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Judd Apatow
Will produce an untitled original comedy, which will be written and directed by Dan Mazer co-writer and producer of Borat; will produce Columbia's The Pineapple Express, which will star Seth Rogen and James Franco.

Michael Baber '93
Currently working on Warner Bros.'s Spring Breakdown as music editor.

Michael Bostick '90
Will co-produce with Tom Shadyac, the true story of John Francis, who walked from one end of the country to the other and didn't speak a word for nearly two decades.

Gary Bryman '96
Is a producer for Mandate Picture's Boogeyman 2, which is currently in production.

Arvin Chen (current student)
Received Honorable Mention for his film Mei in the Asian American category of the 12th Annual DGA Student Film Awards for Women and Minority Directors.

Nelson Cragg '03
Is the director of photography for Mandate Pictures' Boogeyman 2, which is currently in production.

R.J. Cutler '02 Along with A&E IndieFilms, is bringing fashion dynamo Anna Wintour to the bigscreen in a feature-length documentary chronicling the making of Vogue's September issue in which he will direct.

Luigi De Laurentiis '03
Will produce with his father, Aurelio De Laurentiis, I Kill, a serial-killer thriller based on an Italian bestseller of the same name.

Vineet Dewan '06
Won for film Clear Cut, Simple in the Asian American category of the 12th Annual DGA Student Film Awards for Women and Minority Directors.

Mark DiStefano '94
Sold his feature film The Akula Job to Impact Pictures and Constantin Films. It is a high concept thriller that takes place six hundred meters under the sea, when a female DEA agent hires a master thief to pull off a diamond heist on a submarine.

Kathy Easterling
Won her seventh Emmy as a writer for the syndicated game show Jeopardy!. She is now in her 21st season on the hit show.

Kirk Ellis
Has been attached as the wrtier for the film in development The Worst Hard Time, which was a book originally written by Timothy Egan.

Paul Feig '84
Will rewrite and direct Warner Bros.'s Smooth Operator, an action comedy that follows a CIA agent/ladies man who must train a computer nerd so that he can seduce a female operative.

Gary Fleder '93
Will direct The Express, a Universal drama about football player Ernie Davis, the first black player to win the Heisman Trophy.

Mark Friedman '94
Will write Fox's original drama, Father Figure. This will be the first collaboration between Levy and Friedman since he scripted Levy's senior thesis film at USC.

Gordon Gray '86
Will executive produce the project Unhitched, a comedy about two thirtysomething divorcees who move in together to start new lives.

Brian Grazer '74
Is developing a sequel to Inside Man with Spike Lee for Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment; will produce Universal's Prodigal Son, a romantic comedy that his wife, Gigi Levangie Grazer will write with Mimi James; will produce L.A. Riots, a drama framed around the racially charged April 1992 riots.

Steven Hein
Is a producer for Mandate Pictures' Boogeyman 2, which is currently in production.

George Heller '01
Has teamed with three classmates to become a conduit between students and Hollywood, an alliance that spread to other film schools and led to his company, Foursight Entertainment; executive produced Haven, the Orlando Bloom - Bill Paxton.

Grant Heslov '86
With his Smoke House partner, George Clooney, is buying screen rights to John Grisham's nonfiction book The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town in which Heslov and Clooney will soley produce.

Ron Howard
Will receive the American Society of Cinematographers' Board of Governors Award.

John H. Humphrey '82
Published Middle East Memoirs a book that takes the reader through Humphrey's experience of working for the Syracuse University Film Project in the Middle East.

Diane Lisa Johnson '05
Received Honorable Mention for her film Swimming in the women's category of the 12th Annual DGA Student Film Awards for Women and Minority Directors.

Evan Katz '86
Will write the script for Fox's The Amateur.

David Kirschner
Will co-produce the comedy Birth Mother, which will be the third teaming of the scripting team and producers Kirschner and Corey Sienega.

Daphne Lambrinou '05
Won for her film Paperboat in the women's category of the 12th Annual DGA Student Film Awards for Women and Minority Directors.

Alexander Lee '02
Will direct an IFC Television news special Terror from Tokyo; in post-production on his feature length documentary The Real Shaolin.

