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"When you go to the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, you become a lifelong member and participate in a very unique tradition. Family. One that proudly claims some of the world’s most legendary storytellers, scholars, industry leaders, mavericks and creative minds. I remember well the influences on me as a student, greats like Arthur Ripley, Dorothy Arzner and Alexander Mackendrick. Upon graduation you will join this great heritage as you pursue your career. Being part of our remarkable Alumni community is an exciting experience.”
— Francis Ford Coppola M.F.A. ’67

Our impact cannot be overstated. Neither can our influence.

The UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television is a creative force recognized the world over. Our students, faculty and alumni consistently showcase their work at premier festivals and research conferences around the globe, and win awards spanning every medium, platform and discipline. As a result, the world looks to us for the talent that is the lifeblood of the entertainment and performing arts industries today, and the thought leadership and cutting-edge research that provide the road map for where we’re going tomorrow.

The Bruin Entertainment Network is an organization that spans all facets of the entertainment and performing arts industry across the globe. For additional information about the Bruin Entertainment Network, please contact Juliana Alvarez with UCLA Alumni Affairs.

AWARDS
Academy Awards Emmy Awards Golden Globe Awards
Tony Awards Princess Grace Awards Annie Awards
Obie Awards Ovation Awards Screen Actors Guild Awards
DGA Awards Producers Guild Awards Writers Guild Awards
Webby Awards Film Independent Spirit New York Drama Critics’ Circle

FESTIVALS AND CONFERENCES
Berlin Cannes Sundance Telluride
Toronto Tribeca Edinburgh Humana Festival
Los Angeles South by Southwest Palm Springs Melbourne
Aviv Locarno Dubai Stockholm
Prague London Sao Paulo Venice
New Zealand Hong Kong Tokyo Shanghai
Rotterdam Buenos Aires Bangkok Chicago

…as well as major research conferences around the world.

Alumni Spotlight
Gaia Violo“Absentia”The thriller "Absentia," created by Gaia Violo (M.F.A. ’16), has been picked up for a second season by Amazon for a 2019 premiere. Currently filming in Bulgaria, the series stars actress Stania Katic ("Castle") and Patrick Heusinger ("Jack Reacher: Never Go Back").
Ana Lily Amirpour“Amirpour”Ana Lily Amirpour's (M.F.A. ’10) next film begins production in Spring 2019. The fantasy feature "Blue Moon," which takes place in New Orleans, is set to star Kate Hudson, Craig Robinson and Zac Efron.
Reed Van DykReed Van Dyk"DeKalb Elementary," written and directed by Reed Van Dyk (M.F.A. '17) when he was a UCLA TFT student, has been nominated for a Short Film (Live Action) Academy Award. Read more about Van Dyk and his film here.