Posted by Jay on February 14, 2007 at 07:54 PM CST
Recently George Lucas donated an unprecedented $175 million dollars to the University of Southern California's School of Cinema-Television. This eight page article describes Lucas' donation and the groundbreaking ceremony of the new cinematic arts complex which will replace the George Lucas Instructional Building sometime in late 2008.

The article also features an essay by Lucas himself, discussing the nature of the moving image today, the advances in "digital filmmaking" and his ideas of the future. Readers can also get a brief bio and timeline on Elizabeth Daly, the school's current Dean. While not having any brilliant revelations of new technologies or projects, it is still refreshing to hear Lucas talking about his roots, his commitment to education and his take on the movement of the film industry as a whole.

Readers can get the full story, complete with pictures, off of USC's website, here, here, and the timeline here.
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