Screenwriter Billy Ray shares his pro tips
at UCLA TFT's 2022 Orientation
Classes have started and Orientation 2022 is in the books! Academy Award nominated screenwriter Billy Ray (The Comey Rule, The Hunger Games) was the special guest speaker during the first day of Orientation on Sept. 20, where he chatted with screenwriting professor George Huang and answered questions from inquiring students. For more about Billy Ray and his work, read his Q&A with TFT.
Alumna Adamma Ebo (left) and Adanne Ebo. Credit: Kim Newmoney
Alumnae Ana Lily Amirpour (MFA ’10) and Catherine Hardwicke are directing episodes of the Guillermo del Toro anthology series Cabinet of Curiosities, premiering Oct. 25 on Netflix.
Beauty Queen director Myra Aquino (MFA ’20) was a winner at the Fine Cut Festival of Films. Faith Strongheart (MFA ’18) was a finalist for her film Havana.
Production designer Curt Beech (MFA ’03, Only Murders in the Building) and executive producer Kevin Messick (MFA ’89, Succession) are Primetime Emmy Award winners.
Oct. 22, 7:30 p.m.
Billy Wilder Theater
Set in the aftermath of the 1975 fall of Saigon, Journey From the Fall weaves together stories of a family separated and struggling for freedom. Director Ham Tran's (MFA ’10) award-winning drama artfully defies common narratives about the Vietnamese experience, examining the role of memory and family in communities, and a country, built out of resilience.
Nov. 13, 12:00 p.m.
Hillside Memorial Park
6001 W. Centinela Ave., Culver City
Documentary filmmaker and Professor Emerita Marina Goldovskaya will be remembered on Nov. 13. A gathering at the Smolin home follows.