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The Hanson FilmTV Institute is part of the UA School of Theatre, Film & Television and funded through annual contributions from the Jack and Vivian Hanson Foundation, established in 2002 with a bequest from Vivian Hanson, a cherished friend and donor to the University of Arizona and an avid lover of film. The Institute’s pilot programs kicked off in October 2004 and the Arizona Board of Regents formally approved the non-profit Hanson FilmTV Institute in December 2005.

A historical record of Hanson's events can be found here.


Alumnus Josh Murphy talks to students in film and television class.

"The Hanson FilmTV Institute was instrumental in helping me start a career in the entertainment industry. Their programs are all incredible opportunities for film & television students to meet and build relationships with working industry professionals." 
—Josh Murphy, 
Head of Non-scripted Development, 
XG Productions

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