UCLA TFT Alumni Newsletter - February 24, 2017
UCLA TFT Alumni Newsletter
February 24, 2017
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News and TFT Alumni Events
Sketch to Screen 2017
Costume Design Panel and Celebration
TOMORROW! February 25th, 2017

Presented by Swarovski, Dean Teri Schwartz and UCLA TFT’s David C. Copley Center for the Study of Costume Design, the seventh annual Sketch to Screen Costume Design Panel and Celebration will take place on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017 at UCLA’s Schoenberg Hall.

On the eve of the Academy Awards each year, Deborah Nadoolman Landis, Chair and Founding Director of the Copley Center, welcomes a stellar group of international costume designers to the UCLA TFT campus to discuss their craft. With Professor Landis moderating, the Sketch to Screen panelists engage in a thought-provoking panel discussion about the central role costume designers play in cinematic storytelling. Audience members are given an invaluable look into some of the most successful creative minds in Hollywood.

More information on the event can be found here.

TO PURCHASE TICKETS FOR THE 2017 PANEL AND RECEPTION, VISIT: www.tft.ucla.edu/sketchtoscreen2017

TFT Alumni Nights with The Archive Presents:
Smooth Talk - February 27th

Smooth Talk and the short film Recital, which precedes the feature, are part of the ongoing program, “TFT Alumni Nights with The Archive”.

We offer FREE admission for TFT Alumni who say, “TFT ALUMNI” at the box office at the Billy Wilder Theater.

February 27, 2017 - 7:30 pm at the  Billy Wilder Theater.

Recital  (1978, 20 min.)

Dir. Stephanie Beroes.  Distributor: LUX. Cinematographer: S. Beroes, Janis Lipzin, Pamela Mosher, Keehn Thompson. With: Button Quinn, Pamela Mosher, Sharon Wood, Wendy Olsen, Babeth Van Loo.

Smooth Talk  (1985)

Fifteen year-old Connie (a nubile Laura Dern) and her friends use their summer break in Northern California to experiment with the trappings of womanhood--eyeshadow, hairspray, and revealing clothing—as they shakily navigate this new, adult world of crushes, and confront the perils of sexual exploration. This narrative debut from Joyce Chopra (her first few works were documentaries) dives headfirst into that time when boys aren’t just mysterious bodies, but also opportunities for the heretofore unknown mobility represented by that ultimate symbol of American freedom (and danger): his car. With hints of  Lolita and the decade’s earlier  Fast Times at Ridgemont High, this under-appreciated coming-of-age story is a sobering yet profound entry from the John Hughes era as only a woman could materialize.

35mm, color, 92 min.  Dir. Joyce Chopra.  Production: Goldcrest Films International; Nepenthe Productions. Distribution: Paramount Pictures [Swank]. Producer: Martin Rosen. Based on the short story by Joyce Carol Oates. Screenwriter: Tom Cole. Cinematographer: James Glennon. Production Design: David Wasco. Editor: Patrick Dodd. Composer: Bill Payne; Russ Kunkel; George Massenburg. With: Laura Dern, Mary Kay Place, Elizabeth Berridge, Levon Helm, Treat Williams.

2017 Hollywood Diversity Report Released
Published by UCLA’s Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies, the 2017 Hollywood Diversity Report is now available. Bunche Center research has shown that film and TV content that is more diverse tends to deliver a better financial return on investment. UCLA Newsroom has the story.
Art Director Marika Stephens and Her Work on "To the Bone"
TFT Alumna Marika Stephens ('09) was featured in a Daily Bruin article earlier this month. She talks about her work on the film "To the Bone," which premiered last month at Sundance, and was subsequently picked up by Netflix. 
Dustin Lance Black's Series "When We Rise" Will Premiere on ABC Feb. 27th

TFT alumnus and Academy Award-winner Dustin Lance Black’s ('96) new 5-part, 8-hour series "When We Rise," will premiere Monday, Feb. 27 on ABC.

TFT alumna Jacqueline Martinez (MFA '13) served as costumer on the series.

TRAILER: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwvgMNE9ozg

I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore 
Now Streaming on Netflix
Beginning today you can stream the film " I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore" on Netflix. The film took Grand Jury Prize at this year's Sundance Film Festival. Alumni Maxwell Hamilton ('13) appears in the film as "Smoker" and Nick Spicer (MFA '06) served as the film's Executive Producer.
MFA Production of HELEN
March 14th is Alumni Night
Free Tickets for Alumni
HELEN by Euripides   
Translation by Carl Mueller, Directed by Michael Hackett

In the aftermath of the Trojan War, the real Helen finds herself stranded in a foreign land with a husband who believes she is an imposter.  In this lyrical variation of the myth, Euripides presents a complex portrayal of a misunderstood heroine. Featuring MFA actors from the Department of Theater.

March 9‐11, 14 – 18, 2017 at 8 p.m.
March 11 and 18, 2017 at 2 p.m.
Little Theater   

Tickets:  www.tft.ucla.edu/theatertickets or 310 825 2101

Tuesday March 14th is Alumni Night! Stop by the Little Theater Lobby after the show to meet the cast of HELEN. Connect with today’s MFA Acting students and with other alumni. 

