Monday, November 20

UCLA alumna Lisa Ebersole created and acted in "37 Problems," a self-referential comedy web series about a 37-year-old who must choose between her screenwriting career or motherhood. Ebersole will host a premiere screening of "37 Problems" and a live Q&A at James Bridges Theater on Friday at 7 p.m. (Courtesy of Lisa Ebersole)

Alumna films comedy series on navigating between motherhood and career

Fictional 37-year-old Amanda is wrapped up in her screenwriting career until she finds out she only has one ovarian egg left. In “37 Problems,” a comedy web series written, directed, starring and produced by Lisa Ebersole, protagonist Amanda focuses on getting her own web series off the ground until she must decide whether or not to make motherhood a priority. Read more...

UCLA alumna Lisa Ebersole created and acted in "37 Problems," a self-referential comedy web series about a 37-year-old who must choose between her screenwriting career or motherhood. Ebersole will host a premiere screening of "37 Problems" and a live Q&A at James Bridges Theater on Friday at 7 p.m. (Courtesy of Lisa Ebersole)

Hal Ackerman retired from UCLA in 2015 but has returned every winter quarter since to teach. In honor of the 15th anniversary of his book on screenwriting, Ackerman released an updated edition of the book and will be discussing it Monday with a panel at the Barnes & Noble in Burbank, California. (Axel Lopez/Daily Bruin)
Hal Ackerman retired from UCLA in 2015 but has returned every winter quarter since to teach. In honor of the 15th anniversary of his book on screenwriting, Ackerman released an updated edition of the book and will be discussing it Monday with a panel at the Barnes & Noble in Burbank, California. (Axel Lopez/Daily Bruin)

Second-year theater student Lillie Muir performs as Poseidon, a principal dancer and a narrator in the off-Broadway production of "Blamed: An Established Fiction." (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin Senior Staff)
Second-year theater student Lillie Muir performs as Poseidon, a principal dancer and a narrator in the off-Broadway production of "Blamed: An Established Fiction." (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin Senior Staff)

Graduate student Nick Adams wrote the original screenplay "A Billion Dollars,"
which he worked on with Chapman University producing student Xia Huang. (Alyssa Dorn/Daily Bruin staff)

Film students explore benefits of interschool collaborations

Los Angeles is a goldmine of prestigious film schools. Colleges located in the homeland of cinematic showbiz have distinct teaching styles. However, some students choose to collaborate with those from other schools to make movies that combine the differing educational foundations of UCLA, USC and Chapman University. Read more...

Graduate student Nick Adams wrote the original screenplay "A Billion Dollars,"
which he worked on with Chapman University producing student Xia Huang. (Alyssa Dorn/Daily Bruin staff)

The UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television will co-present the eighth annual "Transforming Hollywood" event, which will focus on how digital algorithms track online entertainment consumers' activity and preferences to ensure the success of entertainment companies' future content. (UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television)

Transforming Hollywood conference explores evolving media landscape

USC and UCLA will combine forces Friday to coordinate the eighth annual Transforming Hollywood conference, held in the James Bridges Theater starting at 9 a.m. The event, which aims to educate attendees about the changing landscape of entertainment and technology, is co-directed by Denise Mann, co-head of the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television’s Producers Program and professor in the Department of Film, Television and Digital Media, and Henry Jenkins, provost professor of communication, journalism, cinematic arts and education at USC. Read more...

The UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television will co-present the eighth annual "Transforming Hollywood" event, which will focus on how digital algorithms track online entertainment consumers' activity and preferences to ensure the success of entertainment companies' future content. (UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television)

Second-year American literature and culture student Hannah Payne plays Stephanie on the new Netflix show "13 Reasons Why," based on the book of the same name. The character Stephanie makes an appearance in two episodes as a ditzy high school girl. (Courtesy of Hannah Rexinger)
Second-year American literature and culture student Hannah Payne plays Stephanie on the new Netflix show "13 Reasons Why," based on the book of the same name. The character Stephanie makes an appearance in two episodes as a ditzy high school girl. (Courtesy of Hannah Rexinger)

UCLA alumna Gina Prince-Bythewood and her husband Reggie Rock Bythewood co-created, co-directed, co-wrote and co-executive produced "Shots Fired," a television series about police brutality. (Courtesy of Frank Micelotta/FOX)
UCLA alumna Gina Prince-Bythewood and her husband Reggie Rock Bythewood co-created, co-directed, co-wrote and co-executive produced "Shots Fired," a television series about police brutality. (Courtesy of Frank Micelotta/FOX)