November 27, 2017 News

"SGIFF Winner ‘Live From Dhaka’ Snapped up by Stray Dogs (EXCLUSIVE)"

Paris-based international sales agent Stray Dogs has picked up Bangladeshi filmmaker Abdullah Mohammed Saad’s “Live From Dhaka.”

October 11, 2017 News

"“Hunger Games” Screenwriter Visits Mark Twain Elementary, Offers Advice to Young Filmmakers"

Students in Alma Elias’ fourth-grade class at Mark Twain Elementary School could be excused for being a bit star struck by their classroom visitor, but how often does an Academy Award-nominated screenwriter drop by to offer tips on how best to develop a movie script?

September 11, 2017 News

"Gina Rodriguez’s new ‘Dreamers’ series hopes to rid America of the term ‘illegal’"

By all appearances, Rafael Agustin had been the all-American high school student: he was class president, prom king and an honor roll student. But there was one hitch: he was also in the country illegally. It was a discovery Agustin learned while applying for college in 1998 — before there...

August 30, 2017 News

"Bassett Unified partners with Latino film program to give students a voice"

Eleven-year-old Brian Estrada isn’t just a student at Van Wig Elementary School — he’s now a film producer and writer. And he has the script to prove it, thanks to a cinema project from Edward James Olmos’ Latino International Film Institute that’s designed to help Hispanic youths develop a passion...

June 01, 2017 News

"Santa Ana High film academy to be named after Edward James Olmos for his work there"

Santa Ana Unified School District was the first public school system to embrace actor and director Edward James Olmos’ Youth Cinema Project, bringing industry professionals to help young filmmakers create their dreams on the big screen.

March 25, 2017 Press Release

"Edward James Olmos Inspires Madison Elementary School Film Students"

Academy Award®-nominated actor Edward James Olmos visited Madison Elementary School on Tuesday, to celebrate the dedication of the school’s new mural. Olmos was joined by joined by Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) Superintendent Brian McDonald, Ed.D., Board of Education members, students, parents, teachers, and staff.

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