketplace Jury Award                                                        the Roland Emmerich-directed films The Day
         and the Marketplace Audience Award are supported by a generous donation                                                                After Tomorrow, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and
         from producer and distinguished alumnus Dan Angel.                                                                                     Dennis Quaid, and The Patriot, starring Mel
                                                                                            Gibson; and Jan de Bont’s action hit Speed, which catapulted Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock
            The UCLA Producers Program is a two-year graduate program designed for          to international stardom. Gordon earned Academy Award and BAFTA nominations and won a
         creative people pursuing careers as independent producers or studio or network     Golden Globe for Best Picture as producer of Steven Spielberg’s Saving Private Ryan.
         executives. Taught by an extraordinary roster of top industry professionals,           For television, Gordon is currently executive producer on the smash hit ABC series Grey’s
                                                                                            Anatomy, the spin-off series Private Practice, as well as the hit CBS drama Criminal Minds,
         these courses provide firsthand knowledge of the contemporary realities of
                                                                                            Lifetime’s Army Wives, and the CW’s Reaper. Gordon is a five time Emmy nominee with
         producing works for the entertainment market. The Producers Marketplace            two wins.
         event reflects the Program’s commitment to helping its graduates transition from       Gordon is the former chairman of Teach for America Los Angeles and a former board
         the University to the highly competitive professional realm.                       member of The Holocaust Documentation and Information Center. He is the current Vice
                                                                                            President, Television, of the Producers Guild of America and is a board member of the Virginia
            Bruce Cohen and dan Jinks will receive the UCLA School of Theater,              Film Festival, UCLA Lab School, The Archer School for Girls, The Jewish Television Network,
         Film and Television and Producers Guild of America Vision Award, which is          Chrysalis and The Motion Picture and Television Fund.
         given to producers whose careers are distinguished by the highest standards,
         and whose body of work exemplifies quality, persistence, and integrity.
Actors




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                                                                       uCLA SChooL oF TheATer, FiLm And
                                                                       TeLeviSion and produCerS GuiLd
                                                                       oF AmeriCA viSion AwArd
                                                                       dAn JinkS And BruCe Cohen
                                                                       dan Jinks and Bruce Cohen most recently produced Milk, directed by Gus Van Sant and
                                                                       starring Sean Penn as Harvey Milk. The film was nominated for eight Academy Awards,
                                                                       including Best Picture. Penn took home the Best Actor trophy and UCLA’s dustin Lance Black
                                                                       ’96 won the Best Original Screenplay prize. Milk was named Best Picture of 2008 by the New
                                                                       York Film Critics Circle.
                                                                          The first film produced through The Jinks/Cohen Company, in 2000, was American Beauty,
                                                                       which won a total of five Oscars, including Best Picture. Their second film was the sex comedy
                                                                       Down With Love starring Renee Zellweger and Ewan McGregor. Next up was Big Fish, which
                                            vision Award Finalists     was nominated as Best Picture for both the Golden Globes and the BAFTAs. Other films include
                                                                       The Forgotten, starring Julianne Moore, and John August’s directing debut, The Nines, starring
                                                                       Ryan Reynolds and Hope Davis. In television, they executive produced the acclaimed ABC series
                                  SARAH DILEO The Place We Call Home   Pushing Daisies, which won 3 Emmys in 2008 and was nominated for a Golden Globe as best
                                                                       comedy. hey also served as executive producers on the ABC series Traveler and the Lifetime
                                                   MIQI HUANG Oulu     series Side Order of Life.
                                                                          In the summer of 2008, they produced A Timeless Call, a tribute to war veterans that Steven
                         DANA KEITHLY Once Upon a Midnight Dreary      Spielberg directed for the Democratic National Convention.
                                                                          Prior to the formation of Jinks/Cohen, Dan Jinks produced Nothing to Lose, starring
                                                                       Martin Lawrence and Tim Robbins, and executive produced The Bone Collector, with Denzel
                                       ALLISON MYRICK Songs By Dark
                                                                       Washington and Angelina Jolie. A graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts,
                                                                       Jinks began his career working in the theatre in New York. And along with Larry Mark, for
                                           MISCHA PFISTER Steamtown    the past four years Jinks has produced A Fine Romance, a benefit for the Motion Picture and
                                                                       Television Fund.
                                                                          Bruce Cohen produced The Flintstones and its prequel, The Flintstones in: Viva Rock Vegas,
                                                                       as well as Mousehunt. He was executive producer of To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie
                                                                       Newmar! and the co-producer of Alive. A graduate of Yale University, Cohen began his film
                                                                       career as the DGA trainee on Steven Spielberg’s The Color Purple and went on to serve as the
                                                                       associate producer/first assistant director on Hook.

