Showtime Backs UCLA Students’ Films


Showtime Networks Inc. will provide a $125,000 production budget to help seven UCLA students complete films on the theme, "Images of War in the 21st Century," the programmer announced Monday.

The student films -- which will be broadcast on the premium service in 2004 -- will explore the realities of war in an age of terrorists, advanced biological weapons and the growing threat of nuclear warfare.

"Our students and faculty are thrilled with Showtime's support," said Barbara Boyle, chair of the UCLA Department of Film, Television and Digital Media, in a release.