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)

"Game of Thrones" actress Maisie Williams (center) made a surprise appearance at a "Game of Thrones" sixth season premiere viewing party Sunday night. Williams brought popcorn, chips, brownie bites and a bottle of prosecco with her to share with the students. (Courtesy of Maisie Williams via Instagram)
"Game of Thrones" actress Maisie Williams (center) made a surprise appearance at a "Game of Thrones" sixth season premiere viewing party Sunday night. Williams brought popcorn, chips, brownie bites and a bottle of prosecco with her to share with the students. (Courtesy of Maisie Williams via Instagram)

Bruin Consent Coalition hosted a panel that discussed the amateur porn industry and a screening of the 2015 documentary “Hot Girls Wanted” (above), directed by Jill Bauer and Ronna Gradus, Monday night. (Courtesy of Netflix)
Bruin Consent Coalition hosted a panel that discussed the amateur porn industry and a screening of the 2015 documentary “Hot Girls Wanted” (above), directed by Jill Bauer and Ronna Gradus, Monday night. (Courtesy of Netflix)

Michele Clapton, the former lead costume designer for "Game of Thrones," will teach a class called "Costume Design for Film and Television" in which students will redesign her costumes from the pilot episode of the show. Some members of the class have already completed preliminary sketches. (Diana Luna/Daily Bruin)
Michele Clapton, the former lead costume designer for "Game of Thrones," will teach a class called "Costume Design for Film and Television" in which students will redesign her costumes from the pilot episode of the show. Some members of the class have already completed preliminary sketches. (Diana Luna/Daily Bruin)

First-year undeclared student Dana Gaier voiced nine-year-old Edith, one of Gru’s adopted daughters, in the “Despicable Me” film series. (Julie Hanash/Daily Bruin)
First-year undeclared student Dana Gaier voiced nine-year-old Edith, one of Gru’s adopted daughters, in the “Despicable Me” film series. (Julie Hanash/Daily Bruin)

UCLA housing will host a panel discussion and Q&A with Jessica O’Toole (left) and Amy Rardin,  executive producers and writers for The CW’s “Jane the Virgin” Tuesday in the De Neve auditorium.The discussion will be moderated by UCLA TFT professors Sean Metzger and Kristy Guevara-Flanagan.  (Courtesy of Megan O'Toole)
UCLA housing will host a panel discussion and Q&A with Jessica O’Toole (left) and Amy Rardin,  executive producers and writers for The CW’s “Jane the Virgin” Tuesday in the De Neve auditorium.The discussion will be moderated by UCLA TFT professors Sean Metzger and Kristy Guevara-Flanagan.  (Courtesy of Megan O'Toole)

(Courtesy of Disney)
(Courtesy of Disney)


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