                                                                       past honorees
                                                                       2008 STEVE GOLIN
                                                                       2007 ALBERT BERGER and RON YERXA
                                                                       2006 CATHY SCHULMAN
                                                                       2005 MIKE MEDAVOY ’63




                                                                                                                                                                        Actors
                                                                       2004 TOM CRUISE and PAULA WAGNER




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                              FINALIST                                            FINALIST                                           FINALIST                                          FINALIST

            SArAh diLeo                                         miQi huAnG                                         dAnA keiThLY                                      ALLiSon mYriCk
            (310) 696-9589                                      (310) 210-6397                                     (909) 463-8392                                    (646) 361-1912
            sarah@monkeyhillfilms.com                           miqi.huang@gmail.com                               dana.keithly@gmail.com                            Allison.Myrick@gmail.com

            Sarah DiLeo is producing a fully financed           Born and raised in Canton, China, MiQi             Dana is a southern California native who          Allison graduated with honors from NYU’s
            feature adaptation of Rudolfo Anaya’s award-        was the first Chinese student accepted into        has received a BA in anthropology from            Tisch School of the Arts where she won the
            winning novel Bless Me, Ultima, to be directed      UCLA’s undergraduate film program in 2004.         UCLA and a Masters in anthropology from           2003 Screenplay Festival for her comedy
            by Carl Franklin and co-produced by Mark            She has since directed and produced three          California State University, Fullerton. During    Awesome Assets. After school, Allison worked
            Johnson and Jesse B. Franklin. She most             award winning short films and complemented         her time in the UCLA Producers Program,           for several years at MTV Networks where she
            recently held the position of vice president        her education with internships at Sundance         Dana has produced the 2008 Producers              was promoted from project coordinator at
            of development for FilmBank LLC, a film             Institute, Paramount Pictures, and Universal       Marketplace and a short, Golden Years             Nickelodeon to manager of brand creative
            financing entity. Sarah has been selected to        Pictures International. Before entering the        for the UCLA/AARP sponsored competition           and on-air promotions at The N. As a
            participate in the BBC Studios TV production        UCLA Producers Program, she associate-             Stolen Dreams. She also serves as a teaching      graduate student, Allison has concentrated
            internship and training program in London,          produced Oceans Away, a documentary                assistant in the UCLA Producers Program. She      on developing both film and TV projects
            the Sundance Institute Independent Producers        series commissioned and broadcasted by             gained industry experience interning with         in the UCLA Producers Program and in the
            Conference, the Film Independent Producers          China Central Television. With a background        Participant Media and Anonymous Content.          Writer-Producer Concentration. Since moving
            Lab, and Women in Film’s Mentorship                 in international film sales and acquisition,       When she doesn’t have movies on her mind,         to Los Angeles, Allison has interned at HBO
            Program. She received her BFA in Film               MiQi has just started her new internship in        Dana volunteers her time at the local animal      Films and in the writer’s office of ABC’s Emmy
            Production from NYU Tisch School of the Arts.       the creative department at Twentieth Century       shelter and enjoys spending time with her         Award-winning show Brothers & Sisters.
                                                                Fox, working towards her ultimate goal of          husband Juan and their corgi Puddinhead.
            THE PLACE WE CALL HOME (comic-drama)                producing culturally rich family films that                                                          SONGS BY DARK (comedy)
            When her father dies, a young woman returns         deliver the goods for kids of all ages — even      ONCE UPON A MIDNIGHT DREARY (family)              Rising pop star Natalie Dark realizes her loser
            home to Ireland for the first time in ten years     the kids inside grown-ups.                         A struggling young writer’s life changes when     ex-boyfriend’s sleep-talking provided some of
            and confronts the hilariously eccentric relatives                                                      he meets an immortal Edgar Allan Poe, who         her best lyrics. As her ludicrous schemes fail to
            and long-lost love she left behind -- when her      OULU (fantasy, adventure)                          offers him fame and fortune. But when the         win him back, Natalie is forced to rediscover
            father married her off to a Mormon missionary       When their plane crashes onto a uncharted          writer discovers that Poe controls the souls of   her own voice.
            and sent her to America.                            island, two siblings have to find clues from the   past famous writers, he teams up with a wise-
                                                                Chinese mythology told by their grandparents       cracking Raven and the object of his affection
                                                                in order to survive in a magical world where       to stop Poe from enslaving more souls,
                                                                they must defeat a power hungry villain and        including his own.
                                                                find a way to get back home.
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                  FINALIST                       The Producers Program class of 2009 would like to thank their industry mentors for the personal
                                                 guidance and advice so generously offered over the last two years:
miSChA pFiSTer                                      CAROLINE BARON Baron Pictures
Representation: DPN for voice-overs.                BETSY BEERS Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice
(323) 610-5654                                      ROBERT COOPER Landscape Entertainment
MProds3000@aol.com                                  DENISE DI NOVI Di Novi Pictures
www.mischaddiction.com                              SHEILA HANAHAN TAYLOR Practical Pictures
                                                    BILL HORBERG Wonderful Films
Mischa graduated from NYU’s Tisch School            TOM LYNCH Tom Lynch Company
of the Arts, in Film and TV, at age 20. He          MIKE MEDAVOY Phoenix Pictures
has produced and directed music videos, live        MARC PLATT Marc Platt Productions
theater, concerts, photo shoots, and two full       PETER SAMUELSON Samuelson Productions
length music albums. As a voice-over actor          DEBORAH SPERA Mark Gordon Company
his credits include features, commercials and       DOUG WICK Red Wagon Entertainment
video games, and he can be heard as the
voice of Disneyland’s Matterhorn ride. He is
currently developing Steamtown as a graphic
novel, in hopes of selling the concept as a      SpeCiAL ThAnkS — produCerS mArkeTpLACe 2009
cable TV series and/or feature film, and is
creating a live show with music based on         The UCLA Producers Program thanks our judges of the Marketplace Qualifying Review who
the material. Additional upcoming projects       selected tonight’s finalists:
include music videos for RuPaul and a short         JENNIFER DUBIN O.D.D. Entertainment
film about a cat named George, who is               CORA OLSON O.D.D. Entertainment
obsessed with frozen yogurt.

