Wednesday, September 19



UCLA alumnus and Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black recently won the Writers Guild of America’s Valentine Davies Award, an honor he was presented with Feb. 11 for his work as an LGBTQ rights activist. Black said he will continue to produce works that raise awareness for social justice issues. (ABC/Phil Bray)

Screenwriter uses emotional films to spread message about marriage equality

Dustin Lance Black promised LGBTQ children that they would soon have full, equal federal rights on the stage of the 2009 Academy Awards. After receiving the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for his film, “Milk,” the UCLA alumnus stepped away from film to work as an activist, bringing cases of marriage equality to federal courts. Read more...

Photo: UCLA alumnus and Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black recently won the Writers Guild of America’s Valentine Davies Award, an honor he was presented with Feb. 11 for his work as an LGBTQ rights activist. Black said he will continue to produce works that raise awareness for social justice issues. (ABC/Phil Bray)

UCLA alumnus and Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black recently won the Writers Guild of America’s Valentine Davies Award, an honor he was presented with Feb. 11 for his work as an LGBTQ rights activist. Black said he will continue to produce works that raise awareness for social justice issues. (ABC/Phil Bray)


Dorothy Blyskal, a UCLA Extension alumna, is the screenwriter for Clint Eastwood's upcoming film, "The 15:17 to Paris." Blyskal first began her film career as a production assistant on Eastwood's 2016 film "Sully." (Photo courtesy of Kevin Kielty)

Q&A: UCLA Extension alum talks journey to becoming Hollywood screenwriter

Dorothy Blyskal’s first job in the film industry was working as a production assistant on Clint Eastwood’s 2016 film “Sully.” Now, the UCLA Extension alumna is the screenwriter for Eastwood’s latest film, “The 15:17 to Paris,” which will be in wide release Friday. Read more...

Photo: Dorothy Blyskal, a UCLA Extension alumna, is the screenwriter for Clint Eastwood's upcoming film, "The 15:17 to Paris." Blyskal first began her film career as a production assistant on Eastwood's 2016 film "Sully." (Photo courtesy of Kevin Kielty)

Dorothy Blyskal, a UCLA Extension alumna, is the screenwriter for Clint Eastwood's upcoming film, "The 15:17 to Paris." Blyskal first began her film career as a production assistant on Eastwood's 2016 film "Sully." (Photo courtesy of Kevin Kielty)

(Claire Sun/Daily Bruin)

Reel Representation: Diversity can revitalize Hollywood’s routine of remakes, reboots

Another day, another remake. Sometimes it seems like Hollywood is relying on sequels and reboots to make up for its lack of original content. In recent years, the film and TV industries have produced remakes of everything from action films like “The Mummy” to sitcoms like “Will & Grace,” with more projects on the horizon. Read more...

Photo: (Claire Sun/Daily Bruin)

(Claire Sun/Daily Bruin)



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