UCLA TFT Alumni Newsletter - June 23, 2017
UCLA TFT Alumni Newsletter
June 23, 2017
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News and TFT Alumni Events
Listen to an Audio Interview
with Ana Lily Amirpour
HollywoodChicago.com has posted an audio interview with alumna Ana Lily Amirpour (MFA '10) about her new film The Bad Batch.  The interview was recorded in Chicago  while on a promotional tour for the film.
Windy City Times Interviews
Kavin Panmeechao
Windy City Times interviews alumnus  Kavin Panmeechao ('06) about his role in The King and I, now touring, and at Oriental Theatre in Chicago through July 2.

Read the interview here.
Luce Puppet Company Performs All-Dog
Cinderella Show in Pasadena on June 24

The Luce Puppet Company, led by former professional theater designer Elizabeth Luce (MFA '87), will be presenting this Saturday, June 24, a new twist to the Cinderella story, the fairy tale you know and love, but on its head with an all-dog cast and do-it-yourself twist.

The show will be held at the Pasadena Public Library’s Donald Wright Auditorium starting at 10 a.m.

Luce presents delightful hand and rod puppet shows for families and children of all ages, with all shows performed on a colorful, portable puppet stage which stands seven feet high by five feet square. The puppet stage travels with a sound system, sets, curtains and lights. The show takes place about five feet off the ground, so everyone has a ringside seat.

On Saturday, help Cinderella design and build her own way to her dream come true! Handcrafted puppets, original stories, live, interactive performances, and child approved fun are all signature trademarks of a Luce Puppet Company show'

After earning an MFA from UCLA in set and costume design, Elizabeth Luce worked as a professional theatre designer for over ten years. She has also worked as a graphic designer/illustrator.

Luce has received awards for her design work in both fields, including an Emmy for her original children’s video, “The Mousecracker,” an all-mouse puppet version of Tchaikovsy’s “The Nutcracker.”

She now works almost exclusively in puppetry, which has always been a part of her life. She still has the first rod puppet she built when she was five.

Saturday’s puppet show is free. Luce’s shows are most appropriate for children ages three through 11, but there is lots of humor and fun that appeals to the entire family. Children as young as two may also enjoy the shows if their older siblings or preschool classes are present and watching.

For more information, call (626) 744-4066 or visit www.cityofpasadena.net/library.

The Donald Wright Auditorium is at 285 E. Walnut Street in Pasadena.

UCLA Movie Night: "Field of Dreams"
Jackie Robinson Stadium - Sunday, June 25
"Chief Zabu" Screenings in Los Angeles in June

Cult indie comedy CHIEF ZABU, co-written and co-directed by Neil Cohen (UCLA '72), shot in 1986, lost, then rediscovered in 2016, will begin its tour of comedy clubs this summer in Los Angeles. At the end of June we will be playing (with directors' introduction and Q&A) at:

  • Nerdist Showroom, 7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles 90046, Saturday June 24 @ 4pm
  • Westside Comedy Theater, 1323-Alley 3rd St Promenade, Santa Monica 90401, Sunday June 25 @ 5pm
Seeking Credited Screenwriter for Development Think Tank

Established in May, 2003, we are a disciplined community of mostly produced screenwriters who convene twice monthly, each occasion to develop one colleague’s feature screenplay. Credits around the table reflect our eclectic crew:  Pee-wee’s Big Adventure, Toy Story 2, The Big Picture, Buffalo Soldiers, Bongwater, Chink, Nor’easter, Cheap Thrills, Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return and more; tv credits include The George Lopez Show and The Glades.  Just this past May 21, our member-on-hiatus’s Escaping Dad débuted on HBO. We infrequently recruit, but are open for one new member.

July 2nd deadline for applications. 

For further information and application guidelines, reply to sevenswans@sbcglobal.net

ScreenCraft Short Film Fund
Deadline June 30
Accepting applications now!  


And if you're writing a feature film screenplay, be sure to mark your calendar for these upcoming screenwriting contests' deadlines

Job Listings and Available Services
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Nerative Script Coverage Tool
TFT alumnus Curtis Baxter (MFA '15) has developed, with a team of UCLA alumni, a new, Bruins-only script coverage tool called nerative.

Perfect your story with Hollywood’s fastest growing and best way to receive detailed, professional caliber feedback. No matter if it’s for film & television, stage, or a college personal statement- this Bruins only team at nerative has you covered. Welcome to a new way to re-define story. Welcome to nerative! 

Visit us at  nerative.com
Complimentary Tickets
to Laugh Factory
Supply and Demand continues to be the most popular show at the Laugh Factory, and the run has been extended through September 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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