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The USC School of Cinematic Arts, formerly named the School of Cinema-Television (CNTV), is a film school within the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California. It is the oldest such school in the United States, established in 1929 as a joint venture with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. A Film school is a generic term for any educational institution dedicated to teaching moviemaking, including, but not limited to, film production, theory, and writing for the screen. ... The University of Southern California (commonly referred to as USC, SC, Southern California and incorrectly as Southern Cal[1]), located in the downtown district of Los Angeles, California, was founded in 1880, making it Californias oldest private research university. ... Nickname: City of Angels , (The Angels), Tinseltown, The Big Orange Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: State California County Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa Area    - City 1,290. ... 1929 (MCMXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Founded on May 11, 1927 in California, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) is a professional honorary organization dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of motion pictures. ...


The School’s founding faculties include Douglas Fairbanks, D.W. Griffith, William C. DeMille, Ernst Lubitsch, Irving Thalberg, and Darryl Zanuck. Notable professors include Drew Casper, the Alma and Alfred Hitchcock Professor of American Film, Tomlinson Holman, inventor of THX, and Mark Jonathan Harris, documentary filmmaker. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... David Lewelyn Wark Griffith (January 22, 1875 - July 23, 1948) was an American film director (commonly known as D. W. Griffith) probably best known for his film The Birth of a Nation. ... Willam C. DeMille (July 25, 1878 - March 8, 1955) was a screenwriter and film director from the silent movie era through the early 1930s. ... Ernst Lubitsch (January 28, 1892 – November 30, 1947), was a German-born Jewish film director. ... Irving Grant Thalberg (May 30, 1899 - September 14, 1936) was an American film producer during the early years of motion pictures. ... Darryl Francis Zanuck (September 5, 1902 - December 22, 1979) was one of the major figures in the Hollywood studio system and the longest survivor of that system. ... A June 2005 picture of Professor Drew Casper mid-teaching. ... Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock, KBE (13 August 1899 – 29 April 1980) was a highly influential director and producer who pioneered many techniques in the suspense and thriller genres. ... Tomlinson Holman is an American film theorist and inventor of film technologies, notably the Lucasfilm THX sound system. ... The official THX logo. ... Mark Jonathan Harris is a U.S. documentary filmmaker probably best known for his films Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport and The Long Way Home. ...


The program is one of USC's most competitive specialty schools, accepting 150 out of roughly 1000 applicants each year. (Legend has it that Steven Spielberg was denied admission to the world renowned program more than three times. Ironically, the iconic filmaker is now on the school's board of directors, and a trustee of the university.) Steven Allan Spielberg, KBE (born December 18, 1946) is an Academy Award-winning American film director. ...


In April 2006, the USC Board of Trustees voted to change the school's name to the USC School of Cinematic Arts.[1]


On September 19, 2006, USC announced that alumnus George Lucas had donated US$175 million to expand the film school with a new 137,000-square-foot facility. This represented the largest single donation to USC and the largest to any film school in the world.[2] This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... ISO 4217 Code USD User(s) the United States, the British Virgin Islands, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Panama, Turks and Caicos Islands, and the insular areas of the United States Inflation 3. ...


And recently, USC School of Cinematic Arts joined forces with the Royal Film Commission of Jordan, to create the Red Sea Institute of Cinematic Arts (RSICA) in Aqaba, Jordan. [3] The Red Sea Institute of Cinematic Arts (RSICA) is a new upcoming film school in Aqaba, Jordan. ... Aqaba (Arabic: العقبة al-ʻAqabah) is a coastal town with a population of 101,290 (2000) and 2% of Jordans population in the far south of Jordan (). It is the capital of Aqaba Governorate. ...

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Facilities

Norris Cinema Theater (part of the USC School of Cinematic Arts)
Norris Cinema Theater (part of the USC School of Cinematic Arts)

Film industry companies, friends, and many of the school's famous alumni have joined forces to fund a world-class film and television complex at USC. Their gifts and ongoing support have enabled the School to build some of the top facilities and equipment of any film school anywhere, including: Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 827 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 827 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ...

