Stories by Ryan Gilmour:
New endowed fund supports Black and indigenous students in game design and tech
USC Games’ Gerald A. Lawson Endowment Fund will promote racial equity and inclusion in North America’s top-ranked game design program.
USC film students shake off Zoom fatigue by animating themselves
Classmates in the USC School of Cinematic Arts’ animation division collaborate to make visual magic on the commonly used video meeting platform.
Huge USC Games Expo to grow even further — by going completely online
The largest university-sponsored gaming and esports event in the world is set for mid-May.
Filmmaker Ted Braun talks about the conflict between a billionaire and Herbalife
The USC faculty member discusses his upcoming film about William Ackman and the multinational corporation.
A funny story about Funny Girl and other Hollywood history
The USC School of Cinematic Arts honors Ray Stark, the producer of such hit films as West Side Story, The Goodbye Girl and Annie.
In memoriam: Kenneth Hall
The longtime music editor worked on an A-list of Hollywood films, from E.T the Extra-Terrestrial and Patton to Poltergeist and L.A. Confidential.
So you wanna be a screenwriter, eh?
The unique aspect of a new book by USC Professor Jack Epps Jr.: It’s about writing and rewriting.
USC filmmaker takes his shot at consequences of gun violence
Professor Jeremy Kagan reflects on upcoming film about the lives of three characters upended by a firearm.
George Lucas Family Foundation gift to support diversity at USC School of Cinematic Arts
The largest single donation for student support in the cinematic arts school’s history — $10 million — will provide scholarships for African-American and Latino students.
Cinematic Arts Library adds the music of composer John Cacavas
Dean Daley and composer Michael Feinstein celebrate the school’s new Cacavas Music Collection.
Two USC alums land a plum film credit as producers
The colleagues discuss their roles on an upcoming film about boys who use skateboarding to escape the streets.
More than just a story: Now filmmakers build a whole new world
Innovative technology must couple with solid storytelling to be effective, professor says at USC forum.
Students check their egos at the door for Don Quixote
Members of a USC film class co-taught by James Franco get a lesson in humility and collaboration.
Cohen Foundation establishes scholarships for SCA undergrads
The fund will help 15 to 25 students at USC School of Cinematic Arts.
The IMAX Theatre and Immersive Lab to push the boundaries of filmmaking
The research and training facility will put advanced production tools in the hands of USC School of Cinematic Arts students.
Tracy Fullerton named director of USC Games
The longtime game designer and USC leader is the ‘perfect choice’ to oversee the unit, Dean Daley says.
Mark Jonathan Harris recalls the legacy of school’s giving mentors
School of Cinematic Arts installs Oscar-winning documentarian as first holder of the Bernard and Mona Kantor Endowed Chair.
George Lucas endows three new cinematic arts chairs
Professors Bruce Block, Michael Fink and Alex McDowell are installed as the first holders of the chairs.
Threes! moves up to No. 1
Threes! is a puzzle game in which players continuously create number combinations, pushing the progress of the game forward until they run out of moves.
Immersive journalism project strikes a chord at global forum
“Project Syria” transforms a YouTube clip of an attack in Aleppo into an immersive experience created in a virtual reality.
A filmmaker finds her voice
Documentarian Jamari Perry discusses how she found her voice on her award-winning documentary Soaring on Invisible Wings.
Trojans take control at Demo Day
Demo Day, the biannual event co-hosted by the Interactive Media & Games Division and Department of Computer Science, featured an assortment of new video games.
French government salutes USC scribe
USC School of Cinematic Arts Professor Howard Rodman was recognized on Oct. 31 by the French government as a Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters for his contribution to the arts.
Upcoming conference aims to redefine animation
“Redefining Animation,” the name of the 25th annual conference to be held by the Society for Animation Studies, will be hosted on June 23-27 at the USC School of Cinematic Arts.