Gifts for the graduating gator

May 9, 2012

Congratulate this year's graduate by treating them to a gift with a gator connection.

Give movie-lovers a dose of action and adventure with "Transformers: Dark of the Moon." Alum Ethan Van der Ryn (B.A., '85) earned an Oscar nod for his work as supervising sound editor. Oscar-nominated alumni talent also features in "Moneyball." Alum Steve Zaillian (B.A., '75) was nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay for the film.

Go a glimpse behind the news with Professor of Journalism Ken Kobré's documentary "Deadline Every Second," out now on DVD.

Budding filmmakers will appreciate the straight talk and practical advice of Associate Professor of Cinema Joseph McBride in his new book "Writing in Pictures: Screenwriting Made (Mostly) Painless."

For a gripping page-turner, choose "Turn of Mind," an intriguing murder mystery by Creative Writing Lecturer Alice LaPlante. Anita Amirrezvani's (M.F.A '09) second novel "Equal of the Sun" transports readers to 16th-century Iran.

—SF State News