STEAMTOWN (film noir)
A visually stylized feature adaptation of an     TheSiS CommiTTee
original graphic novel about a young piano-
playing street hustler whose talents land him    The UCLA Producers Program thanks our Thesis Committee 2009. The Thesis Committee
in an otherworldly underworld of sex, music,     represents an essential part of the thesis review by vetting the viability of the students’ thesis
blackmail, and murder — where a true love        projects in the contemporary marketplace.
will force him to give up everything he has         BETH BABYAK Writer
ever dreamed of in order to save her life. (In      DAVID BLACKMAN Laurence Mark Productions
the vein of Sin City and V For Vendetta.)           MICHAEL CONNOLLY Mad Hatter Entertainment
                                                    ROBERT COOPER Landscape Entertainment
                                                    DENISE DI NOVI Di Novi Pictures
                                                    GREG ERB Writer
                                                    ANDREW FORM Platinum Dunes
                                                    BRAD FULLER Platinum Dunes
                                                    JULIAN KHEEL Writer/Director
                                                    NAVID MCILHARGEY New Regency Productions
                                                    JENNIFER PERINI Everyman Pictures




                                                                                                                                                                                  ProDucers
                                                    JOSH WELSH Film Independent
                                                    EDEN WURMFELD Eden Wurmfeld Films
                                                    KEVIN WYATT Baseline Studio Systems
                                                    TODD WILLIAMS Upload Films
                                                    AMOTZ ZAKAI Echo Lake Entertainment



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                      SCreenwriTerS ShowCASe                                                                                                 ShowCASe hoST
                                                                                                                                             mike werB
                   wedneSdAY, June 10, 7:30 p.m.
                              Freud pLAYhouSe,                                                                                                 A Los Angeles native, Mike Werb received his
                                                                                                                                               undergraduate degrees from Stanford, where
                         mACGowAn hALL, uCLA                                                                                                   he majored in one thing after another. He put
                                                                                                                                               his costly education to use by joining a New
                                                                                                                                               Wave garage band that never left the garage.
                         Distinguished Achievement in Screenwriting Award Recipient:                                                           Turning to writing, he began a burlesque
                                                             Dustin Lance Black ’96                                                            climb up the well-greased Hollywood ladder
                                                                                                                                               by entering the UCLA MFA program in
                                                                   Host: Mike Werb ’02                                                         screenwriting. He has since worked for every
                                                                                                                                               major studio.
                                                                                                                                                  Werb’s big break was writing the
         The UCLA Graduate Screenwriters Association welcomes you to the 15th Annual                                                           screenplay for the Jim Carrey comedy
         Screenwriters Showcase. Tonight we celebrate the work of UCLA’s Graduate                                                              The Mask, but he also embraces his other
         Screenwriting students past and present. It is also our great privilege to honor                                                      produced credits, including Darkman 3: Die,
                                                                                                                                               Darkman, Die!,and the giant-rats-attack-a-
         Dustin Lance Black with our Distinguished Achievement in Screenwriting Award.
                                                                                                                                               college-campus epic Gnaw: The Food of
         Portions of seven scripts will be previewed in three-minute staged excerpts,                                                          the Gods, Part 2.
         performed by actors from The Second Studio Theatre. These scripts were                Werb co-wrote and co-produced (with Michael Colleary) the action-thriller Face/Off, directed
         selected by a panel of industry judges in a contest that began in March.           by John Woo and starring John Travolta and Nicolas Cage. The New York Times lauded the
                                                                                            Oscar-nominated film as “one the 1,000 greatest movies of all time,” and Face/Off won the
                                                                                                                                       th
                                                                                            1997 Best Screenplay statuette at the 24 annual Saturn Awards.
                                                                                               21st century accomplishments include being one of six credited screenwriters on Lara Croft:
                                                      Feature Screenplay winners            Tomb Raider starring Angelina Jolie, and the WB’s flashy flop TV series Tarzan starring Travis
                                                                                            Fimmel’s abs. Werb and Colleary also worked intimately with Arnold Schwarzenegger on
                                                     BARBARA CURRY Talk of the Town         Collateral Damage, his last major motion picture before becoming Governor of California.
                                                                                               Recent film credits include the well-reviewed animated hit Curious George (Universal/
                                                            MEG GIFFORD Paint It Black      Imagine) and the underrated Firehouse Dog (New Regency/Fox). Werb and Colleary are
                                                                                            developing Prophets of the Ghost Ants with author Clark Carlton, Lawrence Bender/A Band
                                            ED GOODMAN Limbo Larry vs. Death et Al          Apart and director Conrad Vernon (Monsters v. Aliens). In post-production is an adaptation
                                                                                            of the best-selling arena fighting video game Tekken (Crystal Sky/Screen Gems).
                                                       JOSEPH HARTSTONE New Dogs
                                                                                               Werb also wrote the nano-tech based action series Flyswatters for the Sci-Fi Channel, which
                                                                                            he will executive produce with UCLA alum Darren Star (Sex and the City) should it ever go into
                                                                       NILS LYEW Lutins
                                                                                            production. His most current project is The Unnatural History of High School — a live-action-
                                                                                            adventure TV pilot for Warner Horizon/Cartoon Network which begins shooting this August
                                                                                            in Canada.
                                                                    Tv pilot winners           Werb is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Writers Guild
                                                                                            of America and a nominating-committee member of the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy
                                                                    DOC PEDROLIE Boss       and Horror.

