Success: Denise Cruz-Castino’s Film Projects

Success: Denise Cruz-Castino’s Film Projects

Former student Denise Cruz-Castino has had multiple successes since taking classes with the Writers’ Program. Her first produced movie, 5 Weddings premiered at Cannes in 2018, starred Rajkummar Rao who starred in the Oscar nominated film The White Tiger, with co-stars...
Success: Annie O’Neill Stein’s Debut Novel

Success: Annie O’Neill Stein’s Debut Novel

Former student Annie O’Neill Stein recently had her debut novel, started in our courses, published. Regrettably, Annie passed away a few months ago. However, her former classmate was kind enough to reach out and offer this success story and tribute to Annie’s work....
Success: John Darbonne’s Reader Gigs

Success: John Darbonne’s Reader Gigs

John Darbonne went from student to professional script reader after just one class! John says, “After taking Barney Lichtenstein’s script reader course at UCLA Extension, I was able to become a volunteer reader at the Austin Film Festival. From there, the Los...
Success: Tamika Thompson’s Publications

Success: Tamika Thompson’s Publications

Fiction Writing Certificate alum Tamika Thompson has had a string of successes since graduating. Of her achievements Tamika says, “Since completing the program, I have had several stories published, some of which I workshopped in class with Stephen Cooper and Reyna...
Success: Monica Furman’s Script Placement

Success: Monica Furman’s Script Placement

Current TV Writing Certificate student Monica Furman recently had another script she’s worked on in our classes receive a competition placement. Monica says, “My workplace comedy, Please Hold, was recently named an Honorable Mention in Barnstorm...

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