Lucas Pays Back Usc Film School
Although famed director Quentin Tarantino once famously remarked, "I didn't go to film school. I went to the movies," many of the current crop of filmmakers did indeed learn the essentials of their trade in universities. George Lucas has long credited the University of Southern California with providing him an education in filmmaking that enabled him to create his first experiments in movie making and eventually led to Star Wars. On Wednesday, he announced that he is giving his alma mater a $175-million cash gift "to help USC continue molding the futures of the movie-makers of tomorrow." The money will be used to construct a new state-of-the-art home for the USC School of Cinema.