                                                                      BEN TAYLOR Lifers     Thank you to the more than 150 agents, producers and managers who devoted their time and
Actors




                                                                                            energy to judging the contest this year.




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                   SCreenwriTinG AwArd
                  duSTin LAnCe BLACk ’96
dustin Lance Black ’96 is a multi-talented writer, producer and director, having won the
2008 Academy Award and Writers Guild of America awards for Best Original Screenplay for
Milk, the Gus Van Sant-directed biopic of the late gay rights activist Harvey Milk. Recently, Black
began pre-production on his feature directorial debut What’s Wrong With Virginia, a drama set
to star Liam Neeson and Jennifer Connelly. In addition, Black and Van Sant will re-team for Fox
Searchlight’s Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, an adaptation of the celebrated Tom Wolfe novel about
San Francisco in the hippie era.
    An honors graduate of UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television, Black began his
professional career as an art director on commercials, and quickly transitioned to directing
documentaries, television series, commercials and music videos. His first two documentaries,
On The Bus (2001), about participants in the Burning Man festival, and My Life With Count
Dracula (2003), about the late Sci-Fi superfan Dr. Donald A. Reed, both debuted to acclaim and
subsequent festival success. The success of these two projects, coupled with Black’s narrative short
film Something Close To Heaven (which was named one of the ten best shorts of 2001 and earned
him a spot on the AMC special Five Filmmakers to Watch), led to work producing, directing
and writing The Learning Channel’s hit program Faking It. Based upon the famous BBC series
about ordinary citizens spending time in a field far removed from their normal lives, the program      past Award recipients
received high praise for its unflinching sociological commentaries.
                                                                                                       2008 ERIC ROTH
    In 2004, Black signed on to draw on his devout Mormon childhood in San Antonio, Texas, as
a writer on HBO’s Emmy and Golden Globe nominated polygamist drama Big Love. He recently               2007 DANIEL PYNE MFA ’91
wrapped the third season of the series, on which he also served as co-producer. During his work
                                                                                                       2006 SCOTT KOSAR MFA ’01
on the series, Black often traveled to San Francisco, where he spent many years as a teenager, to
research the life of Harvey Milk, the first openly gay man elected to a major public office. Milk’s    2005 ALEXANDER PAYNE ’87 and JIM TAYLOR
message of hope inspired Black to forge ahead with his biographical screenplay “on spec,”
                                                                                                       2004 DAVID KOEPP ’86
without a contract and with another version of the story already in pre-production. With Academy
Award-winner Sean Penn, Academy Award-nominee Josh Brolin, James Franco, and Emile Hirsch              2003 DARREN STAR ’83
heading the cast it was Black’s version of the triumph of Harvey Milk that was released by Focus
                                                                                                       2002 LOWELL GANZ and BABALOO MANDELL
Features in November 2008, to unanimous praise. The film later received eight Oscar nominations
including Best Picture of the Year, and Black’s screenplay was nominated for a BAFTA award, won        2001 ROBERT TOWNE
the “best First Screenplay” Independent Spirit award and was named the best script of the year by
                                                                                                       2000 ERNEST LEHMAN, MADELYN PUGH DAVIS, BOB CARROLL, JR.
seven national film critic’s organizations.
    Just prior to Milk, Black had written the story and screenplay for Pedro, about the life and       1999 HOLLYWOOD BLACKLISTED SCREENWRITERS and KIRK DOUGLAS
legacy of famed Real World cast member Pedro Zamora. The film premiered at the 2008 Toronto
                                                                                                       1998 JAMES CAMERON and DANIEL TARADASH
International Film Festival and debuts on MTV this spring.
                                                                                                       1997 JULIUS EPSTEIN




