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With technology and innovation driving massive changes in consumer demand and behaviors, the new economy is simultaneously on the horizon and already here. Through its partnership with Arizona State...
The number seven is often associated with good fortune, but luck had nothing to do with ASU’s latest accomplishment: For the seventh year in a row, the university is ranked No. 1 in innovation by U.S...
ASU School of Arts, Media and Engineering Director Pavan Turaga has set a goal to empower all current and future students in the program with technofluency, a key pillar in the school’s mission...
A recent survey of the top 1,300 highest-grossing films released in the U.S. from 2007 to 2019 has revealed just how skewed representation is: Only 44 of those movies had a lead character who was...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2021 graduates . Omar Hashem never gave up. As a teenager with a hobby in photography, he didn’t give up when he...
The Sidney Poitier New American Film School became its own entity in fall 2020. With a new name, expanding faculty and new facilities around the corner, other new possibilities have emerged and...

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This semester a group of art students and a group of film students in Arizona State University's Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts will get the chance to learn from film and television...
Every Halloween season the BloodList unveils a list of the best 13 unproduced horror and suspense genre screenplays, and for the second year in a row, the list included a script by ASU faculty Chris...

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Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2019 commencement . At 19 years old, Krystina Owens started her own production studio while attending Arizona State University. Now the...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2018 commencement . Everyone thought Marylyn Aguilar would pursue a career in singing, but it took an essay and some tears for her to...

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The Oaxaca FilmFest international film festival in Mexico has featured the work of Guillermo Del Toro , Spike Lee and Martin Scorsese . And now Martín González, who graduated with a degree in film...