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Master in Entertainment Leadership and Management

Designed for ambitious creatives, aspiring decision makers and those looking for a career breakthrough, the Master in Entertainment Leadership and Management at Loyola Marymount University equips students with the acumen needed to navigate the complex dynamics between artistic expression and commercial viability. By combining creative skills, business fundamentals and customizable electives into an efficient, one-year program, you'll be on the fast track to your specific career goals.

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Curriculum Overview

Focus on what excites you. Explore our customizable learning opportunities.

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MELM Experience

Make bold choices. Find out how we're developing the next generation of diverse, innovative entertainment leaders.

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Your Career Path

Enter the captivating world of entertainment. Explore the vast opportunities our degree prepares you for.

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SFTV Professor Named President of Film Academy

Janet Yang, SFTV Presidential Fellow and clinical professor of film and TV production, has been named the new president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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Business Professor Publishes Entertainment Finance Book

David Offenberg, associate professor of finance, released his book, “Independent Film Finance: A Research-Based Guide to Funding Your Movie," after interviewing 50 independent film producers about the financial structures they used in their projects.

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SFTV Alumnus Wins $1 Million to Produce Feature

AT&T and Tribeca have chosen “Color Book” as the winner of the 2023 AT&T Presents: Untold Stories event granting LMU alumnus David Fortune, M.F.A. ’18 and producer Kiah Clingman $1 million and year-round mentorship.

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Cross-disciplinary Faculty Team Launch Pilot Course

In an effort to combine business-focused microaggressions research with filmmaking skills, faculty from CBA and SFTV collaborated to produce 360 VR videos fostering empathy and understanding of microaggressions and their impact on workers.