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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 showcase their work at premier festivals and research conferences around the globe year after year, 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
Channing DungeyChanning DungeyABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey, a UCLA TFT alumna, executive board member and visiting assistant professor, talks about her plans for the alphabet network, her advice to recent graduates and what keeps her up at night. Read about it here.
the southland companyMaria San FilippoFour UCLA TFT Bruins have come together to create a theater company devoted to producing quality interdisciplinary work that reflects narratives commonly ignored in mainstream entertainment. Read more about their story here.
Thanos PapastergiouMaria San FilippoThanos Papastergiou (M.F.A. '16) is having a good year: His thesis film "Sandy Beach" debuted at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival, and now he's working on a documentary about "Distant Vision," Francis Ford Coppola's latest project. Read more about his story here.