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Sept. 23, 2023 1:49 p.m.
‘Riley’: A UCLA alumnus’ love letter to community and queer youth

Jake Holley stars as Dakota Riley in “Riley.” Written and directed by alumnus Benjamin Howard, the coming-of-age film follows a closeted football player as he grapples with his sexuality during his senior year of high school. (Courtesy of Benjamin Howard)

A meditation on the queer youth experience, “Riley” is getting ready to kick off its festival run.
Written and directed by alumnus Benjamin Howard, the coming-of-age film will debut at the Calgary International Film Festival on Sunday.

By Sanjana Chadive


Sept. 21, 2023 9:18 p.m.
Film and Photography Society provides experience, community for aspiring creators

The Film and Photography Society is shining a spotlight on creators of all skill levels alike.
Located in one of the film and media capitals of the world, the Film and Photography Society (FPS) at UCLA aims to provide firsthand industry experiences to filmmakers and photographers regardless of experience level.

By Aditi Sreenivas


Sept. 1, 2023 6:54 p.m.

Emma Fiske-Dobell wins college comedy award for script ‘Shakespeare’s Sister’

This post was updated Sept. 13 at 1:21 p.m.
Emma Fiske-Dobell’s newest script is allowing the overshadowed Judith Shakespeare to shine alongside her brother.
Theater, Film and Television Professional Writing Program in Writing for Television student Emma Fiske-Dobell recently won the Humanitas David and Lynn Angell College Comedy Award for her television script “Shakespeare’s Sister.” Fiske-Dobell’s story takes place in 1592 Stratford-upon-Avon amid the William Shakespeare mania as his bitter sister Judith plots to free herself of the incessant comparisons imposed between her and her brother.

By Paria Honardoust

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