Loyola Marymount University established its School of Film and Television in 2003 by amalgamating the University’s already reputable film and television programs which often place highly in the college rankings. Last year the school had been expanded to included brand new facilities at the Playa Vista campus which includes three green screen studios, eight Avid editing suites, and a Foley stage. With plans for further expansion already underway, the school will add a screening theatre, camera-teaching stage and a motion-capture workspace enhancing the already impressive portfolio of facilities available to its film students.
Unlike many other film schools, Loyola Marymount University film students retain the intellectual property rights to the films they create while enrolled in the college. The school also maintains close ties with big names in the film industry and offers a range of internships with hundreds of partner companies. Notable alumni from Loyola Marymount University’s film school include James Bond producer Barbara Broccoli, director Francis Lawrence, writer and producer Emily Spivey, producer and director James Wong and David Mirkin, who has worked as an executive producer for The Simpsons.