The goal of the David Lynch MA in Film is to give aspiring filmmakers the time, equipment and the guidance to follow their own vision and create films that have an impact and transform the world.
by Maharishi University of Management, Fairfield, Iowa, USA, The Review
Maharishi University of Management (MUM) students in the new David Lynch MA in Film are enjoying hearing stories and receiving advice from the inner circles of Hollywood, including marketing guru John Raatz, director/screenwriter Jeremy Kagan, producer Bill Borden, and even a brief phone call from actor Jim Carrey.
Mr. Raatz, a representative for Jim Carrey, Martin Sheen, and Madonna, offered the students a two-day workshop on transformational media, which focuses on raising awareness. He was the marketing genius behind the film What the Bleep Do We Know? He and Mr. Carrey are co-founders of the Global Alliance for Transformational Entertainment.
Mr. Carrey called in via Skype while Mr. Raatz was speaking with the students, and Mr. Raatz gave him an update on the success of his children's book.
Bill Borden, a producer for 34 movies, such as Mission Impossible: III, spoke to the students twice, telling them behind-the-scenes stories of what goes on during the production of a film, such as the challenges of dealing with the various personalities.
Jeremy Kagan, whose hit movies include Heroes, The Big Fix, and The Chosen, spoke to the students via Skype. His message was: maximum commitment, minimum attachment. Have a vision but let go when it doesn't work.
Forthcoming speakers include actor/director Bill Duke and screenwriter/book author Ron Peterson.
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