MISC announces social impact films of the year

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SCA Hosts Panel on AI and the Future of Media

AI Panel
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USC Student Films Win Big at Cannes

Cannes Film Festival
Film Profile

Chair of the Peter Stark Producing Program and Oscar-Nominated Producer Dead at 96

Larry Turman
Faculty Profile

Alumni Spotlight: Sergio Zaciu '20
October 1, 2023

Sergio Zaciu '20 is one half of the filmmaking duo, the Zaciu Brothers, and is a MFA graduate of SCA's Film & Television production. Sergio joins us to discuss his mentorship with Palme d'Or's winning director Cristian Mungiu, his creative processes, and what advice he would give to aspiring filmmakers.

How a USC Filmmaker Helped Create a New Style of Journalism
Mike Saltz’s new book recalls his work at the MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour
September 28, 2023

SCA alum Mike Saltz's new book explores his time at the MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour, where he innovatively blended filmmaking and "serious news" to shape modern news reporting.

Interpreters Wanted: USC Alumnus and Army Veteran Robert Ham Advocates for His Afghan Colleagues
September 28, 2023

In the documentary Interpreters Wanted, Ham '17 tells the story of their work together, and his interventions to help the Haqmal brothers get out of Afghanistan when the promised Special Immigrant Visas failed to materialize in a timely manner.

SCA Alum Launches Inaugural Armenian Film Festival
September 28, 2023

Armen Karaoghlanian '12, the CEO and Founder of the Armenian Film Society, successfully launched the first Armenian Film Festival in Glendale, California, this September. The festival kicked off with a book signing event featuring SCA alum Howard Kazanjian and included an engaging Q&A session with another SCA alum, Sev Ohanian.

Alumni Spotlight: Anant Mehra '22
September 1, 2023

Anant Mehra '22 is an Indian writer-director based in Los Angeles and recent graduate of SCA's MFA Film & Television production program. Anant joins us to dicuss what inspired him to move to Los Angeles to attend film school, the multicultural ideas and concepts that inspire his filmmaking, and his takeaways from his experiences in the festival circuit.

SCA’s First Look Film Showcase
August 23, 2023

The annual showcase highlights advanced projects at the School of Cinematic Arts organized by the SCA Industry Relations Office. Applications open in October 2023. 

The rocking dual life of SCA building manager, Steve Olson
August 23, 2023

As the School’s Building Systems Manager, Steve Olson helps mitigate any systems problems that pop up throughout the buildings and also builds a mean electronic guitar. 

Alumni Spotlight: Nicholas Hatton '09
July 31, 2023

Nicholas Hatton '09 is a twice Emmy-nominated television and film producer, most recently nominated for the hit Amazon Freevew show Jury Duty. Nicholas sat down with us to talk about his journey into producing experimental projects and the lessons he learned from his time working on Jury Duty.

Alumni Spotlight: Anna Zlokovic ’14
June 26, 2023

Anna Zlokovic ’14 is the award-winning writer/director of Appendage, releasing on Hulu in fall 2023. Anna joins us today to discuss writing inspiration, adapting Appendage from short to feature, and the lessons she's learned from her directorial debut.

Alumni Spotlight: LaTerrian “LT” Officer-McIntosh '20
June 5, 2023

LaTerrian “LT” Officer-McIntosh '20 is the Director and Founder of Outlast Arts and Education, a teacher, and a filmmaker. She joins us today to talk about the story behind Outlast, her time at SCA, what inspires her to keep going, and what's next for the film program.

MFA Graduate Brings Pasifika Voices to SCA with Thesis Film
May 25, 2023

Peter Filimaua ’23, a Samoan-Mexican American filmmaker, aims to bring authentic representation of his culture to the big screen with his MFA thesis film, FILI.

SCA Shines Spotlight on Diversity and Inclusion
May 25, 2023

On May 1st, the USC School of Cinematic Arts Council on Diversity & Inclusion launched its first annual awards for outstanding work. The awards were presented to students from the School's seven divisions and Expanded Animation program, recognizing their groundbreaking efforts in empowering diverse voices and perspectives.

Brian Grazer, Ron Howard and Tracy Oliver Take Center Stage at SCA’s Graduation
May 13, 2023

Brian Grazer and Ron Howard delivered an inspiring SCA Commencement Address; Tracy Oliver received the Mary Pickford Alumni Award


"Straight to Series" and "546" Workshop Hatches College Television Award Winners
April 27, 2023

SCA students win big at the 42nd College Television Awards with the Straight to Series course (CTPR 486) project Provenance winning Best Drama and the 546 Workshop (CTPR 546) project Wei-Lai taking home Best Comedy Series.

From SCA Orientation Chat to Hollywood: Brazilian-American Duo Awarded $40K Comedy Screenplay Award
April 27, 2023

Gabby Fizsman ’22 and Isabella Ares ’23 are the latest recipients of the Kevin Smith Comedy Screenplay Award which comes with a $40,000 grant, industry mentors and the opportunity to bring their original script, Holy Smokes, to life

Industry Week Returns To SCA!
April 27, 2023

SCA's Industry Week, hosted by The Office of Industry Relations, returned for the first time since 2019 with a jam-packed schedule of events connecting students with top industry professionals.

SCA Dedicates New Lounge to Close Out Year-Long Celebration of SCA Alum John Singleton's Career
April 27, 2023

Dean Elizabeth Daley joined John Singleton’s mother Shelia Ward-Johnson in welcoming a packed house to a special screening of the series finale of FX’s Snowfall and unveil plans for the John Singleton Lounge in SCA.

SCA Students Premiere Independent Short Film at TCL Chinese Theater
April 27, 2023

A group of 23 SCA students and alumni recently premiered their short film, BOOBA, at Hollywood's famous TCL Chinese Theatre on April 24, 2023. The student-run production company behind the film, iNGSANE Productions, is already gearing up for their next project.

SCA Welcomes Robert Yeoman to the Faculty Team
April 27, 2023

Celebrated cinematographer and SCA alumnus, Robert Yeoman has joined the School of Cinematic Arts faculty, in the Division of Film & Television Production. Known for his collaboration with director Wes Anderson, SCA is excited for what Yeoman will bring to the SCA community.