Thursday, November 23

UCLA alumnus and previous faculty member James Bassler began to study the art of weaving in the basement of Royce Hall after witnessing the integration of textiles in Asian culture. (Courtesy of Reed Hutchinson)
UCLA alumnus and previous faculty member James Bassler began to study the art of weaving in the basement of Royce Hall after witnessing the integration of textiles in Asian culture. (Courtesy of Reed Hutchinson)

Incoming student Katie Speare was inspired to create a film about her experience speaking with Cambodian locals after taking a trip to the country. The documentary will be featured in the AMC All American High School Film Festival in October. (Jennifer Hu/Daily Bruin)
Incoming student Katie Speare was inspired to create a film about her experience speaking with Cambodian locals after taking a trip to the country. The documentary will be featured in the AMC All American High School Film Festival in October. (Jennifer Hu/Daily Bruin)

UCLA adjunct associate organ professor Christoph Bull recorded his music for the "Ghostbusters" movie score at the First Congregational Church of Los Angeles. The church was lit blue and green for two days in May to evoke a "Ghostbusters" ambiance. (Miriam Bribiesca/Photo editor)
UCLA adjunct associate organ professor Christoph Bull recorded his music for the "Ghostbusters" movie score at the First Congregational Church of Los Angeles. The church was lit blue and green for two days in May to evoke a "Ghostbusters" ambiance. (Miriam Bribiesca/Photo editor)

UCLA alumnus Brian L. Tan directed the film “Holdout,” which will premiere at the Crest Theater in Westwood on Friday. As a UCLA student, Tan founded the Film and Photography Society in 2006. (Kira VandenBrande/Daily Bruin)

Alumnus director delves into drama with independent film ‘Holdout’

Brian L. Tan said he used to pack nearly one thousand people into Ackerman Grand Ballroom to showcase the Film and Photography Society’s work. Six years later, the UCLA alumnus is hosting a red carpet event at the Crest Theater in Westwood on Friday for his new movie “Holdout.” As a UCLA student, he founded FPS in 2006 through which he primarily built his directorial and film experience. Read more...

UCLA alumnus Brian L. Tan directed the film “Holdout,” which will premiere at the Crest Theater in Westwood on Friday. As a UCLA student, Tan founded the Film and Photography Society in 2006. (Kira VandenBrande/Daily Bruin)

Westwood Village Entertainment Group performed at Bruin Day this year, with founder and third-year ethnomusicology student Munir Griffin (left) on saxophone. (Jintak Han/Daily Bruin)
Westwood Village Entertainment Group performed at Bruin Day this year, with founder and third-year ethnomusicology student Munir Griffin (left) on saxophone. (Jintak Han/Daily Bruin)

Alumna Alison Elliott is currently starring in "Six Characters in Search of an Author," a play that premiered Saturday in Pasadena. Elliott performs alongside her mother, father and younger brother, and said her close relationship with her family allowed her to get past the strange relationships the characters experience in the play. (Courtesy of Craig Shwartz)
Alumna Alison Elliott is currently starring in "Six Characters in Search of an Author," a play that premiered Saturday in Pasadena. Elliott performs alongside her mother, father and younger brother, and said her close relationship with her family allowed her to get past the strange relationships the characters experience in the play. (Courtesy of Craig Shwartz)

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Mindy Kaling, Jonas Rivera discuss making of ‘Inside Out’

In 2012, Bill Hader told Mindy Kaling he was involved in a secret Pixar project involving emotions when they were shooting the pilot episode of “The Mindy Project.” Initially jealous, Kaling said she later gleefully told Hader he wasn’t so special anymore when she too was added to the cast of “Inside Out” a year later. Read more...

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