A Producer is the person who gets the project made. A creative and entrepreneurial self­starter, the producer has the talent for turning his or her artistic vision into a tangible product — and, for a good producer, a critical and/or commercial success. The Peter Stark Producing Program will expose an aspiring producer to the full spectrum of the entertainment business and creative development. Students will learn every step of the creative process, from development through distribution. Starkies discover and hone the creative, entrepreneurial, and managerial skills needed to succeed in the career path of the student's choosing. Students will become a scholar of the industry, through classes in entertainment history, economics, and law; studio management; budgeting; marketing; and independent producing. In short, Starkies will know how to practically take a project of any media — film, television or interactive — from script to screen, large or small.


Stark Alum Discusses her vision of an international media empire

Georgina Gonzalez
Student Profile

A long-form interview with the Chair of the Peter Stark Producing Program

Lunch with Larry

Insights of a legendary producer

Larry Turman
Stark Chair

Degree Programs

Masters of Fine Arts

The Peter Stark Producing Program is an innovative, two-year (four-semester) full­time graduate program designed to prepare a select group of highly motivated students for careers as producers and executives of film, television, interactive, and new media.

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Contact Information

Graduate Peter Stark Producing Program
School of Cinematic Arts
Richard Shepherd, Associate Director
University Park, SCA 366
Los Angeles, CA 90089-2211
Phone: 213.740.3304
Fax: 213.745.6652