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    Van Slyke, Patrick
    ABSTRACT THE CREATION OF THE FEATURE SCREENPLAY: RAILMASTER By Patrick Van Slyke This report details the writing of Railmaster, a feature-length historical fiction film script. It is a story of how industrialization was used in repression of the Nativ . . .
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    Grandjean, Kelly R.
    This paper is a reflection and analysis of my journey writing, acting, and producing my short film, <italic>14 Hundred 40</italic>. I discuss not only the evolution of the script and my character, Birdie, but also the inspirations behind the project. . . .
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    Miranda, Ricardo Pinheiro
    Tambatajá de Marrí is a movie that represents a desire to create, through an original cinematic language, an authentic portrait of Colares - a remote island that exists in the Amazon region of Brazil, my home. As the movie's narrative unfolds a true s . . .
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    Sandler, Morgan
    The thesis I set out to accomplish is one that I had envisioned long before I decided to pursue a Master's Degree. The goal was to write a filmmaking textbook, as well as shoot a narrative film to accompany the book. The film will serve as interactive . . .
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    Mercado, Claudia
    Mujeres de Maiz Herstory in Los Angeles is a raw experimental documentary short that is composed of personal testimonies, archival footage, animation and the herstorical power of female unity to create a space for women’s voices, resistance and social . . .
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    Beron, Jessica Paige
    My culminating project to complete my Masters of Fine Arts Degree in Television, Film, and Theater in Acting was playing the role of Lucy, in my independently, self-produced production of Mr. Marmalade by Noah Haidle. Mr. Marmalade is a dark comedy ab . . .
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    Cho, Youn Hee
    This thesis documents the process of creating an original solo theatrical performance, Should I Tell You?. The script was developed from insight and investigation into the social issues surrounding Korean Comfort Women, young girls forced into sexual . . .
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    Moss, Alicia Nicole
    The Device is a science-fiction, feature-length screenplay set on a post-apocalyptic, futuristic Earth. The main protagonist – a geo-biologist named Chaya Maat – is forced to locate the Earth’s damaged cloaking device after Earth is invaded by aliens . . .
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    Viola, Margaret Anne
    Chuck and Nancy is a fictional, single-camera comedy pilot for television based on the friendship between two women in their thirties - one straight, one gay - who become roommates after failed relationships. CHUCK (32) is an androgynous, charming, ta . . .
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    Coluccio, Jennifer Alexis
    This thesis seeks to promote discursive engagement regarding the role of performance in shaping cultural perceptions of madness and, effectively, “spreading” psychopathology through the biological and rhetorical dissemination of the “creative” gene. I . . .
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    Salcido, Ricardo
    Artistic integrity is defined by my values and the process that formed this project. It is where my inner artist is nurtured with the power to transform my desires to be stronger then my fears to become whole, or at one with my art. Without integrity . . .
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    Fipps, Heather Ann
    <italic>Allegories of Reverie</italic> is a short film that features three original folkloric fantasy characters that personify a type of personality disorder. Told as a series of vignettes, a traveler, a man, and a maiden transform into a captain, a . . .
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    Groskin, Katy Leigh
    Theater education is a valuable tool for the empowerment of urban youth. A drama class can support students' development of self-awareness through creative expression and self- reflection. Through this awareness students can speak up for themselves an . . .
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    Patel, Nidhin Maheshbhai
    ‘Something Old, Something New’ is a short film adapted from a 10-minute theater play, ‘Something Borrowed, Something New’ by Joshua Archer. On their wedding day, Michael declares he is not ready to walk down the aisle, only to have Amber, the bride, t . . .
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    Decker, Robert Glen
    On October 20-22, 2016, Master of Fine Arts candidate Robert Glen Decker presented the play Barrymore by William Luce as his thesis project at California State University, Los Angeles. In performing this dynamic theatre piece, he demonstrated versatil . . .
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    Miller, Janet Elizabeth
    For my thesis project, I produced, directed and choreographed a production of The Toxic Avenger Musical, which was part of the Hollywood Fringe Festival, June 2016. The Toxic Avenger Musical ran for four weeks, twelve performances. This introduction w . . .
