UCLA Extension Film Scoring Instructor, Cameron Patrick, Named AFTRS Head of Music

Annie Award nominee and AGSC Screen Music Award winner Cameron Patrick has been named the new head of music at the Australian Film Television & Radio School (AFTRS). Patrick’s career in screen as a composer and orchestrator has spanned almost 30 years, with credits that include Spider-man: Homecoming, Zootopia, Jurassic World and Inside Out. Patrick is a graduate of the…

Exclusive Interview with David Misch: Veteran Comedy Writer, Performer & Teacher

David Misch has been a comic folksinger, stand-up comedian and screenwriter; his credits include the multiple-Emmy-nominated “Mork and Mindy”, the Emmy-losing “Duckman”, the Emmy-ignored “Police Squad!”, the Emmy-engorged “Saturday Night Live”, and the Emmy-ineligible “The Muppets Take Manhattan”. David’s written Funny: The Book and A Beginner’s Guide To Corruption; he blogs for The Huffington Post,…

Must-Attend Class on Music Law Returns to UCLA

“Tort reform is easy, it’s learning the guitar solo on ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine’ that’s hard,” says entertainment lawyer Dina LaPolt. For the past 17 years LaPolt has taught Los Angeles’ most in-demand music industry class: “Legal and Practical Aspects of the Music Business,” a UCLA extension course which, despite its paint-drying title, has become a breeding…