Milius exposes legend and man

Milius, shot by directors Joey Figueroa and Zak Knutson, is one of the few documentaries with an ending that must not be spoiled. While other nonfiction films have no room for a climactic twist, this documentary, a look into the life of writer-director John Milius, surprises until the end and stirs emotion throughout its second […]

Lisa Kudrow interviews director about Friends, comedy

On Saturday actress Lisa Kudrow hosted a conversation with veteran director James Burrows. Burrows — who’s earned 10 Emmys, four Directors Guild Awards and a spot in the TV Academy Hall of Fame — received the Jack Oakie and Victoria Horne Oakie Masters Award for Comedy during this year’s Comedy@SCA Festival. Burrows has a long […]

Comedy @ SCA returns for 2013

This weekend, November 9th and 10th, USC’s School of Cinematic Arts will host Volume 2 of its Comedy@SCA Festival. The festival is part of the school’s greater initiative to cultivate an understanding and appreciation of the discipline of comedy. Launched in 2011, the program includes a new interdisciplinary comedy concentration open to all majors within the […]

Artist Sheperd Fairey surprises two USC classes

Graphic artist Shepard Fairey, designer of the Barack Obama Hope poster, surprised two USC classes yesterday by dropping in to explain his life’s work of exposing cultural truths and inspiring social change through graphic and street art. Students in the School of Cinematic Arts’ IML 420: “New Media for Social Change” and the Roski School […]