UCLA TFT Alumni Newsletter - March 3, 2017
UCLA TFT Alumni Newsletter
March 3, 2017
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News and TFT Alumni Events
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

Jayongela Wilder directed the show “Venus," which will be performed in March using bendable PVC pipes as props. The play focuses on historical tales of black women and the portrayal of power. (Axel Lopez/Daily Bruin)
TFT graduate students stage four-play event ‘Project III’
Raunak Devjani wrote a Daily Bruin piece on the TFT graduate students who are staging a four-play event called "Project III".

"Project III" Directed by Evelina Stampa, Ying Yan, Shichang Jin and Jayongela Wilder, will show Feb. 23 - Mar. 18 at UCLA’s Macgowan Hall. FREE
Daniel Pyne Named Showrunner on Amazon's BOSCH,
Set to Release "Catalina Eddy"
Daniel Pyne (MFA '91) was recently named showrunner on the Amazon series BOSCH, set in Los Angeles and based on the best-selling Michael Connelly novels. On March 7, a novella collection of his own work, Catalina Eddy, will be released. Three loosely connected crime novellas, each are set in a distinct era that explore the immutable police underworld of Southern California.
Short Documentary "Perfectly Normal" Selected for 
SXSW Film Festival
The short documentary  “Perfectly Normal”, directed by Joris Debeij, provides an intimate insight into the mind of a middle-aged man with Aspergers Syndrome.  SXSWThe Santa Barbara International Film Festival and the  Cinequest Festival are among those leading festivals that have chosen to share this personal story with their audiences. The project was Executive Produced by David Weiner (MBA '06) and Produced by Marieke Oudejans (MFA '06).

Screening details for SXSW 2017 - Documentary Shorts Competition: 

* Zach Theatre, March 11, 11.15 am - 12.50 pm

* Rollins Theatre at the Long Center, March 13, 7 pm - 8.35 pm

* Stateside Theatre, March 16, 1.30 pm - 3.05 pm 

Below is a complete list of festivals that have selected "Perfectly Normal" to screen:

Official Selection SXSW Film Festival 2017.
Official Selection Camerimage Film Festival 2016.
Official Selection Santa Barbara International Film Festival 2017.
Official Selection Cinequest International Film & VR Festival 2017.
Official Selection Oxford International Film Festival 2017.
Official Selection Raw Film Festival 2017.
Official Selection Athens Film + Video Festival 2017

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.

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 two 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
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 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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