Hollywood Invades Tempe

Film Spark's popular flagship screening/Q&A program, connects prominent filmmakers and Hollywood insiders to ASU students each semester. The program is coordinated by the student organization H.I.T. Crew.

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Past guests include:

Studio Chiefs

  • Bill Mechanic (20th Century Fox)
  • Tom Sherak (20th Century Fox, Revolution Studios)

Award Winning Writers and Directors

  • Oscar nominee, Jason Reitman (Juno, Up in the Air)
  • Oscar nominee, Richard Linklater (Boyhood, Dazed & Confused)
  • Oscar nominee, Bennett Miller (Foxcatcher, Moneyball)
  • Oscar nominee, Gary Ross (The Hunger Games)
  • 3-time Oscar winner, Mark Jonathan Harris (Into the Arms of Strangers)
  • Scott Derrickson (Doctor Strange, Sinister)
  • Robert Schenkkan (Hacksaw Ridge)
  • Michael Apted (Fmr. President, Directors Guild of America; Coalminer's Daughter)
  • John Landis (Animal House)
  • Jennifer Getzinger (DGA Award Winner for Mad Men)
  • Patricia Cardoso (Real Women Have Curves)
  • Boots Riley (Sorry to Bother You)

Blockbuster Producers

  • Bryan Burk (Star Wars - Episode VII, Star Trek)
  • Larry Franco (2012, Batman Begins)
  • Brunson Green (The Help)

Indie Producers

  • Dan Dubiecki (Juno)
  • Palmer West (Requiem for a Dream)
  • Matt Parker (Beasts of the Southern Wild)

World Class Department Heads

  • Matthew Jensen (Cinematographer; Wonder Woman)
  • Dion Beebe (Oscar winning Cinematographer; Collateral)
  • Larry Sher (Cinematographer; Garden State)
  • Cynthia Charette (Production Designer; Austin Powers)

For more information, email us at filmspark@asu.edu.