NEWS & Upcoming Events

Alum Brian Levant Leads UA TV Comedy Writing Lab

February 2018: As part of its mission to inspire, guide and provide career development opportunities to UA students, the UA Hanson Film Institute is hosting award-winning film and television writer, producer and director Brian Levant in Tucson to conduct a TV Comedy Writing lab. The 6-part lab, taking place over 3 weeks in February, is being attended by students studying Creative Writing and Film and Television. The lab will conclude with a series of Skype sessions with Los Angeles-based studio and network executives, during which the students will have the opportunity to directly pitch their concepts. Click on image for more details.


Become an inaugural member of the Hanson Film Institute Producers Club! Support the work of the Institute, and meet industry special guests at twice-yearly salons. Our first Producers Club Salon takes place on Tuesday November 21st at the Arizona Inn with special guest Brenda Kelly Grant, Vice President Talent and Casting, ABC Studios. Click on the image above for details on how to join and to RSVP to our inaugural salon.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Producers Club Exclusive: Casablanca Chat

Calling all Hanson Film Producers Club Members! Directly following the screening of Casablanca (1942) at the Fox Tucson Theatre, head upstairs to the lounge to chat with Hanson Film Producers Club member Victoria Lucas. Victoria is the granddaughter of Casablanca’s director, Michael Curtiz. Listen in as Victoria – herself an accomplished film industry veteran, and the on-air host for Arizona Public Media’s Saturday night feature film – shares some behind-the-scenes stories. Click on the image for more details.

UA News

BFA Grad Awarded National Vision Maker Media Internship

Stacy Howard, a UA School of Theatre, Film & Television student, has been awarded a 2017 Public Media internship by broadcaster Vision Maker Media. Stacy is one of three students nationwide to be selected for the competitive program, and the first University of Arizona student to do so.