05/17/2014 MCTV sponsors Loyola Film Festival in Los Angeles

MCTV (Matriarch Continuum Television) is a Sponsor at the 1st Annual Loyola Film Festival. This is a high school film festival that draws on submissions from across the country. The film festival recently was mentioned in the New York times which recognized the efforts of the young man whose idea and efforts made the festival possible. The festival was attended by MCTV and Continuum Motion Pictures Co-CEO’s Danny Torres and Jason Durdon. Danny Torres graduated from Loyola High School prior to attending UC Berkeley. Michael De Luca, President of Production at Columbia Pictures was the guest speaker at the festival answering many questions from the attendees as well as sharing his own experiences.  MCTV is very excited to see this festival continue and is looking forward to supporting it in 2015 as well. ww.loyolafilmfest.com/info/

16-Year-Old Gets His Way on a High School Film Fest
MAY 11, 2014

Adam Faze, a force behind Loyola High’s festival. CreditShaena Engle

LOS ANGELES — If audacity is the way to get ahead in Hollywood, Adam Faze has a prosperous career ahead of him.

A junior at Loyola High School here, Adam, 16, decided in October to organize a film festival. “I want to go to film school and work in the industry, but Loyola has nothing like that, which is weird because we’re right here in L.A.,” he said. “So instead of sitting around and sulking, I decided to do something.”

The school was unenthusiastic. “Every year, students approach me with grand ideas that are really difficult to execute,” said Lance Ochsner, Adam’s adviser. “I thought there was no chance it would happen, but I gave him the go-ahead.”

Adam sent letters and made cold calls, and essentially got no response. By January, he had little more than a single participant: Jordan Roberts, the father of a friend and a writer-director. (Mr. Roberts had agreed to serve as a festival judge.)

Then Adam flipped through a catalog for Loyola’s annual fund-raising auction and noticed that someone had donated two tickets to a Sony movie premiere. That person turned out to be an Oscar campaigner. By persistently working the connection, he managed to line up a festival speaker: Michael De Luca, a three-time Oscar nominee for producing films like “The Social Network.”

“Adam’s energy, enthusiasm and fearlessness are infectious,” Mr. De Luca wrote in an email. “I wish I had done this at my high school!” Adam got a local newspaper to write an item about Mr. De Luca’s involvement, and that spark started a sponsorship and submission wildfire.

The Loyola Film Festival is set for Saturday and billed as “the best in student filmmaking.” It will feature 72 films in four categories. Sponsors and prize donors include Relativity Media, Sony Creative Software, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the actors’ union SAG-Aftra and MCTV, a distribution company.

But Adam is already focused on his next mission. In an email to a reporter, he wrote, “Could you mention that I’m still looking for a summer internship?”

A version of this article appears in print on May 12, 2014, on page B10 of the New York edition with the headline: 16-Year-Old Gets His Way on a High School Film Fest. ||