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                BArBArA CurrY                                     meG GiFFord                                         ed GoodmAn                                        JoSeph hArTSTone
                bacurry@mac.com                                   meggifford@gmail.com                                egoodness@gmail.com                               jchartstone@yahoo.com

                *Talk of the Town (romantic comedy)               *Paint It Black (black comedy)                      *Limbo Larry vs. Death et Al (comedy)             *New Dogs (drama)
                A cutthroat tabloid reporter goes undercover      Four siblings are being raised to fulfill their     Larry Stickler (29) is a self-righteous rule-     A young Republican political operative
                as a nanny in order to get the scoop on the       parents’ own desires of success, until a hippie     follower who, after dying in a car crash,         switches parties, and gathers a group of
                impending marriage of a famous Hollywood          neighbor moves in and introduces them to a          accidentally eludes Death and becomes             old friends to run an unknown Democratic
                couple, but ends up falling for the guy and his   world their parents never wanted them to see.       a rogue spirit. Larry just wants to return to     candidate against the most powerful
                motherless children.                                                                                  the land of the living and marry the woman        Republican congressman in Washington.
                                                                  Tristasis (drama)                                   he loves. All that’s preventing him are the
                Age of Consent (thriller)                         A young graduate student is on the brink of         Bureaucracy of Heaven, the Laws of The            The Gentleman from Arizona (drama)
                A high school teacher, who separated from         walking out on her viral research when she          Universe and one pissed off Grim Reaper .         A United States senator is murdered. His son is
                her husband after he had an affair, has a wild    discovers her brother comatose, and carrying                                                          appointed to fill his father’s seat. Washington
                sexual romp with a younger man she meets in       the virus. He has left her a trail of clues as to   E For Emily (comedy)                              is in an uproar over a proposed constitutional
                a bar. But when the young man turns out to be     what happened, and she must piece together          Johnny Dickens (26) is an unpublished writer      amendment to ban gay marriage, and the one
                a seventeen-year-old student in her literature    the puzzle in an attempt to save thousands.         who hijacks a mailroom job at a prestigious       swing vote.
                class, she is forced into a game of cat and                                                           magazine in order to get his stories published.
                mouse to prevent him from revealing the           Magic Shell (dark comedy)                           But he endangers the plan when he falls in
                affair, and ultimately destroying her life.       Two Generation Xers are unhappy with their          love with junior editor Emily Trillions.
                                                                  mundane lives and decide to take off for the
                The Dating Game (romantic comedy)                 one person who made them believe they could         Nemesis (comedy)
                A wealthy female CEO, who believes men            do anything. Unfortunately, he isn’t exactly        Paul Blanders (32) is an under-respected
                are interested in her only for her money, lies    who they believe him to be.                         math teacher who retires his secret identity
                on an Internet dating application that she                                                            as masked uber-villain Doctor Negative.
                is a secretary. Meanwhile, a male nurse,                                                              But when his nemesis, the celebrated hero
                who believes women are attracted only                                                                 Captain Significant, kidnaps Paul’s wife in
                to successful men with money, lies on his                                                             an attempt to blackmail Paul into continuing
                application that he is a doctor. They are                                                             to play his evil role, Paul must become the
                matched and find themselves falling in love,                                                          real-life hero he never thought he could be.
                but things get complicated as they struggle
                to keep their true identities a secret.
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niLS LYew                                          Ben TAYLor                                      doC pedroLie                                     kYLe CLAYTon
nils.lyew@gmail.com                                bentaylor@ucla.edu                              docpedrolie@gmail.com                            fratch@gmail.com