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This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Marcia Lucas (née Griffin) was married to George Lucas between 1969 and 1983. ... Steven Allan Spielberg, KBE (born December 18, 1946) is an Academy Award-winning American film director. ... Harold Clayton Lloyd (April 20, 1893–March 8, 1971) was an American actor and film maker, most famous for his hugely successful and influential silent film comedies. ... For the article about other people by the name, see John Carson John William Johnny Carson (October 23, 1925 – January 23, 2005) was an American actor, comedian and writer best known for his iconic status as the host of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. ... Robert Lee Zemeckis (born May 14, 1952) is an Academy Award-winning American movie director, producer and writer. ... Robert Zemeckis Center for Digital Arts Trojan Vision is a student television station operated by students at the University of Southern California through the Annenberg School for Communication . ...

Areas of study

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Popovich Hall The Marshall School of Business (also known as USC Marshall School of Business) is the business school at the University of Southern California. ... Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a tertiary degree in business management. ... Film criticism is the analysis and evaluation of films, individually and collectively. ... The Division of Animation and Digital Arts (DADA) at the USC School of Cinema-Television is a three year M.F.A. program in film, video and computer animation. ... The University of Southern Californias School of Cinema-Televisions Interactive Media Division first accepted students in 2002. ... A film producer creates the conditions for making movies. ... Screenwriters, scenarists or script writers, are authors who write the screenplays from which movies and television programs are made. ...

Accomplished CNTV alumni

See also: List of University of Southern California people To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...

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Judd Apatow (b. ... Gregg Araki (b. ... Ben Burtt (born July 12, 1948 in Syracuse, New York) is the archetypal sound designer (a term he invented) and sound editor for many famous and noteworthy films, as well as directing an Oscar-nominated documentary. ... This article is about the director. ... Nick Castle (September 21, 1947)Born in Los Angeles, CA. Graduated from USC School of Cinema-Television in 1970. ... Caleb Deschanel (born September 21, 1944 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American cinematographer. ... Brian Grazer (born July 12, 1951, in Los Angeles, California) is a Jewish-American film and television producer who founded Imagine Entertainment with partner Ron Howard. ... Bob Gale (May 25, 1951, University City, Missouri), born Michael Robert Gale, is an Academy Award nominated American screenwriter who, amongst other things, co-wrote Back to the Future with writing partner Robert Zemeckis and also wrote the two sequels for the film. ... Alfred Gough is a screenwriter and producer. ... Javier Grillo-Marxuach (born October 28, 1969 in San Juan, Puerto Rico) is an American television screenwriter and producer. ... Conrad L. Hall (June 21, 1926 - January 4, 2003) was a top-billed Hollywood cinematographer. ... Hes friends with George Clooney and his sidekick. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... James Francis Ivory (born June 7, 1928) is an award-winning American film director, best known for the results of his long collaboration with Merchant Ivory Productions, which included both Indian-born producer Ismail Merchant and screenwriter Ruth Prawer Jhabvala. ... Richard Kelly - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Jonathan Ke Quan (born August 20, 1971) is a Vietnamese American actor. ... Richard Kelly (born March 28, 1975) is an American film director and writer, best known for 2001s Donnie Darko. ... Ken Kwapis is an American director. ... Jon Landau is an American film producer. ... Doug Liman (born 1965) is a Jewish-American film director and producer. ... This article needs to be wikified. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Image:Milius. ... Miles Millar is a screenwriter and producer. ... Walter Murch speaking 13 March 2005 Walter Murch (born July 12, 1943) is an Academy award winning film editor/sound mixer. ... Don Murphy is a Motion Picture Producer of controversial films such as Natural Born Killers, Bully, Permanent Midnight. ... Jay Roach (born 1957 in Albuquerque, New Mexico) is a film director and producer whose credits include the Austin Powers movies, and the hit comedy Meet the Parents starring Robert DeNiro and Ben Stiller. ... Shonda Rhimes (born January 13, 1970) is an American screenwriter, director and producer. ... Gary Roger Rydstrom is an award winning sound designer who began his career at Skywaker Sound, Northern California in 1983. ... Josh Schwartz (born August 6, 1976) is the creator and executive producer of the FOX drama The O.C. At the age of 26, Schwartz became the youngest person in network history to create a network series and run the day-to-day production. ... Bryan Singer (born September 17, 1965) is an American film director. ... John Daniel Singleton (born January 6, 1968 in Los Angeles, California) is an American film director, producer, and screenwriter. ... Timothy Kevin Story (born March 13, 1970) is an African-American film director. ... Stephen Sommers on the Prague set of Van Helsing Stephen Sommers (born March 20, 1962) is an American movie director/writer best known for the 1999 blockbuster The Mummy and its sequel, The Mummy Returns. ... Steven Allan Spielberg, KBE (born December 18, 1946) is an Academy Award-winning American film director. ... Shonda Rhimes (born January 13, 1970) is an American screenwriter, director and producer. ... Lee Unkrich Lee Unkrich (born August 8, 1967 in Chagrin Falls, Ohio) is an American director and film editor. ... For other John Wells, see John Wells. ... Robert Lee Zemeckis (born May 14, 1952) is an Academy Award-winning American movie director, producer and writer. ... Laura Ziskin is an American film producer. ...

