Pearl’s Film, TV Business Wisdom Shared with USD Students

Communication Studies students learn about the film industry

Wednesday, September 29, 2010


Freshmen students in Professor Eric Pierson’s Introduction to Mass Media preceptorial class had an upclose meeting with a Hollywood industry professional Tuesday in a University of San Diego classroom.

Steven Pearl, a film and television producer and writer for Scarlet Fire Entertainment, spoke about his work experience, insights into the film business, Hollywood projects with actors such as Bradley Cooper, Ryan Reynolds and musician-actress Miley Cyrus. He answered questions about the role of a producer and advice for potential screenwriters about what constitutes for a good script.

“I’m always looking for a compelling story. I want a great character that is surrounded by a unique setting,” said Pearl (pictured, right) of the latter question.

Pearl, who works closely with high-profile Hollywood screenwriter and producer Allan Loeb, has past credentials that include executive producer television credits for A&E’s “The Beast” with the late Patrick Swayze, Fox’s “New Amsterdam” and co-producer credit for the 2010 film “The Switch” starring Jennifer Aniston and Jason Bateman. He’s currently working on a film titled, “So Undercover” starring Cyrus of “Hannah Montana” fame. (Full Story Inside USD)


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