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George Lucas donates $10 million for SCA diversity

first_imgFilmmaker George Lucas has donated another $10 million to the USC School of Cinematic Arts, the University announced Monday. The gift will fund The George Lucas Foundation Endowed Student Support Fund for Diversity, which was established in 2015 to provide financial assistance to African American and Hispanic students.The present donation follows an initial $10 million donation by the George Lucas Family Foundation in 2015.Vice Dean of Academic Affairs Michael Renov said Lucas’ donation will benefit the film school years to come. “We are grateful that Mellody Hobson and George Lucas continue to provide visionary leadership on issues of diversity in our field,” Renov told USC News. “This endowed fund allows us to recruit storytellers whose voices are underrepresented in cinematic media and whose inclusion benefits all of us.”In 2015, President C. L. Max Nikias acknowledged Lucas’ gift, citing Lucas as a friend to the USC community.“This gift will nurture the next generation of artists, supporting scholarships that enhance access in the cinematic arts, while bringing new and diverse voices and stories into our lives,” Nikias told USC News.Jonathan Curtiss, a graduate student majoring in writing for screen and television at the School of Cinematic Arts, was among the first George Lucas scholars who benefited from the fund. “The George Lucas Scholarship really opened the door for me because I wouldn’t have been able to attend USC,” Curtiss told USC News. “Without it, my acceptance letter would have just been decoration in my room. Filmmaking is what I was created to do and this scholarship means I have fellowship, opportunity and the ability to inspire younger filmmakers in my community to dream without limits.”The School of Cinematic Arts has also recently been supported by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association Endowed International Student Support Fund that supports students with financial need studying at the School of Cinematic Arts on student visas.last_img read more

Watch Photos: Bukom Banku hurts a 65-year-old woman

first_imgGhanaian boxer, Braimah Kamoko popularly known as Bukom Banku is in Police custody after physically assaulting a 65-year-old woman during the annual ‘Kpashimo’ rites in Bukom on TuesdayThe famous boxer was arrested after causing a bloody scene when he allegedly injured the woman whose name was given as Mama Ofoe with a broken bottle following a brawl with organizers of the ‘Kpashimo’ rites.The lively combatant had a misunderstanding with the cliques of the ‘Kpashimo’ after he was notified that they had planned to sing against his fetish wife Ohua Broni.Banku is currently in detention at the Accra Central Police following his arrest on Tuesday, whiles the victim Mama Ofoe is receiving medical attention at the hospital.Madam Ofoe receiving stiches at the hospitallast_img read more