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Today's students will soon join a long tradition of Cinema-Television graduates who include:

Producers

Kimberly Bieber (The Cat’s Meow)
Chris Black (Desperate Housewives)
Todd Black (The Weather Man, Antwone Fisher)
Michael Bostick (Bruce Almighty)
Robert Breech (The Practice, LA Law)
Bryan Burk (Lost)
Sean Covel and Chris Wyatt (Napoleon Dynamite)
Josh Donen (The Quick and the Dead, Spider Man 3)
Bob Ducsay (The Mummy, Van Helsing)
David Foster (McCabe & Mrs. Miller)
Gary Foster (Sleepless in Seattle)
David Goffin (American Idol, Rockstar:INXS)
Gordon Gray (Miracle, The Rookie)
Brian Grazer (24, A Beautiful Mind)
Andrew Gunn (Freaky Friday)
Barry Hennessey (The Amazing Race)
Ron Howard (24, Arrested Development)
Nancy Juvonen (Donnie Darko, Never Been Kissed)
David Kirschner (Frailty)
Matt Kunitz (The Real World, Fear Factor)
Alan Ladd Jr. (Braveheart)
Jon Landau (Titanic, Solaris)
Damon Lee (Undercover Brother)
Michelle Manning (The Breakfast Club, Book of Skulls)
Kerry McCluggage (Star Trek: The Beginning)
Kevin McCollum (Rent, Avenue Q)
Kevin Moreton (Menace II Society)
Neal Moritz (Cruel Intentions, The Fast and the Furious)
Don Murphy (Natural Born Killers, From Hell)
Paul Rosenberg (Go)
Gabe Sachs (Freaks and Geeks, Life As We Know It)
Ed Saxon (Adaptation, Silence of the Lambs)
Stacey Sher (Erin Brockovich, Garden State)
Jason Shuman (Little Black Book)
Tom Spezialy (Desperate Housewives)
Scott Stone (The Mole)
Jennifer Todd and Suzanne Todd (Memento, Must Love Dogs)
Steve Turner (The Gilmore Girls, Deadwood)
Derek Westervelt (The Ellen DeGeneres Show)
David L. Wolper (Roots, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory)
Laura Ziskin (Spider-Man I & II)

Writer/Producers

Robert Borden (The George Lopez Show)
Jeff Davis (Criminal Minds)
Al Gough & Miles Millar (Smallville)
Javier Grillo-Marxuach (Lost)
Grant Heslov (Good Night, and Good Luck)
Evan Katz (24)
Jack Orman (ER)
Charles Pratt, Jr. (Desperate Housewives)
Star Price (Penn & Teller: Bullshit!)
Shonda Rhimes (Grey’s Anatomy)
Melissa Rosenberg (The O.C.)
Josh Schwartz (The O.C.)
Todd Slavkin (Smallville)
Matthew Weiner (The Sopranos)
John Wells (ER)