Distinctions

  • Since 1973, not a year has passed without an alumnus having been nominated for an Academy Award.
  • Alumni have held key creative or production positions in 8 of the 10 highest grossing movies in history.
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1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent film awards in the United States and most watched awards ceremony in the world. ...

Student Winners

Producer John Longenecker received an Academy Award for a film produced while attending USC Cinema classes -- The Resurrection of Broncho Billy (1970) - best live action short film. In 2001, MFA student David Greenspan won the Palme d’Or for short film at the Cannes Film Festival for his student film Bean Cake[4]. This article needs to be wikified. ... Academy Award - Best Live Action Short Film 1970 Story by: John Carpenter, Nick Castle, Jim Rokos, John Longenecker Director: James Rokos ~ Cinematographer: Nick Castle ~ John Carpenter: Film Editing and Original Music ~ Producer: John Longenecker Cast: Johnny Crawford, Kristin Nelson, Rick Nelson (voice over), Ruth Hussey (voice over), Wild Bill Tucker... The Palme dOr (Golden Palm) is the name of the highest prize given to a film at the Cannes Film Festival. ... Short subject is an American film industry term that historically has referred to any film in the format of two reels, or approximately 20 minutes running time, or less. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...

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References

  1. ^ Stuart Silverstein, George Lucas Donates USC's Largest Single Gift, The Los Angeles Times, September 19, 2006
  2. ^ John Zollinger, George Lucas Donates $175 Million to USC, USC Public Relations, September 20, 2006
  3. ^ Jordan Signs Cinema Pact With USC, USC Public Relations, September 20, 2006
  4. ^ Alumni Profile: Cannes Do Spirit, Trojan Family Magazine, Spring 2002, Accessed Sept. 19, 2006.
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External links


University of Southern California

Academics The University of Southern California (commonly referred to as USC, SC, Southern California and incorrectly as Southern Cal[1]), located in the downtown district of Los Angeles, California, was founded in 1880, making it Californias oldest private research university. ...

Annenberg School for CommunicationCenter for Visual AnthropologyDivision of Animation and Digital ArtsGould School of LawInteractive Media DivisionKeck School of MedicineLeonard Davis School of GerontologyMarshall School of BusinessMaster of Professional Writing ProgramSchool of Cinematic Arts • School of International Relations • Thornton School of MusicViterbi School of Engineering The USC Annenberg School for Communication is the journalism and communication program at University of Southern California (USC). ... The USC Center for Visual Anthropology or CVA at the University of Southern California was created by anthropologist Barbara Myerhoff who ran it until her death in 1985. ... The Division of Animation and Digital Arts (DADA) at the USC School of Cinema-Television is a three year M.F.A. program in film, video and computer animation. ... USC Law School The University of Southern California Law School (Gould School of Law), located in Los Angeles, CA, is part of the University of Southern California. ... The University of Southern Californias School of Cinema-Televisions Interactive Media Division first accepted students in 2002. ... The Keck School of Medicine is the medical school at the University of Southern California. ... The Leonard Davis School of Gerontology at The University of Southern California, a leader in the field of gerontology, has pioneered educational programs including the worlds first Ph. ... Popovich Hall The Marshall School of Business (also known as USC Marshall School of Business) is the business school at the University of Southern California. ... The Master of Professional Writing Program is an interdisciplinary graduate creative writing program that offers classes in non-fiction, fiction, poetry, playwriting, and screen and television writing. ... von KleinSmid center, where the School of International Relations is located on the University Park Campus of the University of Southern California. ... The USC Thornton School of Music, founded in 1884 and dedicated in 1999, is one of the premiere music schools on the West Coast. ... Viterbi School of Engineering, west wall. ...