*Lutins (thriller)                                 *Lifers (TV Pilot)                              *Boss (TV Pilot)                                 *The Man Who Fell Off The Earth (film noir)
With bombs sewn to their chests, two               Recovering alcoholic and head counselor Bob     A prodigal son, and deep-cover FBI Agent,        In 1953, Terry Pierce is an old school film
desperate brothers set out to rob a bank.          Cooley can’t decide who’s going to drive him    returns home for the funeral of his murdered     star in the twilight of his career. But when
When the heist turns unexpectedly violent,         back to the sauce more quickly: the steady      best friend, only to learn that his iconic       a beautiful young actress blackmails him,
one brother is forced to stop his out-of-control   stream of in-denial patients, or the neurotic   father˛— the corrupt, long-time mayor of         a violent turn of events forces them to work
sibling from killing people — delving them         reformed junkies he’s got counseling them.      Chicago — ordered the hit, which spurs him       together as they search for a missing man who
deeper into the madness of their childhood         Well, mostly reformed.                          to go undercover in his own family to take his   holds the key to their darkest secrets and their
trauma as the last minutes of their lives                                                          father down.                                     very survival.
frantically tick away.                             Saving Yourself (romantic comedy)
                                                   When successful wedding coordinator             The Pill (drama)                                 Boudreaux & Thibodeaux (comedy)
The Marionette Cage (drama)                        Margaret Tate discovers that half her clients   A forsaken biologist attempts to win back his    As a hurricane bears down on a small
A failed tailor becomes dangerously obsessed       end up divorced, she vows to only marry         career by creating the birth control pill, but   Cajun community, levee maintenance man
with a mysteriously scarred girl, and creates      couples in true love — and nearly runs her      can’t succeed without the help of a famous       Boudreaux steps in way over his head. With
dresses for her. Their affair turns poisonous      business into the ground.                       Catholic obstetrician who teaches him what       the help of his equally buffoonish friend,
when a plastic surgeon becomes the third                                                           he needs to succeed — humanity.                  Thibodeaux, he must race to find the truth
member in a love triangle that pushes the          Slipped My Mind (comedy)                                                                         about the mysterious death of his grandfather
tailor to vicious extremes — to keep her as his    Shy New York publishing house proofreader       Sungate (thriller)                               before all the evidence — and the town —
living mannequin.                                  Auggie Hayes has his world turned upside        When a snitch on the run steals a dead           washes away for good.
                                                   down after a garden-variety acupuncture/        man’s identity, the escape plan seems perfect
Six Days on Earth (psychological thriller)         aromatherapy accident leaves him with a         — until that dead man’s life tracks him down
After his identity is stolen, a photojournalist    condition that allows his thoughts to seep      with problems worse than the snitch has ever
finds himself implicated in a woman’s horrific     into others’ brains.                            known.
murder. He spends six dehumanizing days
trying to clear his name — following the
murderer’s sadistic trail, and slowly becoming
the killer with whom he desperately tries to
come face to face.




