Saturday, August 24

UCLA Extension alumnus Jean de Meuron was an executive producer for the Oscar-nominated short film "La femme et le TGV." He incorporated his arsenal of marketing skills including finance, poster design and script feedback. (Stella Huang/Daily Bruin)

Oscars 2017: Alum brings short film to nomination through marketing know-how

The walls of Melnitz Hall, lined with Hollywood movie posters, foreshadow the potential of students at UCLA. After studying within the entertainment capital of the United States, some Bruin filmmakers go on to contribute to award-winning films. Read more...

Photo: UCLA Extension alumnus Jean de Meuron was an executive producer for the Oscar-nominated short film "La femme et le TGV." He incorporated his arsenal of marketing skills including finance, poster design and script feedback. (Stella Huang/Daily Bruin)

UCLA Extension alumnus Jean de Meuron was an executive producer for the Oscar-nominated short film "La femme et le TGV." He incorporated his arsenal of marketing skills including finance, poster design and script feedback. (Stella Huang/Daily Bruin)


The "S.L.A.Y – Strong Ladies Aiding You" panel also included an accompanying art gallery featuring images of historical female figures such as Sally Ride and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The art exhibit will be open through Sunday. (Farida Saleh/Daily Bruin)

‘S.L.A.Y.’ art gallery celebrates women in the workplace

The word “slay” colloquially means to succeed at something amazing, but for UCLA national honor society Mortar Board, it’s an acronym for empowerment. “S.L.A.Y. – Strong Ladies Aiding You” is a multisensory gallery hosted by Mortar Board, running until Sunday in Kerckhoff Art Gallery. Read more...

Photo: The "S.L.A.Y – Strong Ladies Aiding You" panel also included an accompanying art gallery featuring images of historical female figures such as Sally Ride and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The art exhibit will be open through Sunday. (Farida Saleh/Daily Bruin)

The "S.L.A.Y – Strong Ladies Aiding You" panel also included an accompanying art gallery featuring images of historical female figures such as Sally Ride and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The art exhibit will be open through Sunday. (Farida Saleh/Daily Bruin)



UCLA alumnus Richard Barton Lewis drew upon his relationship with his 19-year-old son when writing the story for the upcoming film "The Space Between Us" about a Martian boy who travels to Earth. (Courtesy of Catherine Coleman)

Q&A: Alumnus brings son’s childhood obsession with space to new film

When producer Richard Barton Lewis saw actor Asa Butterfield in “Hugo,” he knew that the young actor was perfect for the lead in his next project, “The Space Between Us.” Lewis met Butterfield over a Skype call, and the experience reminded him of the very movie he was making. Read more...

Photo: UCLA alumnus Richard Barton Lewis drew upon his relationship with his 19-year-old son when writing the story for the upcoming film "The Space Between Us" about a Martian boy who travels to Earth. (Courtesy of Catherine Coleman)

UCLA alumnus Richard Barton Lewis drew upon his relationship with his 19-year-old son when writing the story for the upcoming film "The Space Between Us" about a Martian boy who travels to Earth. (Courtesy of Catherine Coleman)

Art alumnus Phil Davis created the artwork for the exhibit "MTV2" by photographing and then creating paintings of his friends and actors as they read a script he wrote based on a high school murder mystery. One example is "Promotional Photo (Group)" seen here. (Courtesy of Phil Davis)

Q&A: Art alumnus talks exhibition inspired by MTV’s ‘Scream’

All of Phil Davis’ ideas flew out the window when Night Gallery invited him to put on a solo exhibition. It wasn’t until he came across the Instagram account for MTV’s TV show “Scream” that he had a clear idea for an art show – a high school murder mystery. Read more...

Photo: Art alumnus Phil Davis created the artwork for the exhibit "MTV2" by photographing and then creating paintings of his friends and actors as they read a script he wrote based on a high school murder mystery. One example is "Promotional Photo (Group)" seen here. (Courtesy of Phil Davis)

Art alumnus Phil Davis created the artwork for the exhibit "MTV2" by photographing and then creating paintings of his friends and actors as they read a script he wrote based on a high school murder mystery. One example is "Promotional Photo (Group)" seen here. (Courtesy of Phil Davis)