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Ryerson University Students About to Descend on LA

Arthur Smith (pictured), executive producer of FOX’s long-running reality series Hell’s Kitchen, is an alumnus of Toronto’s Ryerson University. As such, he will soon be welcoming a group current Radio and Television Arts students to the set as part of a two-week “RTA in LA” intensive program running August 19-30.

This new, for-credit endeavor is being staged in partnership with UCLA. Per a report in Broadcaster magazine, the visiting group of 30 students will get to network with a wide variety of film and TV luminaries:

- Tom Nunan, executive producer, network executive (TV series: Crash, Angela’s Eyes; features: The Illusionist);
- John Pasquin, executive producer/director (TV series: Home Improvement, Last Man Standing, Rules of Engagement; features: The Santa Clause, Miss Congeniality 2);
- Robert Moresco, Oscar-winning writer (Crash, Million Dollar Baby);
- Cathy Schulman, Oscar-winning executive/producer (Crash, The Illusionist, Salvation Boulevard, Angela’s Eyes)
- Joel Surnow, executive producer/writer (The Kennedys, 24)
- Joe Russo, Emmy Award-winning executive producer/director (TV series: Arrested Development, Community and Happy Endings; feature: You, Me and Dupree);
- David Gale, executive vice president, MTVX at MTV Networks;
- Barbara Boyle, executive/producer (Phenomenon, Cinema Paradiso, My Left Foot).

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Yari’s Distribution Company Going Out Of Business, But He’s Still Producing

yari3.jpgBob Yari Film Group’s distribution arm has taken involuntary bankruptcy even though several films are still in its pipeline, the Hollywood Reporter reported.

That may come as a pleasure or at least satisfaction to Cathy Schulman, who was involved in a bitter lawsuit with Yari over producer credits on the Oscar-winning “Crash.”

Yari was pissed because he didn’t get to go onstage at the Oscars to collect the award.

Yari’s company says “What Doesn’t Kill You” and Rod Lurie‘s “Nothing but the Truth” are moving forward to qualify for Oscar nominations.

“Our goal is to aggressively work towards reorganizing our debt so that we can become a stronger company,” Yari said in a statement. “In the meantime, our production arms are distinct entities with separate financing which remain unaffected by the legal proceedings. We will go on functioning, making new films, covering our payroll and paying for employee benefits.”