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                STeve Cuden                                        mAureen JohnSon                                    Tom puGh                                          kiT STeinkeLLner
                sqrlhilpix@usa.net                                 maureenjohnson@verizon.net                         tpugh@hushmail.com                                Agent: APA, Melissa Orton (Television)
                www.stevecuden.com                                                                                    310.775.1245                                      kitbruin@ucla.edu
                                                                   *The Wedding Belles (romantic comedy)
                *The Memory Tour (drama)                           On the first weekend that same-sex marriages       The Irregulars (superhero/mystery)                *Billy and the Boyfriend (comic-drama)
                When the estranged son of a wealthy woman          are legalized in California, an uptight father-    Ten-year-old Samantha Wiggins suspects that       The Plumbs, an evangelical Christian family,
                with Alzheimer’s learns he was cut from            of-the-bride army colonel learns a lesson in       her new neighbor is a comic book supervillain     are shaken to the core when their eldest son
                her will, he takes her on a trip hoping to         love when he’s forced to share the wedding         in hiding. Vowing to expose him and save          Billy is outed. However, it is when matriarch
                be restored to the family estate. Instead, he      facilities at San Francisco’s famed Presidio       the world, Sam assembles a team of unlikely       Marion makes the surprising decision to find
                rediscovers the mother he long ago thought         with his gay next-door neighbors.                  investigators: her superhero-obsessed friend, a   Billy a boyfriend that the Plumbs’ world really
                he’d lost.                                                                                            wannabe psychic, and the school bully. When       comes unhinged.
                                                                   A Plea For Peace (historical drama)                the clues lead to a sinister plot and a super
                My Dead Ex-Wife’s Family (comedy)                  Chicago, 1945. Physicist Leo Szilard, along        powered assassin, however, who’s going to         Team Nelson (TV Pilot)
                When a neurotic L.A. lawyer takes his dead         with a few pacifist pals — including Albert        save them?                                        Three struggling adult siblings move back in
                ex-wife’s ashes to be scattered at her hillbilly   Einstein — push for a demonstration of the                                                           with their parents and get a second chance at
                family’s home in the Ozarks, he finds his in-      atomic bomb in lieu of actual deployment. In       World Domination League (TV Pilot, animated)      being a functional family.
                laws’ backwoods lifestyle more to his liking       the end, they’re able to rally the world toward    Alastor Whitehead never asked to be in
                than he ever imagined possible.                    peace.                                             charge of the sinister World Domination           Baxter Sage (TV Pilot)
                                                                                                                      League, a shadowy group dedicated to              Baxter Sage is a high school sophomore who
                Scouts (action)                                    The Supremes (TV Pilot)                            exactly what you think. His failure as an evil    is smarter than Einstein, Newton and Galileo
                An alien military scout and an Earth woman         A one-hour legal dramedy tracking the daily        mastermind is surpassed only by his sheer         combined. Baxter can invent the stuff of which
                must join forces to stop an alien armada           lives and passions of six influential law clerks   incompetence as a husband, father and             science fiction is made. The trick is dealing
                from removing all life on Earth — including        at the US Supreme Court. They work hard.           aspiring Broadway star.                           with the huge, world-altering consequences of
                all humans — to be used as food during an          They play hard. They have to. Sometimes                                                              his time machines, girl robots and death rays.
                intergalactic crusade.                             cranking out the briefs means cranking off the
                                                                   briefs…
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keLLY FuLLerTon                                  ChArLemAGne rAFoLS
Robyn Meisinger at Madhouse Entertainment        magnestay@ucla.edu
(310) 587-2200.                                  (310) 714-0864
kfullerton@ucla.edu
                                                 *Our Guy Shiny (TV Pilot)
*Maudlin (TV Pilot)                              Fulfilling a promise to his wife that he’d
A one-hour supernatural drama about a            finish college, a forty-year-old widower and
sarcastic teenager who becomes the world’s       former fraternity rabble-rouser returns to his
youngest fairy godmother. Each week              alma mater — unbeknownst to his freshman
she grants a wish and has to deal with           daughter already enrolled there.
consequences that give new meaning to the
phrase: “be careful what you wish for.”          Where I (dramedy)
                                                 Nicodemus wants to become the world’s first
Always a Bridesmaid (romantic comedy)            sincere, non-cheesy love songs deejay, but has
A quirky woman decides to throw herself the      never been in love. When his childhood crush
ceremony of a lifetime —sans groom. But          comes back, bringing back the joys and pains
when plans intesify and an advertising firm      of his past, he must figure out if he has the
hires her to become a spokesperson for single    heart for the job, or the girl.
weddings, she falls in love with the man hired
to keep her single.                              Ain’t Nothing Like The Real Thing
                                                 (romantic comedy)
Clarity (dark comedy)                            When a struggling musician has had it with
A sensitive young woman decides to fake her      the American dream, and American women,
own watery death to show her cold family         he returns home to the Philippines for one last
how miserable they’d be without her. But         shot at fame — lying about his age to join a
through the process of faking her death, she     nationwide musical competition. He discovers
finds a reason to live.                          a large and very odd family he never knew, a
                                                 unique culture, and the one girl who reminds
                                                 him that life is like a song, with a rhythm and
                                                 a melody.




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                                               The uCLA CinemA And mediA STudieS proGrAm
                                                and The uCLA movinG imAGe ArChive STudieS
                                                                        proGrAm preSenT:

                                                                            The vAuLT
                                                          SATurdAY, June 6, 12:00 p.m.
                                               JAmeS BridGeS TheATer, meLinTZ hALL, uCLA
                                                                    Introduced and moderated by Jan-Christopher Horak,
                                                                                 director, UCLA Film & Television Archive

                                           UCLA Moving Image Archive Studies Program students and alumni will present
                                           a selection of short films preserved as part of their class work, with live musical
                                           accompaniment. The films include studio promotional reels touting stars and films
                                           of the day, a documentary about the Hoover dam and several “twisted” tales.
Actors




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                                                  12:00 p.m.                                                                   STudieS STudenTS
                                                                                                                               preSenT
                                                  PARTED (35mm, silent)
                                                    Amanda Bradshaw                                                            A screening of a classic film noir preserved at
                                                                                                                               the UCLA Film & Television Archive, followed
                      HOLLYWOOD ON PARADE (35mm, optical sound)                                                                by a Q & A with students of the Cinema and
                                                  Lindsay Klick                                                                Media Studies Program.


