Quentin Tarantino to Deliver Keynote Address at UCLA's Design Showcase West

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The event is scheduled for Saturday at UCLA's School of Theater, Film and Television.

The UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television has tapped Oscar-winning filmmaker Quentin Tarantino as the keynote speaker for its 14th annual Design Showcase West on June 4.

Of Tarantino's participation, UCLA's Brian Kite, the department of theater chair, says, “Mr. Tarantino is a passionate filmmaker, who uses lighting, set and costume design to give his films their distinct visual style. This same passion can be seen in the student work showcased at DSW each year where the future leaders in design meet with film, television and theater-industry professionals to advance their careers.”

Design Showcase West, created by the UCLA School of TFT and attended by studio executives, producers, artistic directors and designers, is the only national entertainment-design showcase on the West Coast featuring the work of students graduating from the nation’s top university design programs, including UCLA TFT; American Film Institute; California Institute of the Arts; California State University, Long Beach; Carnegie Mellon West Coast Drama Alumni Clan; Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts; New York University; San Diego State University; University of California, Davis; University of California, Irvine; University of California, San Diego; University of Missouri, Kansas City; University of Nevada, Las Vegas; and University of Texas, Austin.

Exhibits range from costume design to scenic, sound, lighting and production design. Also at the event, second-year UCLA TFT costume-design graduate student Kumie Asai will be receiving the 2016 Swarovski Shooting Star Award.