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Teri Schwartz Named Dean of UCLA School

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June 17, 2009, 09:26 AM ET

The University of California Board of Regents has approved the appointment of Teri Schwartz as dean of the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, effective July 1.

Schwartz, the founding dean of the School of Film and Television at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, succeeds Robert Rosen, who has served as dean for the past 11 years.

"I'm thrilled and honored to become the dean of a premier school. I look forward to leading the effort and, with our community, creating a distinctive vision and long-range plan that will guide us into a very exciting and dynamic future together," Schwartz said.

"I want to thank members of the search/advisory committee for assembling an outstanding pool of candidates for this position and for their role in recruiting Teri," Scott L. Waugh, UCLA's executive vice chancellor and provost, said. "I also want to thank Dean Robert Rosen for 11 years of distinguished service as dean and for his numerous contributions to UCLA. I am confident that the School of Theater, Film and Television will thrive under Teri's capable leadership."

Schwartz, a Los Angeles native and UCLA alumna, became the founding dean of Loyola Marymount's film school in 2003.

Prior to that, she worked as a producer, beginning by working on several films for Roger Corman's New World Pictures in the early 1970s. Her producing credits include "Nuts," "Beaches," "Joe Versus the Volcano," "Sister Act" and "The Out-of-Towners."

She is a member of the DGA, the PGA and the Academy of Television Arts and Science, where she chairs the education committee. She also serves on the National Advisory Board of the Digital Hollywood University Project and the Advisory Council of the Caucus for Television Producers and Writers.




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