Directors and Writer-Directors

Adam Abraham (Man of the Century)
Anthony Abrams, Adam Larson Broder (Pumpkin)
Judd Apatow (The 40 Year-Old Virgin)
Gregg Araki (The Doom Generation, Mysterious Skin)
Walt Becker (Van Wilder)
Sanford Bookstaver (The O.C.)
John Carpenter (Halloween)
Sebastian Cordero (Crónicas)
Scott Derrickson (The Exorcism of Emily Rose)
Breck Eisner (Sahara)
Rick Famuyiwa (Brown Sugar, The Wood)
Bahman Farmanara (Smell of Camphor, Fragrance of Jasmine, Iran)
Paul Feig (Arrested Development, Freaks and Geeks, The Office)
James Foley (Glengarry Glen Ross, At Close Range)
Gary Fleder (Runaway Jury, Kiss the Girls)
David Goyer (Blade: Trinity)
James Gray (The Yards)
Luke Greenfield (The Girl Next Door)
Taylor Hackford (Ray, An Officer and A Gentleman)
Matthew Hoge (United States of Leland)
Ron Howard (A Beautiful Mind, Apollo 13)
James Ivory (Howard’s End, The Remains of the Day)
Rian Johnson (Brick)
Richard Kelly (Donnie Darko, Southland Tales)
Randal Kleiser (Grease, The Blue Lagoon)
Ken Kwapis (The Bernie Mac Show, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants)
Michael Lehmann (Heathers, 40 Days and 40 Nights)
Shawn Levy (Cheaper by the Dozen, The Pink Panther)
Richard Lewis (CSI)
Doug Liman (Swingers, Mr. and Mrs. Smith)
George Lucas (Star Wars, American Graffiti)
Cyrus Nowrasteh (The Day Reagan Was Shot)
Tommy O’Haver (Billy’s Hollywood Screen Kiss, Ella Enchanted)
Sam Peckinpah (deceased) (Straw Dogs, The Wild Bunch)
Arie Posin (Chumscrubber)
Jay Roach (Meet the Parents, Austin Powers)
Michael Rymer (Battlestar Galactica)
Walter Salles (The Motorcycle Diaries, Dark Water)
Peter Segal (Anger Management, 50 First Dates)
Bryan Singer (The Usual Suspects, X-Men)
John Singleton (Boyz n the Hood, Four Brothers)
Stephen Sommers (The Mummy, Van Helsing)
Tim Story (Barbershop, Fantastic Four)
Andy Tennant (Hitch, Sweet Home Alabama)
Rawson Marshall Thurber (Dodgeball)
Jon Turteltaub (National Treasure, Phenomenon)
Ron Underwood (City Slickers)
Lee Unkrich (Finding Nemo, Monsters, Inc.)
Forest Whitaker (Waiting to Exhale, Hope Floats)
Greg Yaitanes (Lost, Nip/Tuck)
Edward Yang (Yi-Yi)
Robert Zemeckis (Forrest Gump, Cast Away)
Randy Zisk (Monk)

Writers

Scott Alexander & Larry Karaszewski (Ed Wood, The People Vs. Larry Flynt)
John August (Go, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory)
Elisa Bell (Little Black Book)
Ann Biderman (Primal Fear)
Paul Harris Boardman (The Exorcism of Emily Rose)
Jon Bokenkamp (Taking Lives)
Helen Childress (Reality Bites)
Karen Croner (One True Thing)
Josh Friedman (War of the Worlds)
Robert Gale (Back to the Future series)
Tony Gayton (Murder By Numbers)
Josh Goldsmith and Cathy Yuspa (What Women Want, The King of Queens)
David Goyer (Batman Begins, Blade)
Robert Guza, Jr. (General Hospital)
Willard Huyck (American Graffiti)
Karey Kirkpatrick (Chicken Run)
David Klass (Walking Tall)
Scott Kosar (The Machinist)
Ross La Manna (Rush Hour)
Paul Laverty (Bread and Roses, Sweet Sixteen)
David Marconi (Enemy of the State)
Andrew Marlowe (Air Force One, Hollow Man)
John McLaughlin (Penn & Teller: Bullshit!)
John Milius (Apocalypse Now, Clear and Present Danger)
Jeffrey Nachmanoff (The Day After Tomorrow)
Andre Nemec (Alias)
Michael Perry (The Practice)
Wayne and Donna Powers (The Italian Job)
Robert Rodat (Saving Private Ryan, The Patriot)
Marc Silverstein and Abby Kohn (Never Been Kissed)
Jamie Vanderbilt (Basic, Zodiac)
David Weiss (Shrek 2)

Cinematographers

Chris Baffa (Nip/Tuck, Running With Scissors)
John Bailey (As Good As It Gets, The Kid Stays in the Picture)
Robert Brinkmann (The Rules of Attraction, The Cable Guy)
Sandra Chandler (Eyes of Tammy Faye)
Peter Collister (Higher Learning, Poetic Justice)
Ericson Core (Mumford, Daredevil)
Tony Croll (Survivor: Thailand)
Jeff Cronenweth (Fight Club, One Hour Photo)
Thomas Del Ruth (The West Wing)
Caleb Deschanel (The Natural, Being There)
Harris Done (Last Days, Trekkies)
Robert Elswit (Boogie Nights, Syriana)
Richard Fannin (Felicity)
William Fraker (Rosemary’s Baby, Close Encounters of the Third Kind)
Robbie Greenberg (Iron Jawed Angels)
Conrad L. Hall (deceased) (American Beauty, Road to Perdition)
Nathan Hope (CSI, The Fog)
Robert Liu (Family Ties, The Steve Harvey Show)
Woody Omens (Coming to America, Boomerang)
David Parks (The Real World)
John Schwartzman (Seabiscuit, Pearl Harbor)
Robert Yeoman (The Royal Tenenbaums, The Squid and the Whale)