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    Prabhune, Akanksha
    Girl in the City is a single-cam, half-hour comedy from the point of view of Aliya Sharma, an Indian girl who moves to LA to pursue her dream of becoming an actress. I have been working on this idea for quite some time now and have workshopped it in a . . .
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    Galan, Isabel
    My Voice No Longer Quivers is a short experimental stage performance. The play is based on a personal biographical incident, which happened to my father. This piece is created to promote social and political change by highlighting inequalities of race . . .
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    Braaten, Matthew Howard
    This thesis project explores the process of writing The Wedding Present, an original full-length play, and the production of a staged reading of it. The play tells the story of an organic farmer in Minnesota who, on the eve of his wedding, discovers t . . .
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    Rivas, Yessenia
    Libraries are evolving communities that encourage collaboration. People from diverse demographics gather around these centers for various purposes, making connections between those who serve the library and those who attend the library in the process. . . .
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    He, Qiyu
    This thesis gives a written account of my short documentary Catchers in Beijing from its inception to completion. It is a documentary about a group of young, educated people living in Beijing, chasing their dreams – or about to give up on them. The ti . . .
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    Nelson, Vaneska Paim
    This thesis describes a drama therapy process based in two students’ diverse cultural/personal perspectives on change, family, spirituality, loss, racism, classism, sexism and immigration rhetoric or policies. The significance of Image Theatre as a me . . .
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    Schwartz, Benjamin MIchael
    This paper is in partial fulfillment for the requirements for the Master’s Degree of Fine Art in Dramatic Writing. This paper is a self-analysis of the process and purpose of writing and producing my full-length play, American Conspiracy. It will serv . . .
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    Ishida, Barbara Ann Strand
    <italic>SCRIPTED.<italic> is a fictional dramedy pilot for television based on Underdog, a struggling Reality TV production company. Once at the top of their game, they've fallen from grace since their founder, Robert Pup, passed away. Brothers Jake a . . .
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    He, Qiyu
    This thesis gives a written account of my short documentary Catchers in Beijing from its inception to completion. It is a documentary about a group of young, educated people living in Beijing, chasing their dreams – or about to give up on them. The ti . . .
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    Torres, Marisol Lydia
    I have completed a script for a one-act theatrical work which I can produce and perform in the Los Angeles theatre community and nationally. My ambition was to creatively incorporate my background in Latin American Studies (B.A.), along with oral and . . .
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    Pelaez, Jekyns
    Blind Justice is a short film based on a full-length feature script, which in-turn was derived from the classic Greek play, Sophocles' Oedipus Rex. The film uses F. Storr's century old English translation of the original Greek text, which dates to 430 . . .
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    Brown, Leah
    Working Curls offers a humorous look at the movement in the Black hair community to return to their natural hair. This web series introduces misconceptions that both African-Americans and non-African-Americans have about black hair. Working Curls usin . . .
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    Johnson, Callie M Prendiville
    A report on the writing, producing, and performing of The Helenas, a one-act, one-woman play by Callie M Prendiville Johnson. The Helenas follows a young woman named Helena in modern day Los Angeles who examines her namesakes in Shakespeare's A Midsum . . .
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    Vazquez, Juan Jose
    The aim of this thesis project is to inspire future students to push the boundaries of visual effects techniques through using consumer personal computers in order to expand the stories produced by university film students. I will explore how a short . . .
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    Ventress II, Joe R.
    This MFA film project was produced utilizing digital production tools for the three primary phases of its production, i.e., pre-production, principle-photography and post-production. Production utilized digital tools including scripting, scheduling an . . .
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    Choi, Ye Ju
    My thesis performance project, entitled, Being an American, was a one-woman, autobiographical, devised theatre piece that was inspired by my experiences living in America as an international student. The performance was staged for an audience on Novem . . .
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    Compere, John Dunel
    The purpose of this project report is to evaluate my role as producer, writer, and actor on the short film, Intervention X. The film was produced to fulfill the thesis requirements for the Master of Fine Arts in Television, Film and Theatre at Califor . . .
