Trojan Tales

Preparing the next generation of USC filmmakers

In March 2020, shortly after the World Health Organization declared a state of emergency, government-issued mandates would halt all public gatherings, including movie theater operations and on-set production, at a time when most Americans were stuck at home and needing a distraction. Jessica Gresham explores the implications of the pandemic for not only the professional film industry, but also for the nation’s top film program: USC’s School of Cinematic Arts.