Honors and Hires: USC SCA to Dedicate Bryan Singer Division of Critical Studies

Also this week, Paradigm announces its latest client signings.

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On Sunday, USC’s School of Cinematic Arts will dedicate the Bryan Singer Division of Critical Studies, marking the first time one of the school’s seven divisions will be named by an alumnus. The Division’s courses focus on a variety of media, from big budget blockbusters to YouTube clips. In addition, it offers courses on the business, analysis and cultural impact of the moving image. Singer (pictured) will be on hand for the dedication.


Paradigm announced that it has signed director of photography
 Evans Brown (True Blood) and editor
 Martin Bernfeld (Almanac, Bounty Killer, Mob Rules, Piranha 3DD).


The Art Directors Guild has named this year's winners of its ADG/Richard Stiles Scholarship Awards. They are Madison Kern, daughter of production designer and art director Brandy Alexander, and Zane Toyon, son of production designer/art director Richard Toyon. Kern graduated from Beverly Hills High School and is attending USC as a communications major. Zane Toyon graduated from Clark Magnet High School in La Crescenta and is now attending CSU Monterey Bay, majoring in marine biology. The ADG scholarship program, now in its ninth year, is open to dependents and spouses of Guild members as well as members themselves.

Company news:

Neglab, a Sydney-based motion picture film lab for processing 35mm and 16mm color negative, plans to reopen its doors later this month. The company originally opened in July 1997, and briefly suspended operations a few years ago based on industry economics.

UK-headquartered music company Audio Network has opened a Los Angeles office, which will be headed up by Cheryl Frohlich, head of business development at Audio Network US. 

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