Monday, September 25

Eva Merz and Luisa Novo are two of five UCLA Extension students who directed films that will be screened at the Downtown Los Angeles Film Festival on Sep. 24. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Students reflect on featured films chosen for Downtown LA Film Festival

The UCLA-USC rivalry will step off the football field and into the Regal LA LIVE Studio 14. Ten films directed by students at UCLA Extension and USC will screen at the Downtown Los Angeles Film Festival on Sept. Read more...

Photo: Eva Merz and Luisa Novo are two of five UCLA Extension students who directed films that will be screened at the Downtown Los Angeles Film Festival on Sep. 24. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Eva Merz and Luisa Novo are two of five UCLA Extension students who directed films that will be screened at the Downtown Los Angeles Film Festival on Sep. 24. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA alumnus Jamaa Fanaka directed the "Penitentiary" films. Fanaka, who died in 2012, directed films which will be screened by the Brooklyn Academy of Music. (Courtesy of United Artists/Photofest)

Q&A: Brooklyn Academy of Music honors UCLA alumnus’ bold films

LA rebel and renowned filmmaker Jamaa Fanaka produced three of his feature titles while studying film at UCLA. Fanaka was a filmmaker who worked to produce high-quality films outside of mainstream Hollywood, especially within the African-American community. Read more...

Photo: UCLA alumnus Jamaa Fanaka directed the "Penitentiary" films. Fanaka, who died in 2012, directed films which will be screened by the Brooklyn Academy of Music. (Courtesy of United Artists/Photofest)

UCLA alumnus Jamaa Fanaka directed the "Penitentiary" films. Fanaka, who died in 2012, directed films which will be screened by the Brooklyn Academy of Music. (Courtesy of United Artists/Photofest)

Kendall McCready, a second-year art student, designed a coat made together from slices of Wonder Bread. She puts together her artwork and fashion with inspiration from historical research. (Courtesy Photo)

Art student mixes politics, identity, fashion in clothing designs

Kendall McCready found the supplies for her next fashion project in the bread aisle of Costco Wholesale. While studying abroad in England, the second-year art student said she noticed stark differences between American and English culture. Read more...

Photo: Kendall McCready, a second-year art student, designed a coat made together from slices of Wonder Bread. She puts together her artwork and fashion with inspiration from historical research. (Courtesy Photo)

Kendall McCready, a second-year art student, designed a coat made together from slices of Wonder Bread. She puts together her artwork and fashion with inspiration from historical research. (Courtesy Photo)


Tickets for this year's Bruin Bash will be assigned through an online lottery, similar to last year's lottery system; however floor tickets will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. (Daily Bruin file photo)

CEC and CAC announce updated ticketing assignment system for Bruin Bash

Students will have to click fast to get floor seats at this year’s Bruin Bash. In a Facebook post sent out Tuesday evening, the UCLA Cultural Affairs Commission and the UCLA Campus Events Commission announced that floor tickets will go live at 10 a.m. Read more...

Photo: Tickets for this year's Bruin Bash will be assigned through an online lottery, similar to last year's lottery system; however floor tickets will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Tickets for this year's Bruin Bash will be assigned through an online lottery, similar to last year's lottery system; however floor tickets will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. (Daily Bruin file photo)

For alumna Golnaz Jamsheed’s short film “Miracle Town,” working with a child actor gave the character of a silent, young boy a sense of childlike innocence and authenticity that reflected her own childhood, Jamsheed said.
 (Courtesy of Haolu Wang)

Child actor evokes alumna’s nostalgia, inspiration for film

As a young girl growing up in Iran, Golnaz Jamsheed used to watch somber Iranian movies, like “Taste of Cherry,” with her mother. “The movies of the time, which are now national treasures, capture a feeling of melancholy and the state of the times which was very dark for my young age,” Jamsheed said. Read more...

Photo: For alumna Golnaz Jamsheed’s short film “Miracle Town,” working with a child actor gave the character of a silent, young boy a sense of childlike innocence and authenticity that reflected her own childhood, Jamsheed said. (Courtesy of Haolu Wang)

For alumna Golnaz Jamsheed’s short film “Miracle Town,” working with a child actor gave the character of a silent, young boy a sense of childlike innocence and authenticity that reflected her own childhood, Jamsheed said.
 (Courtesy of Haolu Wang)

Kerri Drootin has used songs from her own record collection for soundtracks in shows such as "A.P. Bio." Now, she is nominated for an Emmy in Outstanding Music Supervision. (Courtesy of Todd Drootin)

Emmys 2017: “Master of None” music supervisor, UCLA alumna receives Emmy nomination

UCLA alumni and faculty have lent their acting, writing and directing talents to several series nominated for the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards. Contributing to nominations in categories such as Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Drama Series and Outstanding Limited Series, Bruins have showcased their skills in both acting and production as parts of the casts and the crews. Read more...

Photo: Kerri Drootin has used songs from her own record collection for soundtracks in shows such as "A.P. Bio." Now, she is nominated for an Emmy in Outstanding Music Supervision. (Courtesy of Todd Drootin)

Kerri Drootin has used songs from her own record collection for soundtracks in shows such as "A.P. Bio." Now, she is nominated for an Emmy in Outstanding Music Supervision. (Courtesy of Todd Drootin)