John Rangel, producer, director and film teacher at COD talks about issues related to film culture. “We can’t be great at our jobs if we’re exhausted. If we collapse mentally or emotionally, if we collapse physically, we just can’t, ”said John Rangel, professor of Motion Picture Television at the CollegeRead More →

Father-son directors Jason and Ivan Reitman, right, pose for a portrait at the Hook & Ladder Company 8 Firehouse in New York City. (Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times) As a filmmaker, Ivan Reitman has built an extremely successful career based on laughs with comedies like “Meatballs”, “Stripes”, “Twins” andRead More →

On the surface, Code name: Nagasaki follows Marius as he searches for his long-lost mother. He takes his friend and colleague filmmaker Fredrik for the moving ride to reconnect with the woman who abandoned him 27 years ago. This documentary tackles this heavy topic by trying to distract the audienceRead More →