We were excited to host the WCA Relaunch Party on Sunday, September 23rd! For those of you who weren’t able to make it, take a look at a quick review of the event, some pictures, and get more information about the purpose of the Relaunch in this blog post.Read More
“Kusama: Infinity” tells the story of Yayoi Kusama, the top selling female artist in the world. For years, her talent went underappreciated as she was overshadowed by male artists of the time. Kusama persevered through trauma, mental illness, sexism, and racism in the art establishment to become the groundbreaking contemporary artist she is today.
Heather Lenz (USC, MFA in Cinematic Arts ‘04) wrote and directed the documentary, which opened to glowing reviews in September 2018. Heather also produced the documentary along with Karen Johnson (USC, MFA from the Peter Stark Producing Program ‘95) and for over ten years they worked together to tell Kusama’s remarkable story and ensure that the film made its way to the big screen.
On September 9th, members of WCA went to a special screening of the film followed by a Q&A with Heather Lenz. Read on to learn more about Heather’s challenges and triumphs as she fought to get her film about this dynamic artist on screen.Read More
We are so excited to finally unveil these first-run WCA wine glasses, featuring our brand new logo. Please consider buying one (or several!) to support WCA. We use the proceeds from merchandise to pay for expenses like monthly website hosting, and we hope to raise enough to support bigger and better events.Read More
A diverse group of graduates from SCA's Stark program to undergrad Screenwriting, came out to speed network this Thursday night at The Village Idiot. Over drink and food, alums were paired off for intervals of 5 minutes and got to know each other one-on-one.Read More
Lindsey Shockley, who received an MFA in Production from USC’s School of Cinematic Arts in 2007, currently serves as a writer and Supervising Producer on ABC’s comedy Black-ish. Writing on Black-ish is part of her duties under her overall deal with ABC Studios, a two-year pact to staff on series as well as develop new projects for the studio. The deal stems from Shockley’s stint on ABC Studios’ comedy series Hello Ladies (HBO), Trophy Wife (ABC), and Benched (USA). She recently sold a genre-bending comedy pilot, entitled The End, to Showtime. Previously, she’s written for FOX’s Ben and Kate and NBC’s Perfect Couples.Read More
Ashley York, who received an MFA from USC's Interactive Media & Games Division in 2006, co-directed and produced Tig, a Netflix Original and an Official Selection of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. Ashley is a filmmaker interested in documentaries, feminist media, and emerging modes of storytelling. She has worked on Academy Award® nominated teams and as a producer on projects that have premiered at the Sundance, Berlin, and SXSW film festivals as well as on Oprah Winfrey’s Network, A&E, HBO, and the Sundance Channel. Ashley received her MFA from the USC's School of Cinematic Arts, where she is a part-time lecturer in the Division of Media Arts + Practice.Read More
ABOUT LOUIZA: Louiza Vick, from St. Petersburg, Russia, earned her bachelor's degree from USC's School of Cinematic Arts. She started her career working in commercial production for companies such as Anonymous Content, The Directors Bureau, and Caviar while serving as a development consultant at Sony Television International for the Russian programming division. In November 2008, she joined Paradigm’s Production Department and got her start learning the ropes of below-the-line representation. In April 2010, Worldwide Production Agency brought her onboard as an agent serving its roster in motion pictures. Moving swiftly, she expanded WPA’s client roster to include editors. In 2014, she was named as one of Variety’s Hollywood New Leaders.Read More