Athletics

Dedeaux FieldFight OnGalen CenterHoward Jones FieldJohnson Family Golf Practice FacilityLos Angeles Memorial ColiseumSpirit of TroyUSC Fencing ClubUSC Trojans baseballUSC Trojans basketballUSC Trojans footballUSC Trojans volleyball Dedeaux Field is a college baseball stadium in Los Angeles, California, and the home field of the University of Southern California Trojans team. ... Fight On is the fight song of the University of Southern California. ... Scheduled to open in Spring of 2006, the Galen Center will be the basketball and volleyball facility for the University of Southern California Trojans. ... Howard Jones Field is the practice facility for the USC Trojans football team. ... Burell C. Johnson Family Short Game Practice Facility Image:Golfusc. ... For other uses, see Memorial Coliseum (disambiguation) and Coliseum. ... The Spirit of Troy Drumline at the Navy Pier in Chicago October 14, 2005 The Spirit of Troy, also known as the Trojan Marching Band (TMB), aka The Greatest Marching Band in the History of the Universe, is the marching band of the University of Southern California, representing USC at... The University of Southern California Fencing Club has a long and colorful history. ... The University of Southern California Trojans baseball program, established in 1888, is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association and the Pacific Ten Conference, and is currently coached by Chad Kreuter. ... The University of Southern California Trojans mens basketball program is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association and the Pacific Ten Conference, and is currently coached by Tim Floyd. ... The University of Southern California Trojans football program, established in 1888, is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I-A and the Pacific Ten Conference (Pac-10) under head coach Pete Carroll. ... USC VOLLEYBALL USC has a long tradition with Volleyball, with both the Mens and Womens programs winning 6 national titles each for a total of 12 national championships. ...

People

FacultyPresidentsSCionsTrojan FamilyTrojan KnightsUSC Helenes To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... University of Southern California is led by a President selected by the Board of Trustees. ... Scion may refer to: Grafting, where the scion is a detached shoot or twig containing buds from a woody plant Scion (car), a new marque of Toyota Motor Sales, USA Atlantean Scion, a fictional device of untold power invented for the video game Tomb Raider Scion (magazine), an early 1900s... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Trojan Knights are the Guardians of Tradition for the University of Southern California. ... USC Helenes is a University of Southern California school-sponsored womens group that focuses on school pride and community service. ...

Research

Alfred Mann InstituteAnnenberg Center for CommunicationCenter for Biomimetic Microelectronic SystemsCenter on Public DiplomacyInformation Sciences InstituteInstitute for Creative TechnologiesIntegrated Media Systems CenterJane Goodall Research CenterLoker Hydrocarbon Research Institute The Alfred E. Mann Institute for Biomedical Engineering, commonly known as the Alfred Mann Institute, AMI or Mann Institute of Biomedical Engineering, is located on the University Park campus of the University of Southern California (USC). ... The Annenberg Center for Communication (ACC) at the University of Southern California promotes interdisciplinary research in communications between the USC School of Cinema-Television, Viterbi School of Engineering, and the separate Annenberg School for Communication at USC, also funded by Walter Annenberg. ... Center for Biomimetic Microelectronic Systems is on the campus of the University of Southern California. ... The University of Southern California Center on Public Diplomacy is a joint academic research, teaching and training center created and run jointly by the USC Annenberg School for Communication and the USC College of Letters, Arts and Sciences School of International Relations. ... ÂÂThe Information Sciences Institute (ISI) of the University of Southern California is involved in a broad spectrum of information processing research and in the development of advanced computer and communication technologies. ... The Institute for Creative Technologies is part of the University of Southern California and is an award-winning research centre that advances the state-of-the-art in virtual reality and immersive environments. ... Integrated Media Systems Center is on the campus of the University of Southern California. ... The USC Jane Goodall Research Center is a part of the department of Anthropology at the University of Southern California. ... Loker Hydrocarbon Research Institute is on the campus of the University of Southern California. ...

Student Life

Daily TrojanKSCRTrojan ShrineTrojan Vision The Daily Trojan is the official student newspaper of the University of Southern California. ... KSCR is the student-run radio station of the University of Southern California; it provides the community with original programming 24 hours a day. ... Tommy Trojan The Trojan Shrine, more commonly known as Tommy Trojan, is one of the most recognizable figures of school pride at the University of Southern California. ... Robert Zemeckis Center for Digital Arts Trojan Vision is a student television station operated by students at the University of Southern California through the Annenberg School for Communication . ...


 
 

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