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Dean's Special Artist Series

Created by former UCLA TFT Dean Teri Schwartz, the Dean’s Special Artist Series showcases the filmmakers and films that are making an impact in the entertainment industry. The private evening events, which are designed especially for current TFT students, faculty, staff and alumni, include intimate Q&As with the attending filmmakers after their films are screened.



December 5, 2018
On the Basis of Sex

November 30, 2018
My Dinner With Hervé
Sacha Gervasi, director

November 1, 2018
The Other Side of the Wind
Frank Marshall, producer

October 22, 2018
The Bureau


May 8, 2017
Goldie Hawn, actress; Jonathan Levine, director

April 17, 2017
The Promise
Terry George, director; Dr. Eric Esrailian, producer; Mike Medavoy, producer

February 2, 2017
A Cure for Wellness
Gore Verbinksi, director



May 2, 2016
Meg Ryan, director

March 23, 2016
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Wesley Coller, executive producer; Larry Fong, cinematographer

November 5, 2015
Edge (Amazon TV series)
Shane Black, writer-director-executive producer; Fred Dekker, writer-executive producer



January 27, 2014
The Wolf of Wall Street
Rob Legato, visual effects supervisor

November 18, 2013
The Armstrong Lie
Frank Marshall, executive producer

November 13, 2013
Alexander Payne, director



February 8, 2012
Rob Legato, special effects supervisor

January 25, 2012
Albert Nobbs
Rodrigo Garcia, director; Judy Linn, producer

November 21, 2011
The Descendants
Alexander Payne, writer-director

November 1, 2011
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
Wayne Wang, writer-director; Florence Sloan, producer; Lisa See, author



February 23, 2011
Wally Pfister, cinematographer