Wednesday, September 19

Paul Wernick, who graduated from UCLA with a degree in political science, co-wrote the screenplay for the upcoming film "Zombieland." He also co-created two TV shows that aired on Spike TV.

Alumnus moves from TV to film

It's not uncommon for UCLA graduates to end up having successful careers. Alumnus Paul Wernick is no exception, especially with the upcoming release of his feature film "Zombieland." Read more...

Photo: Paul Wernick, who graduated from UCLA with a degree in political science, co-wrote the screenplay for the upcoming film "Zombieland." He also co-created two TV shows that aired on Spike TV.

Paul Wernick, who graduated from UCLA with a degree in political science, co-wrote the screenplay for the upcoming film "Zombieland." He also co-created two TV shows that aired on Spike TV.

"Disgrace"
Steve Jacobs
fortissimo films

Screen Scene: Disgrace

Profoundly disturbing yet compelling, "Disgrace" unabashedly confronts a vast array of controversies and taboos. Its intensity derives from the film's desire to be deeply affecting. The film is successful in evoking a myriad of emotions; however, the intensity and its lack of a concentrated focus may prevent it from getting the viewership it deserves. Read more...

Photo: "Disgrace" Steve Jacobs fortissimo films

"Disgrace"
Steve Jacobs
fortissimo films

"Coco Before Chanel"
Anne Fontaine
sony pictures classics

Screen Scene: Coco Before Chanel

Dark, depressing, yet magnetic, "Coco avant Chanel," as it is known in its original French language, delivered a deeper glance of Coco Chanel as a person rather than her fashion empire. Read more...

Photo: "Coco Before Chanel" Anne Fontaine sony pictures classics

"Coco Before Chanel"
Anne Fontaine
sony pictures classics


A&E Fall Preview

It's a jam-packed season this quarter for the worlds of film, music, theater and art. In between midterms and essays, make some time to catch one or two or all of these upcoming events. Read more...


Jeanine Mason, a first-year world arts and cultures student, is the winner of the last season of Fox's reality-competition show "So You Think You Can Dance."

Q&A with Jeanine Mason

There is no dancing around the demands of Fox's hit reality dance show, "So You Think You Can Dance." Read more...

Photo: Jeanine Mason, a first-year world arts and cultures student, is the winner of the last season of Fox's reality-competition show "So You Think You Can Dance."

Jeanine Mason, a first-year world arts and cultures student, is the winner of the last season of Fox's reality-competition show "So You Think You Can Dance."

UCLA professor Kara Cooney is the host of the new television series, "Out of Egypt," on the Discovery Channel.

Out of Egypt and onto the screen

One might expect the host of an archeological show about ancient Egypt to be a monotone and graying old man, perhaps a professor who appears as ancient as the civilizations he explores. Read more...

Photo: UCLA professor Kara Cooney is the host of the new television series, "Out of Egypt," on the Discovery Channel.

UCLA professor Kara Cooney is the host of the new television series, "Out of Egypt," on the Discovery Channel.