How Art Center
Films as Works of Art
As we await the summer 2013 release of Snyder’s Man of Steel and the next great works from Michael Sucsy FILM 03 (The Vow, Grey Gardens) and other alumni filmmakers, LaManna and Peterson are convinced their students will continue to set new standards. “More and more, our filmmakers are now authoring their own works,” Peterson says with a smile. “The future is bright for great storytellers who can direct.”
“People coming out of Art Center hit
the ground running.”
“If they’re put on a set, they know what they’re doing,” LaManna continued. And if they aspire to direct their own projects, “we work hard to give them the wherewithal to do that. We give them a strong skill set and a sense of entrepreneurship, both of which are absolutely essential.”
Based on Snyder’s recommendation, after completing his work on Man of Steel Jack Foley visited Art Center. “When I toured the school, something became extremely clear to me: At Art Center I would become an artist. At any other school, I would become a guy who makes movies,” says Foley. “Art Center sees films as works of art. No other schools I looked at had that same view.”
Foley enrolled in undergraduate Film in September 2012.