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Bryan Singer shakes up Critical Studies

The Bryan Singer Division of Critical Studies will be the first division at the USC School of Cinematic Arts to be named for one of its alumni. (Photo/David James)

From George Lucas and Steven Spielberg to Sumner Redstone, Jeffrey Katzenberg and Ray Stark, the USC School of Cinematic Arts’ foundation has literally been built through the names of its friends and alumni. Now filmmaker Bryan Singer ’89 joins the ranks of these entertainment industry powerhouses with a major donation to the school — a $5 million gift to name the Critical Studies division.