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As a premiere private institution, the school of film and television at LMU relies on the generosity of our alumni, friends, parents and corporate partners to provide the highest level of education in all areas of film, animation, television and digital media. It is because of the generous support of our LMU family that we are able to remain relevant in the ever-changing filmmaking industry.

Each year we increasingly rely on the support of alumni, parents and friends—like you—to offer students the finest programs and services. From panel discussions with some of the most influential leaders in the entertainment industry to a full-service internship program, we strive to maintain an educational environment that enriches the lives of everyone here at the School of Film and Television.

Our Director of Development, Stacy Barnes will be happy to assist you with making a meaningful gift to SFTV. Please contact her to discuss the various giving options. or call at 310-338-5981

Notable LMU Alumni


Barbara Broccoli – Skyfall, Casino Royale
Effie Brown – Dear White People, Real Women Have Curves, Rocket Science
John Cosgrove – Unsolved Mysteries
Kathleen Courtney – Chasing Mavericks, Daredevil
Rick Dunkle - Criminal Minds
Ted Kroeber – American Gun, Four Sheets to the Wind
Steve McEveety – Braveheart, Passion of the Christ
Patricia Whitcher – Godzilla, Marvel’s Avengers, Thor, The Terminal


Melissa Blake - Ghost Whisperer, Criminal Minds, Heroes, Sleepy Hollow
Kimberly Costello – Melrose Place, JAG 
Matthew Cullen - London Fields, Renowned Commercial/Music Video Director
Steve Duncan – Tour of Duty, A Man Called Hawk, The Court-Martial of Jackie Robinson
Steve Franks – Big Daddy, Psych
Chris Hanada – Retrofit Films
Brian Helgeland – 42, Mystic River, Robin Hood, LA Confidential
Winifred Hervey – The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, The Cosby Show
Tim Iacofano - 24, Kingdom
Andre Jaquemetton – Mad Men
Khalil Joseph – Until the Quiet Comes
Sarah Nicole Jones – Longmire
Kevin Kerslake – Music Videos for Red Hot Chili Peppers, Smashing Pumpkins
Tanner Kling – Retrofit Films
Francis Lawrence – The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, I Am Legend, Water for Elephants
Sean McNamara – Soul Surfer, That’s So Raven
Patrick Melton – Feast, Saw, The Collector
David Mirkin – The Simpsons, Romy and Michelle’s High School Reunion
Glen Morgan – The Event, Final Destination
Dave Meyers – The Hitcher, VMA Winning Music Video Director
Jack Orman – ER, Men of a Certain Age, Pan Am
Emily Spivey – Up All Night, SNL, Modern Family
James Wong – American Horror Story, Final Destination


John Bailey – Groundhog Day, As Good as it Gets


David Maurer – Whale Wars, Splinter

Animation and Visual Effects

Lauren Carara – Star Trek: Into Darkness, Battleship, Iron Man 2
Raul Guerra – Family Guy
Martin Hall – Hugo, Lord of Rings, Thor, Speed Racer
Lauren Montgomery – Wonder Woman, Justice League
Jay Oliva – Batman, Man of Steel, Superman: Doomsday
Peter Oswald – ParaNorman
Van Partible – Johnny Bravo
David Woo – Cartoon Network

Recording Artists

Bob Beemer – Born Ultimatum, Gladiator
Christian Buenaventura – American Horror Story, True Blood, The Vampire Diaries, In Treatment
Mark Camperell – Assassin's Creed Revelations (video game), Halo 4 (video game), Insidious: Spectral Sightings
Pete Elia – True Blood, Revenge, Dexter
Warren Hendriks – The Internship, Snow White and the Huntsman, TRON: Legacy
Brian Lapin – Knocked Up, Superbad
Alex Levy – Star Trek: Into Darkness, The Incredibles, Lost, Super 8
Laura Schmadel – Ugly Betty, Palo Alto, The Quinn-tuplets
Darleen Stoker – Men of a Certain Age, The Walking Dead, ER
Damon Tedesco – Getaway, The Last Samurai, The Thin Red Line
Mario A. Vitale – The Avengers, Thor, Public Enemies
Mark Volman – Pirate Radio
Sean Wiedeman – The  Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle Earth (video game)

Executives, Agents/Managers/Attorneys (Film/Television)

Nick Alt - VP/Mobile, Vimeo
Francie Calfo – President, Imagine Television
Jason Constantine – VP/Acquisitions, Lionsgate Films
Bryan Davidson - Creative Executive, Walt Disney Feature Animation
Steve Dontanville – Founder/Manager, Dontaville/Frattaroli Management
Roger Goff – Partner, Wolf, Rifkin, Shapiro LLC.
Paul Hook – EVP/ Head of Motion Picture Production, ICM
Kathryn Nielsen – VP/Controller, Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Finance
Jim Toth – Head of Motion Picture Talent, CAA