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The Los Angeles Film School Announces Thomas Schatz as Its First Professor.



HOLLYWOOD, Aug. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The Los Angeles Film School has named Thomas Schatz as its first professor for the September term. In the educational world, Schatz is considered one of America's pre-eminent professors of cinema as well as a distinguished author and speaker. "We are lucky to have someone of the high caliber that Tom Schatz brings to educating film school students," said Film School Dean Amedeo D'Adamo. "Schatz is second to none in the realm of film educators."

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, has taught there for the past 23 years. He has written four books; among them are "Hollywood Genres, The Genius of the System" and "Boom and Bust In economics, the term boom and bust refers to the movement of an economy through economic cycles. The Boom-Bust economic cycle
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: The American Cinema in the 1940s." "Hollywood Genres" is standard issue in many film theory classes around the country. Schatz has also been published in Film Comment, The Nation, "The New York Times," Premiere and elsewhere. He has been a part of many PBS PBS
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 series including serving as a script consultant and on screen interview for the 1999 American Masters Documentary "Hitchcock, Selznick and the End of Hollywood." Internationally, Schatz has served as a consultant in Italy, Switzerland, throughout Scandinavia, and most recently in Finland, to train television producers and writers on the ways of United States commercial television. Schatz currently lives in Austin with his wife and his newborn twin boys.

Schatz joins film school dean Amedeo D'Adamo laying the groundworks for the curriculum. D'Adamo comes to The Los Angeles Film School from The New School University in New York, where he coordinated the communication and film program.

The Los Angeles Film School is a one-year intensive professional training program in motion pictures, television and new media. The program specializes in Directing, Producing, Cinematography cinematography: see motion picture photography.
cinematography

Art and technology of motion-picture photography. It involves the composition of a scene, lighting of the set and actors, choice of cameras, camera angle, and integration of special
, Editing, Re-Recording and Mixing, Production Design, Special Effects and Still Photography. For more information please visit www.lafilm.com or call 877-9LA-FILM.
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