This is from the UCLA main news web site, discussing my recently being awarded a Dicksen Emeriti Professorship
Teacher, mentor and
master of making things happen
Howard Suber has played a pivotal role at the School of Theater, Film and Television, from creating an acclaimed archive to launching Hollywood careers
Noela Hueso/School of Theater, Film and Television | May 06, 2014
When Howard Suber was 16 years old and had just been named “Top Debater in the State of Michigan,” he boarded a Greyhound Bus in his hometown of Owosso, Mich., and headed for Cambridge, Mass., with an audacious plan: To walk into the admissions office at Harvard University, uninvited, and request to be interviewed for admission as a freshman.
It was a bold move, to be sure, but not surprising for those who know the witty and outspoken professor in the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television (TFT), who has been named one of two UCLA recipients of the prestigious 2013-2014 Dickson Emeriti Professorship Award, the highest honor bestowed upon a retired University of California faculty member. Read more
The link here is to a long list of unmade or unfinished films by a good percentage of the world’s greatest filmmakers.
You can look at it as a sad commentary on how difficult the world of filmmaking is. Or you take some solace and perhaps even inspiration from the fact that even the greatest filmmakers have extreme difficulties getting their passion projects made. Read more
I don’t often get quoted in the business world, so I thought I’d share this piece by former student Eric Barker: http://www.businessinsider.com/8-things-movies-can-teach-you-about-human-nature-2013-10
Eric is a produced screenwriter, graduate of the Producers Program, and now works for a major video game company. He has a 25,000-subscriber blog that often has fascinating pieces at http://www.bakadesuyo.com. The piece in Business Insider was drawn from a longer interview he posted at http://www.bakadesuyo.com/howard-extended/.
Lifehacker picked up this interview with me in which I identify the most important word in storytelling: