Stories by Desa Philadelphia:
Screening, lounge dedication close out yearlong celebration of John Singleton’s career
The USC alumnus’ mother joins Dean Elizabeth Daley of the USC School of Cinematic Arts and a packed house to view the series finale of FX’s Snowfall.
AI panel quells worries about bots taking over creative industry jobs
Is AI creative? A USC forum works to dispel myths about what artificial intelligence is currently able to do.
Women of Cinema Arts hosts screening, discussion of gender equity in entertainment, tech
Panelists discuss their personal journeys to getting projects made and overcoming the disappointment of stalled projects, intermittent unemployment and rejection.
Justin Accardi Foundation for the Arts supports students studying cinema
The foundation’s latest initiative provides support for wellness practices that encourage students to take care of their mental health and build community with their classmates.
USC School of Cinematic Arts to share in $50 million gift from Patricia W. Mitchell Trusts
The gift, split among three universities, honors television trailblazer John H. Mitchell and will support major initiatives in diversity, ethics and film preservation.
Endowment from Survivor’s Mark Burnett supports USC School of Cinematic Arts
The Emmy-winning producer endows the chair held by David Weitzner, who heads the Summer Program featuring classes on filmmaking, writing and interactive game design.
Directing hit comedies is serious business for Tim Story
The alumnus learned his craft on music videos before finding success at the helm of films like Ride Along and Barbershop.
Unexpected class opens new world for playwright
Now-successful EM Lewis hadn’t written plays before because it “had not occurred to me.”
And the Oscar for best conversation goes to …
Film academy president talks Trojan ties, Hollywood history and plans for a long-awaited movie museum in Los Angeles.
Dennis Hopper images find a home at USC
SCA salutes the celebrated actor and photographer at public opening of The Dennis Hopper Collection.
Storytellers inspire action through film
The lab’s mandate is to embed the kinds of facts and information that can motivate awareness and behavioral change into engaging cinematic experiences.
Spielberg honors longtime collaborator who’s a cut above
Steven Spielberg honored one of his friends at the formal dedication of the Michael Kahn Endowed Chair in Editing at the USC School of Cinematic Arts.
Industry giants interact within SCA’s new building
Imagine the entertainment landscape of the future. What does it look like?
Building a new world in film
A script didn’t exist when Alex McDowell started to create the Washington, D.C., of the future for Steven Spielberg’s Minority Report.