Sundance Film Festival

Exploring Indie in Entertainment Arts: An Overview of the Sundance Film Festival

The Sundance Film Festival provides independent filmmakers a chance to showcase their films in a major platform. And every year in January, it makes Salt Lake City shine brighter than Hollywood.

Women filmmakers

Eleven Famous Female Film Directors You Should Know

There are more than just a few handful of notable women who have done impressive filmmaking. Here are eleven famous female film directors you should know.

Filming actors on set

A New Student’s Guide to Film Degree Program Classes

A film career offers strong financial and social opportunities — but to make use of these opportunities, you need to study what film production actually involves.

Careers in Film: The Present and Future

For students thinking about enrolling in film school, there are a multitude of exciting careers in film production to explore.

Toy Story 4 by Pixar

Alumni Behind the Scenes: Toy Story 4

Woody, Buzz Lightyear, and the rest of the gang aren’t quite done with their adventures yet. Helping them on a road trip of a lifetime are some Academy of Art alumni.

Raise Hell: The Life and Times of Molly Ivins by Janice Engel

RSVP: Film School Instructor Janice Engel to Screen Docu at Art U

Event: Raise Hell: The Life and Times of Molly Ivins ScreeningDate: Tuesday, May 7, 2019Time: 7:30 PMVenue: 79 New Montgomery TheatreAdmission: FREE for Art U Community

Aquaman 2018

Art School Alumni Help Aquaman Break Through the Surface

Not all superheroes grace the big screen. Aquaman’s wild action scenes and vibrant underwater sequences wouldn’t have been possible without its unsung heroes—the various art school alumni manning the…

Jana Sue Memel School of Motion Pictures & Television Director

Director Dialogue Series: Jana Sue Memel, Motion Pictures and Television

This week in our Director Dialogue series, our featured director is Jana Sue Memel from the School of Motion Picture & Television and the School of Writing for Film, Television & Digital…

Virtual Reality on the Red Carpet

Roll out the red carpet and invite the paparazzi: it’s time for virtual reality to shine! The 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards—scheduled to air on Sept. 17—will feature two new categories:…

Alumna to Direct ‘Lobo’ Book Adaptation

Congratulations to Academy of Art University alumna Alyce Tzue for signing on as the director for Lobo, an upcoming animated feature film based on the children’s book The Pup Who Cried Wolf by Chris…