UCLA's School of Theater, Film and Television (TFT) has produced some of the industry's most recognized writers, directors, producers and actors.
Francis Ford Coppola, M.F.A. '67, described it as:
"Family. One that proudly claims some of the world’s most legendary storytellers, scholars, industry leaders, mavericks and creative minds. I remember well the influences on me as a student, greats like Arthur Ripley, Dorothy Arzner and Alexander Mackendrick."
There are also diverse stories of Bruins outside of TFT who have paved routes to the entertainment industry. This issue is dedicated to diversity in theater, film and television and offers a chance to learn more about Bruins making history.
Join Asian Pacific Alumni of UCLA for a night at the Pantages Theater in December to see "Hamilton," the musical. Early bird sale ends Oct. 10.
Support an all-Indigenous writers and directors team, including American Indian studies graduate Tazbah Chavez '10, by watching the comedy series "Reservation Dogs."
Learn about the history of different communities in Los Angeles through the animated Netflix series "City of Ghosts" created by Elizabeth Ito '00. A free outdoor screening will be held at the Japanese American National Museum on Oct. 22.