Instructors: Paula Wagner and Roger Goff
PROD 598-03 + PROD 598-04
These integrated courses will look at
The Business of Film
- agent/producer perspectives
- business and legal affairs
Paula Wagner has worked in the top ranks of the entertainment industry as a talent agent, a producer, and studio executive.
Mr. Goff represents film producers in connection with the financing, production, and distribution of feature films. Goff also represents companies in music, digital media and entertainment technology in their business transactions.
Instructor: Mike Berkofsky
Spring 2011, Fall 2011, Spring 2012
Advanced Production and Cinematography Class
"The Bridge" - a 3 credit class
Mike Berkofsky is an international commercials director/cameraman and former production company owner.
Instructor: Effie Brown (Profile)
Producing Master Class
LMU alum Effie Brown's production company, Duly Noted, Inc., produces original film projects by emerging and established filmmakers.
Her films include Real Women Have Curves, In the Cut and Rocket Science, which won the Sundance 2007 Grand Jury Prize for Directing.
Instructor: Richard Winn Taylor II (Profile)
PROD 480-05 / ANIM 398-02
Mixed Media Filmmaking Master Class
As a Visual Effects Director on Disney's original Tron, Richard Taylor has witnessed and been an integral part of the amazing growth in visual effects technology since the film's release in 1982. He has an extensive background in live action direction, animation, production design, special effects and 4computer generated images for theatrical films, television, commercials and video games.
Instructor: Stig Björkman
Swedish Film Class - a 3 credit class
Swedish film maker and critic. He has worked as a film consultant in the Danish Cinema Institute, and as a Film Direction professor in the Drama Institute of Stockholm.
In the major works of Björkman we can find short films and documentaries, the latest one, "...but Film Is My Mistress" (2010), a film on Ingmar Bergman.
He has written various works on film such as: Woody on Allen, Trier on von Trier, and several in which he analyzes the works of Ingmar Berman as: Bergman on Bergman (co-writer) and Conversations avec Bergman (along with Olivier Assayas).