Editors

Tim Atzinger (Survivor)
Lane Baker (The Apprentice)
Jeff Betancourt (The Good Girl, The Grudge)
Norman Buckley (Happy, Texas, The O.C.)
Anita Brandt-Burgoyne (Legally Blonde)
Tim Carras (The 77th Academy Awards)
Robert Dalva (October Sky, Hidalgo)
Bob Ducsay (The Mummy, Van Helsing)
Jeffrey Ford (One Hour Photo, Shattered Glass)
Scott Gamzon (The Apprentice)
Yana Gorskaya (Spellbound, Sonny Boy)
Bruce Green (Freaky Friday, Raising Helen)
Richard A. Harris (Titanic, L.A. Story)
Lee Haxall (Arrested Development)
Greg Hayden (Zoolander, Austin Powers: Goldmember)
Sheldon Kahn (Out of Africa, Be Cool)
Steve Kemper (Face/Off, Windtalkers)
Marcia Lucas (Star Wars)
Armen Minasian (I, Robot)
Walter Murch (Apocalypse Now, The English Patient, Jarhead)
Debbie Neil-Fisher (Fried Green Tomatoes)
Doug Nichols (Real World)
Paul Nielsen (The Amazing Race)
John Ottman (The Usual Suspects, X-Men 2)
Jon Poll (Meet the Parents, Meet the Fockers)
Cecily Rhett (But I’m A Cheerleader)
Eric Sears (Must Love Dogs, Gia)
Terilyn Shropshire (Eve’s Bayou, Diary of a Mad Black Woman)
Greg Tillman (Kissing Jessica Stein)
Edith Weil (NYPD Blue)

Production Designers

Robert Boyle (Troop Beverly Hills)
Henry Bumstead (Million Dollar Baby, Mystic River)
Greg Fonseca (Gladiator)

Sound Editors and Re-Recording Mixers

Erik Aadahl (I, Robot)
Richard L. Anderson (Raiders of the Lost Ark)
Ben Burtt (Star Wars Episodes I-III)
Thierry Couturier (The X-Files)
Stephen Hunter Flick (Apollo 13)
Doug Hemphill (Walk the Line, The Insider)
Tom Johnson (Titanic, Million Dollar Baby)
F. Hudson Miller (Gone in 60 Seconds, Pearl Harbor)
Gary Rydstrom (Saving Private Ryan, Finding Nemo)
Mark Stoeckinger (The Last Samurai)
Eliot Tyson (Glory, The Shawshank Redemption)

Animators

Liz Blazer (Backseat Bingo)
Kyle Thomas Clark (The Patriot)
Jordan Harris (The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle)
Valerie Mih (A Bug’s Life, Toy Story II)
Toni Nugnes (South Park)

Composers

Jerry Goldsmith (deceased) (L.A. Confidential, Kingdom of Heaven)
James Horner (Titanic, House of Sand and Fog)
John Ottman (The Usual Suspects. Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang)
Basil Poledouris (The Hunt for Red October)

Visual Effects

John Cox (Babe, X-Men)
Richard Edlund (Alien, Star Wars)
Ray Harryhausen (Jason and the Argonauts)
Gray Marshall (Being John Malkovich)
Michael McAlister (Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom)
Lewis Siegel (The Matrix, Technical Director)
Lindy Wilson (Deep Impact, Digital Effects Artist)