Leslie Lehr '82
Is writing Club Divorce about a woman who lives happier ever after, for Craig Anderson Productions for Lifetime Television; will write a comic novel Welcome to Club Divorce about a group of women starting their second act, for Kensington Press; recently published by Warner Books 2/2007 Welcome to the Club, The Honeymoon's Over.

Shawn Levy '94
Will produce Fox's original drama, Father Figure. This will be the first collaboration between Levy and Friedman since Friedman scripted his senior thesis film at USC.

George Lucas '66
Will be honored at The 50th Annual San Francisco Film Festival with a one-time-only award named after fest founder Irving "Bud" Levin.

Meredith Jacobson Marciano '81
Has just completed casting Life in Flight, a feature film in New York for Plum Pictures.

Chris McGurk
Has been named CEO of the newly launched Overture Films, a film production and distribution company, which will be funded by Liberty Media Corp.'s Starz Llc.

Randall Miller
Will direct Bottle Shock, the story behind the birth of the Napa wine industry.

Neal Moritz '85
Will produce Columbia's romantic comedy Made of Honor, which will star Patrick Dempsey.

Don Murphy '88
Will produce Warner Bros.'s bigscreen adaptation of DC Comics' Deadman.

Ose Oyamendan '02
Won honorable mention for his screenplay Resistance at the Tribeca Film Festival's All Access Connects program. He also had his one-hour drama optioned by Fox as part of its Writers Initiative program.

Jim Piechocki '85
Recently created Re-Mission, a video game aimed at young cancer patients for HopeLab Inc., a non-profit medical foundation created by eBay founders; he will adapt author Harry Harrison's science fiction book, Deathworld, into a theatrical action screenplay about an intergalactic hero who rescues earth from ecological catastrophe.

Mika Salmi
Has been named president of global digital media for MTV Networks.

Peter Segal '84
Will direct an untitled comedy pitch for Universal set against the first Olympics in ancient Greece.

Tom Sheppard '87
Was nominated for writing the episode Nice Moustache in an animated television series for Cartoon Network's My Gym Partner's a Monkey.

Jennifer Todd '87
Along with Warner Bros., Team Todd has hired Mickey Birnbaum to adapt The High-Impact Infidelity Diet; will co-produce The Accidental Husband.

Suzanne Todd '86
Along with Warner Bros., Team Todd has hired Mickey Birnbaum to adapt The High-Impact Infidelity Diet; will co-produce The Accidental Husband.

Athena Wickham '02
Was named a creative executive for J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot Productions.

Jennie Yamaki '03
Is the vice president of physical production for Mandate Pictures in which she be overseeing Boogeyman 2.

Bob Yari
Will co-produce The Accidental Husband a romantic comedy starring Uma Thurman

Flms and TV Shows

Borat
Jay Roach, Producer

The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause
Robbie Greenberg, Camera

Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny
Robert Brinkmann, Camera

Zerophilia
Martin Curland, Director, Screenwriter, Producer
Greg Lanesey, Producer
Matt Radecki, Producer
Graham Futerfas, Camera
Sebastian Twardosz, Consulting Producer

Charlotte's Web
Karey Kirkpatrick, Screenwriter

Home of the Brave
Mark Friedman, Screenwriter

Letters From Iwo Jima
Henry Bumstead, Production Designer

The Pursuit of Happyness
Todd Black, Producer

Screamers
Bill Yahraus, Editor

Unaccompanied Minors
Paul Feig, Director

Unaccompanied Minors
Christopher Baffa, Camera

The Architect
John Bailey, Camera

Deja Vu
F. Hudson Miller, Supervising Sound Editor
Paula Patton, Actress
Claire Kuchever, Actress

Eragon
Michael McAlister, Visual Effects Supervisor

Tenacious D: The Pick of Destiny
Michael Baber, Music Editor

Turistas
Michael Ross, Screenplay

The Nine
Caroline Ross-Solberg, Editor
John Pace, Editor

The Year Without a Santa Claus
Mark M. Wolper, Executive Producer

The Year Without a Santa Claus
Ron Underwood, Director
Tina Hirsch, Editor

Sleeper Cell: American Terror
Angel Dean Lopez, Producer

Big Day
Josh Goldsmith, Executive Producer/Writer
Cathy Yuspa, Executive Producer/Writer

Day Break
Steven Maeda, Co-Executive Producer.

House
Michael Baber, Music Editor

Battlestar Galactica
Michael Baber, Music Editor