Troy Kotsur. Credit: Matt Stasi/Amy Aniobi. Credit: Joshua Kissi
It's that time of year again! We're very happy to announce that Academy Award-winning actor Troy Kotsur (CODA) will deliver the keynote address at UCLA TFT’s 75th annual Commencement ceremony on Friday, June 10 at Royce Hall. Presided over by Interim Dean Brian Kite, the 2:00 p.m. ceremony will recognize Amy Aniobi (MFA ’11), writer and executive producer on HBO's Insecure, with the Distinguished Alumni Award.Read more
Finding His Voice
The parents of retired TFT lecturer Vincent Brook escaped the Holocaust and started a new life in California. As they worked for Hollywood celebrities, their son grew up amongst the glitterati and developed a love for Tinseltown. Brook reflects on his family's story, his connection to Hollywood and how they both influenced his life's work.
Screenwriting alumna Davita Scarlett (MFA ’13), a co-executive producer on the Paramount+ series The Good Fight and Evil and a recent NAACP Image Award winner, chats about her TFT experience, her love of writing and working in Hollywood (but she's really back at home in New York).
In the News
FTVDM Professor Steve Anderson's book Reclaiming Popular Documentary (Indiana University Press), edited with Christie Milliken, received a 2022 Literary and Journal Award
from the Popular Culture Association.
Michael J. Benavente (BA ‘78) is the supervising sound editor for Under the Banner of Heaven on Hulu.
Musical Theater student Paravi is a featured performer on Baz Luhrmann's Elvis soundrack. The movie will be released on June 24.
In honor of the 40th anniversary of Michael Jackson's Thriller, the iconic red jacket worn by Jackson, designed by Distinguished Professor Deborah Nadoolman Landis, will be on display at Cleveland's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Landis will also be a guest expert on the new TCM original limited series Follow the Thread, premiering June 4, which explores the synergies between fashion and film.