Documentary Filmmakers

Jeanne Begley (A&E Biographies)
Les Blank (Garlic Is as Good as Ten Mothers)
Jeff Blitz (Spellbound)
Chuck Braverman (Curtain Call)
Sandra Chandler (Living Dolls)
Bill Couturie (Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam)
R.J. Cutler (American High)
George Hickenlooper (Mayor of the Sunset Strip)
Mark Jonathan Harris (Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport)
Elaine Holliman (Chicks in White Satin)
Lindsey Jeng & Robert Winn (Saigon, USA)
Kerry Jensen (A&E Biographies)
Judy Korin (A Century of Women)
Lisa Leeman (Metamorphosis)
Alec Lorimore (IMAX: Everest)
Alexandra Pelosi (Journeys With George)
Ellen Perry (The Fall of Fujimori)

Executives (Film/Television/Interactive)

Glenn Adilman (Vice President of Network Development, Sony Pictures Television)
Robert Breech (Senior Vice President, David E. Kelley Productions)
Polly Cohen (Senior Vice President of Theatrical Production, Warner Bros)
Richard Cook (Chairman, Walt Disney Studios)
Ignacio Darnaude (Columbia Tri-Star Film Distributors, International)
Samuel Dickerman (Sony Pictures Entertainment)
Alexander Franklin (Director of Development, Lions Gate Films)
Ani Gasti (Director of Development HBO Films, NY)
Jonathan Glickman (President, Spyglass Entertainment Group)
Liz Glotzer (President, Castle Rock Productions)
Phillip Goldfine (Steamroller Productions)
Robert Greenblatt (President, Showtime)
Lynn Hendee (Executive Vice President, Chartoff Productions)
Tom Hoffman (Senior Vice President of Production, Tollin-Robbins Pictures)
Peter Kang (Vice President of Production, Twentieth Century Fox)
Charlotte Koh (Creative Executive, Fox Searchlight Pictures)
Jon Kroll (Executive Vice President, Original Programming, New Line Television)
Jason Lust (Partner, Circle of Confusion)
Laird Malamed (Activision)
Bill Mechanic (President, Pandemonium)
Sharon Morrill (President, DisneyToon Studios)
Brian Mulligan (Cerberus)
Louis Phillips (Executive Vice President, Physical Production, Phoenix Pictures)
Mark Ordesky (President, Fine Line Features)
Bob Osher (Chief Operating Officer, Columbia Pictures Motion Picture Group)
Santiago Pozo (Chief Executive Officer, Arenas Group)
Michelle Raimo (Senior Vice President, Production, Paramount)
Jason Reed (Vice President, Buena Vista Motion Pictures Group)
Bruce Rosenblum (Executive Vice President, Warner Bros. Television Group)
Ira Rubenstein (Senior Vice President, Sony Pictures Digital Entertainment)
Scott Sassa (Former West Coast President, NBC)
Toper Taylor (President and COO, The Cookie Jar Company)
James Whitaker (President of Production, Imagine Entertainment)

Agents

Frank Balkin (Paradigm)
Glen Bickel (Creative Artists Agency)
Charlie Ferraro (United Talent Agency)
Todd Hoffman (Broder-Webb-Chervin-Silbermann Agency)
Ramses Ishak (William Morris Agency)
Aaron Kaplan (William Morris Agency)
David Kramer (United Talent Agency)
Brian Lourd (Creative Artists Agency)
Gregory McKnight (William Morris Agency)
Dan Rabinow (International Creative Management)
Richard Rosen (Endeavor)
Elizabeth Swofford (Creative Artists Agency)
Jim Wiatt (President and Co-CEO of William Morris Agency)

Scholars/Authors

Richard Cante (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)
Mary Desjardins (Dartmouth College)
David Desser (University of Illinois, Urbana)
Anna Everett (UC Santa Barbara)
Sean Griffin (Southern Methodist University)
Mary Kearney (University of Texas, Austin)
Amy Lawrence (Dartmouth College)
Hilary Nerone (University of Vermont)
Abé Markus Nornes (University of Michigan)
Bhaskar Sarkar (UC Santa Barbara)
Ellen Strain (Georgia Tech)
Gaylyn Studlar (University of Michigan)
Christina Venegas (UC Santa Barbara)
Mark Williams (Dartmouth College)

Critics

Scott Foundas
Peter Rainier
Holly Willis

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