Ron Howard and Brian Grazer are setting their sights once more on the young and tech savvy. USC's School of Cinematic Arts and New Form Digital -- a studio created from Discovery Communications, Howard and Grazer -- are partnering on a year-long program that will support the distribution of student-made programming.
Under directors Jack Epps Jr. and Michael Fink of USC, 15-20 students during the 2014-2015 school year will develop and pitch their projects. Three will be selected to be developed and produced as web series during the second semester of the program. New Form will evaluate the content and oversee distribution via digital platforms.
SCA professors David Goetsch ("The Big Bang Theory") and David Isaacs ("Cheers," "M*A*S*H") will instruct the Writing classes and Sean Mullin ("Sam & Amira") will instruct the Production class.
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