Thursday, March 30

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)

UCLA lecturer James Franco is the excutive producer for the Lifetime film "High School Lover." He brought on a UCLA student and alumna, Jerell Rosales and Jessica Dube (left to right), to help direct and write the script. (Esmeralda Lopez/Daily Bruin)

Bruins collaborate on James Franco movie ‘High School Lover’

Jerell Rosales didn’t think twice when his friend and former teacher James Franco emailed to ask if he wanted to direct Franco’s new movie. UCLA alumnus and lecturer Franco brought on both Rosales, a directing graduate student, and Jessica Dube, a UCLA screenwriting alumna, to work on the Lifetime film “High School Lover.” Debuting Saturday, “High School Lover” is a romantic thriller about a teen girl swept off her feet by an older celebrity, who soon becomes obsessive. Read more...

UCLA lecturer James Franco is the excutive producer for the Lifetime film "High School Lover." He brought on a UCLA student and alumna, Jerell Rosales and Jessica Dube (left to right), to help direct and write the script. (Esmeralda Lopez/Daily Bruin)

Three UCLA alumni, Scott Yacyshyn, Benji Kleiman, and Stephen Cedars banded together to create the TV show "Snatchers," which will premiere Saturday at the Sundance Film Festival. (Courtesy of Hanna Bolte)
Three UCLA alumni, Scott Yacyshyn, Benji Kleiman, and Stephen Cedars banded together to create the TV show "Snatchers," which will premiere Saturday at the Sundance Film Festival. (Courtesy of Hanna Bolte)

(Courtesy of Daniel Smith/Paramount Pictures)

Movie review: ‘Allied’

“Allied” is Brad Pitt’s worst movie since “Mr. & Mrs. Smith.” The suspenseful war romance brings the tension and the drama with its climactic action scenes, but doesn’t do justice to the love story. Read more...

(Courtesy of Daniel Smith/Paramount Pictures)

The Sunken Gardens at UCLA transformed into Stars Hollow, the fictional town from the "Gilmore Girls" television series. Saturday and Sunday's "Gilmore Girls" festival coincided with the Westwood premiere of Netflix's revival of the early 2000s show. (Laura Uzes/Daily Bruin)
The Sunken Gardens at UCLA transformed into Stars Hollow, the fictional town from the "Gilmore Girls" television series. Saturday and Sunday's "Gilmore Girls" festival coincided with the Westwood premiere of Netflix's revival of the early 2000s show. (Laura Uzes/Daily Bruin)

Fourth-year economics student Ali Mahir Aksu landed a job as an associate producer on the film “Laid in America” about high school exchange students. (Miriam Bribiesca/Photo editor)
Fourth-year economics student Ali Mahir Aksu landed a job as an associate producer on the film “Laid in America” about high school exchange students. (Miriam Bribiesca/Photo editor)