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    Bennett, Naomi Petrea
    This paper looks at the creation of a sustainable collaborative theater practice through the development of Hold Me Tight, an original theatre-dance performance devised with the ensemble. Developed over a ten-month period, Hold Me Tight is inspired by . . .
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    Niu, Lin
    In this thesis report, I chronicle the production process of my film, The Dancing Class, for the completion of the MFA thesis. The Dancing Class is a fictional short film that depicts a dancer who studies at a top dance school and her intense desire t . . .
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    Clasby, Candice Marie
    This paper presents an exploration of my role as director for the show Bus Stop by William Inge presented in the Arena Theatre at California State University, Los Angeles in Winter 2015. The focus of this paper will analyze my work as a director, from . . .
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    Xu, Yuanda
    The Unexpected Guest is a fictional Asian original short film that features the fictional character Wei Jing Lin as a Taiwanese national residing in Los Angeles. Disaster strikes Wei Jing when his former music industry job rejects his working visa and . . .
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    Groskin, Katy Leigh
    Theater education is a valuable tool for the empowerment of urban youth. A drama class can support students' development of self-awareness through creative expression and self- reflection. Through this awareness students can speak up for themselves an . . .
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    Trabitz, Randee E.
    I directed and collaborated with performance artist John Fleck on a performance piece entitled Blacktop Highway, which I directed for Redcat's NOW Festival in August, 2014. Using the structure of classic horror films, we explore mixing cinematic narra . . .
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    Burnam, Daniel Francisco
    My thesis project consisted of revising the pilot episode of “Getting Bi,” a one-hour television high school drama series and writing the storylines for the 10-episode first season of the show. “Getting Bi” is the story of a teen girl who searches for . . .
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    Pest, Matthew Ryan
    Beginning in January of 2015, I had the privilege of working with Deaf West Theatre and California State University, Los Angeles on a co-production of David Mamet’s critically acclaimed play, American Buffalo. After three years of intense actor traini . . .
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    Moss, Alicia Nicole
    The Device is a science-fiction, feature-length screenplay set on a post-apocalyptic, futuristic Earth. The main protagonist – a geo-biologist named Chaya Maat – is forced to locate the Earth’s damaged cloaking device after Earth is invaded by aliens . . .
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    Mendelson, Jo Ann
    For my culminating thesis project towards completion of my MFA in Television, Film and Theatre (TVFT) Acting Option, I performed three separate roles in Loft Ensemble Theatre Company’s production of the swashbuckling comedy Long Joan Silver by Arthur . . .
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    Guerrero, Moses Israel Serna
    The thesis I set out to create is one that I wished to make during my first semester in the MFA program here at California State University, Los Angeles, while in my ‘Directing for Stage’ class. This film was adapted for the screen from a theatre prod . . .
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    Coluccio, Jennifer Alexis
    This thesis seeks to promote discursive engagement regarding the role of performance in shaping cultural perceptions of madness and, effectively, “spreading” psychopathology through the biological and rhetorical dissemination of the “creative” gene. I . . .
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    Ponce, Rocio
    My thesis paper examines the entire procedure involved when composing and presenting a punk rock opera/musical to the audience. It explores the simple steps practically used in the composition of a punk rock opera through a case study of personal expe . . .
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    Ortiz, Charles Rogers
    This MFA thesis project, entitled Chess & the Stranger, is a short dramatic surrealist film. It is a story that uses magical realism and turns into a psychological thriller. Chess & the Stranger focuses on the unstable emotional or mental states of it . . .
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    He, Qiyu
    This thesis gives a written account of my short documentary Catchers in Beijing from its inception to completion. It is a documentary about a group of young, educated people living in Beijing, chasing their dreams – or about to give up on them. The ti . . .
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    Decker, Robert Glen
    On October 20-22, 2016, Master of Fine Arts candidate Robert Glen Decker presented the play Barrymore by William Luce as his thesis project at California State University, Los Angeles. In performing this dynamic theatre piece, he demonstrated versatil . . .
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    Boccio, Erik
    Shooting an Elephant is a film that depicts the surrealistic fantasy of a man running from his troubled past. For the protagonist and author alike, it answers the question "If you could go anywhere, where would you go?" This thesis report describes th . . .