News from 2006

Digital Trifecta
Grads Sign Three-Game Deal With Sony
November 27, 2006

With the release of their game flOw this December, two graduates of the Interactive Media Division mark the beginning of a three-game deal with Sony Computer Entertainment America.

Record-Breaking Groundbreaking
School of Cinematic Arts Celebrates New Name and Complex
October 5, 2006

With hundreds of students, alumni, faculty, and supporters on hand, USC’s cinema program made history on October 4, celebrating a record-breaking $175 million gift from George Lucas’ Lucasfilm Foundation that will fund new buildings and launch a major endowment campaign.

Historic Signing
Marking The Creation Of The Red Sea Institute Of Cinematic Arts
September 21, 2006

King Abdullah II of Jordan presided over a ceremony in New York City on September 20th marking the creation of the Red Sea Institute of Cinematic Arts (RSICA) in Jordan’s Red Sea resort town of Aqaba.

Movie Maestro
Composing A Different Tortured Tale Of Beethoven
August 17, 2006

As pirates and superheroes usher out the summer, one film from the Division of Film & Television Production Chair Michael Taylor about a musical genius is set to take audiences back in time.

Agent Extraordinaire
Marking The Installation Of The School's 13th Endowed Chair
May 12, 2006

At a star-studded gala that began with the fanfare of the Trojan Marching Band, friends, family, scholars, students, and supporters of Associate Dean Larry Auerbach marked his installation as the school’s record-breaking 13th endowed chair on May 10.

Digital Dimensions
Showcasing Games, Immersive Environments and Mobile Media
May 1, 2006

The power for electronic games, immersive spaces and mobile media to transform and press the boundaries of our physical and virtual worlds is on full display this week at dimension 9, nine unexplored territories, this year’s version of the Interactive Media Division’s annual M.F.A. thesis projects.

The Power Of Love
USC Grads Capture The Heart Of The Student Emmys
March 21, 2006

When a love letter ultimately wins the girl’s heart, along with a student Emmy, it’s a sure sign that something besides amour is in the air for three USC filmmakers.