Free tickets for the first 20 alumni who mention “TFT Alumnus”.  General Admission:  $17

Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival
Submissions Open Through March 17th


July 6-16, 2017

Submission Guidelines

We are currently accepting submissions for Outfest Los Angeles!

Submission Deadlines

  • Early Bird Deadline: January 13, 2017
  • Regular Deadline: February 10, 2017
  • Late Deadline: March 3, 2017
  • Extended Deadline: March 17, 2017

Submit your Feature Film, Short Film, or Web & TV Series to the Outfest LA LGBT Film Festival here.

Tim Robbins to Star in HBO's Alan Ball Family Drama Series
TFT alumnus ('82) and Visiting Associate Professor  Tim Robbins will play the male lead opposite Holly Hunter in  Alan Ball's (“Six Feet Under,” “True Blood”) new, unnamed HBO drama series. Read more about it at Deadline.  
Free Proud Bruin Business Decal for Bruin Business Owners
These decals will be distributed to Bruins who own businesses and who are registered on UCLA ONE. If you own a business, please email us ( careerprograms@alumni.ucla.edu ) with the name of your company and your preferred mailing address, and we will ship you a Proud Bruin Business decal for you to display at your organization.
If you are a Bruin business owner, you are encouraged to register on
UCLA ONE and check the box for “Bruin Business Owner.” We’re excited to see these decals proudly displayed all over the globe!
Job Listings and Available Services
UCLAOne Jobs

Visit UCLAOne for UCLA Alumni job listings.
Script Coverage Tool for Bruins
TFT alumnus Curtis Baxter (MFA '15) has developed, with a team of UCLA alumni, a new, Bruins-only script coverage tool called nerative.

He describes it as " Hollywood's newest, cheapest, and best way to receive professional caliber story coverage on scripts or treatments. Where do alumni come in? Bruins only team. Welcome to nerative."

Please send all inquiries to info@nerative.com.

View the website at nerative.com.
Thelma & Louise Screening at The Wiltern
Win Tickets Below

Movie Night at The Wiltern: Thelma & Louise Film Screening

Celebrate International Women's Day with a special screening of '90s femme-centric film classic Thelma & Louise. The Oscar-winning screenplay follows the titular dynamic duo (played by Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis) as they cast aside their workaday grinds of waiting tables and tidying the house. Together, they rev up the engine of a '66 Thunderbird and take off on the road trip of a lifetime. Watch the two unexpected renegades ride off into the sunset once again as the Wiltern brings their adventure back to the big screen.

I have three pairs of tickets to give away to TFT Alumni for a screening of Thelma & Louise at  The Wiltern  on March 8. Email alumni@tft.ucla.edu if you'd like to claim them!
The Wallis Presents:
946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips
CTG Present: Good Grief
World Premiere

By Ngozi Anyanwu
Directed by Patricia McGregor

Nkechi was a good Nigerian girl. She did everything right. Went to med school. Made plans. Then life happened. And plans changed. A first-generation coming-of-age journey of love, loss, and growing into adulthood, Good Grief follows Nkechi as she navigates Pennsylvania’s suburbs alongside her childhood crush, her would-be-philosopher brother—the king of the cul-de-sac—and her immigrant parents. A fresh voice in American theatre, Ngozi Anyanwu makes her playwriting debut with this World premiere.

$25 Special Ticket Price
(Price Levels A & B, Reg. $70-$45)

For Performances - February 26 - March 12, 2017
Use code:  GGTIX

*Offer available online, by phone or in person.  Not valid on previously purchased tickets.  Subject to availability.  Cannot be combined with any other offers. Not available on March 5.

The crème de la crème of parody movies, Airplane!, comes to you LIVE on stage in a show that both satirizes and lovingly embraces the comedy classic you already know by heart.

Follow the tormented former fighter pilot, Ted Striker, as he tries to win back the affections of stewardess Elaine Dickenson on the doomed flight 209.

Full of the moments you love, and some new takes you might not expect, this ain't no passive theater event. Shout out lines, dance, sing and more when you join us aboard the Trans-American Flight traveling from LAX to Chicago O'Hare. Just don't eat the fish!

Alumna Chrisi Talyn Saje (MFA '11) wrote the adaptation, will produce the show, and plays Elaine. 

February 10th - March 18th. Fridays at 8PM, Saturdays at 8PM & 11PM

The Flight Theatre at The Complex
6472 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90038

Tickets $20.00.  UCLA TFT alumni: $12.50 with discount code: UCLATFT when ordering online only
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Supply and Demand continues to be the most popular show at the Laugh Factory, and the run has been extended through April for Hollywood and Long Beach! And we have a limited number of complimentary tickets for you and your friends.

Supply and Demand has been featured by everything from Time Out Los Angeles to ESPN. The show is packed with talent, and surprise guests at some of the venues have included Whitney Cummings, Joe Rogan, Jerrod Carmichael, Pete Holmes, Darrell Hammond, and more.

To get the complimentary tickets, visit http://www.ComedySupply.com

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