                 TAMING THE GIANT OF THE SOUTHWEST (35mm, silent)                                                              knoCk on
                                                  James Gamble                                                                 AnY door (1947)
                      FIRST NATIONAL FAMILY OF STARS (35mm, silent)                                                            2:00 p.m.
                                                        Steven Hill
                                                                                                                               Knock on Any Door was the first film for
                                     HOW IT HAPPENED (35mm, silent)                                                            Humphrey Bogart’s independent production
                                                                                                                               company Santana Films. It was also based on
                                                       Doron Galili                                                            the debut novel by African American writer
                                                                                                                               Willard Motley and set in the Chicago streets,
                                          CINEMA STARS (35mm, silent)                                                          where he lived. The film’s raw tone is due in
                                                       Jillian Borders                                                         part to the lived experiences and legacy of the
                                                                                                                               original novelist. While some critics at the time
                                                                                                                               of its original release claimed that the film did
                                      HIS FATAL MISTAKE (35mm, silent)      justice to Motley’s novel, others remained offended by the film, which, to them, “glamorized the
                                                          Dino Everett      unpardonable hoodlum and thief.” Seen from today, the glamorization of the hoodlum seems to
                                                                            provide the moral ambiguity that allows Knock on Any Door to be a great work of complexity
                       Live musical accompaniment for all silent features   and energy.
                                                                               Knock on Any Door is unavailable on DVD. Fortunately for us, the UCLA Film & Television
                                         provided by Michael Mortilla
                                                                            Archive has beautifully preserved the film.

                                                                            DIRECTOR: Nicholas Ray. PRODUCER: Robert Lord. WRITERS: John Monks, Jr., Daniel Taradash,
                                                                            based on the novel by Willard Motely. CAST: Humphrey Bogart, John Derek. A Columbia
                                                                            Pictures release. 98 min.




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SChooL’S exeCuTive BoArd
Steven Bochco                     Harlan P. Kleiman                 Martin Scorsese                   Richard Wolpert ’85
Francis Ford Coppola MFA ’67      David A. Leveton                  Brad Silberling MFA ’87           Jonathan Zakin JD
Moctesuma Esparza ’71, MFA ’73    Kishore Lulla                     Harry Evans Sloan ’71 JD
Peter Guber JD                    Frank Marshall ’68                Darren Star ’83
Curtis Hanson                     William E. Mitchell               Gore Verbinski ’87
Reginald Hudlin                   Amy Pascal ’81                    Paula Wagner
Philip Kent                       Cecilia DeMille Presley           Rita Wilson




deAn’S AdviSorY BoArd
Debbie Allen                      Ted Harbert                       Penny Marshall                    Sylvester Stallone
Jeff Berg                         Fred Hayman                       Mike Medavoy ’63                  Jamie Tarses
John Burnham                      Barry Hirsch ’55 JD               Rick Nicita                       Roger Vorce
Mark Canton ’71                   Anjelica Huston                   Edward James Olmos                Denzel Washington
Gilbert Cates                     Bob Iger                          Michael S. Ovitz ’68              Irwin Winkler
Peter Chernin                     James Earl Jones                  Jerry Perenchio ’54               Bud Yorkin
Martha Coolidge                   Quincy Jones                      Tom Pollock                       Lili Fini Zanuck
Bob Daly                          Jerry Katzman LLB ’63             Leonard Rabinowitz                Richard Zanuck
Sally Field                       Sherry Lansing                    Jack Rapke
Larry Gelbart                     Norman Lear                       Rob Reiner ’66
Samuel Goldwyn, Jr.               Barry Levinson                    Jeff Sagansky
Larry Gordon                      Warren Littlefield                Lucie Salhany
Tom Hanks                         Martha Luttrell                   Terry Semel




deAn’S ALumni CounCiL
Co-Chairs                         Michael Friend ’82                Sarah Pillsbury ’76               Paul Schrader ’70
Carol Burnett ’54                 Geoffrey D. Gilmore ’79           John Ptak ’67                     Brad Silberling MFA ’87
Francis Ford Coppola MFA ’67      Pamela Gray MFA ’93               John Rando MFA ’88                Tom Skerritt ’66
                                  Todd Holland ’83                  Rob Reiner ’66                    Stacey Snider JD ’85
Alumni Members                    David Koepp ’69                   Gene Reynolds ’47                 Ed Solomon ’82
Allison Anders ’86                Jeff Margolis ’69                 Tim Robbins ’82                   Penelope Spheeris ’69, MA ’73
Harve Bennett ’52                 Frank Marshall ’68                Fred Roos ’56                     Geoff Stier MA ’84
Charles Burnett ’69, MFA ’77      Mike Medavoy ’63                  Eric Roth ’73                     Mike Werb MFA ’02
Stephen H. Burum ’62, MA ’65      Greg Nava ’71, MFA ’76            Steve Sauer ’74 JD                Hoyt H. Yeatman, Jr. ’77
Jean Cazes ’79                    William J. Nichols ’72, PhD ’78   Pietro Scalia ’82, MFA ’85
Alex Cox ’83                      Tom Nunan ’84                     Paul Schrader MA ’70
Susan Egan ’91                    Michael S. Ovitz ’68              Myrl A. Schreibman ’67, MFA ’69
Moctesuma Esparza ’71, MFA ’73    Alexander Payne MFA ’90           Tom Schumacher ’80




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UCLA STUDENT CREATIVE DIRECTORY                                                                             WWW.TFT.UCLA.EDU/FESTIVAL   33

				
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