Our Donors

Support from our donors has energized the campus with exciting new spaces for teaching, research, academic and public programming, as well as ensuring support for critical programs that engage students and community in dynamic and educational activities.

The Carsey-Wolf Center

Funded by Marcy Carsey and Dick Wolf

The Carsey-Wolf Center’s public film theater, production suite, archive, media labs, classrooms, and meeting rooms provide the arena for dynamic new curricula, public programming, film series, and residencies. Already recognized by university and national awards for their teaching and research, the faculty brings new programs and scholarship to the public as well as to their students. The Carsey-Wolf Center provides an intellectual as well as a physical space in which the university and the media industries can interact through classes, research projects, and colloquia.

Pollock Theater

Funded by Dr. Joseph and Helene Pollock and the Pollock Family

The prestigious Pollock Theater of the Carsey-Wolf Center offers space for year-round programming of a diverse array of films and filmmakers from across the country and the world. The heart of the Center, the Pollock Theater is a classroom by day and will serve as a public theater at night – a space in which students, industry, and community come together. The new facility – featuring a sound system by Meyer Sound, and video equipment supplied through a generous donation from Sony Corporation – is equipped to show everything from early silent films to the latest in digital filmmaking. The theater and its film programming give students and the public an opportunity to engage a global film culture that is currently inaccessible to them.

Michael Douglas Lobby and Reception Hall  

Funded by Michael Douglas ('68)

This prestigious hall at the gateway of the Pollock Theater serves as an important public venue for receptions and special events, and a symbol of the Center’s place at the crossroads of the university, the public, and the media industries. This 2,000 square foot space also includes a café, lending itself to casual interaction and discussion before and after screenings.

Wallis Annenberg Conference Room

Funded by The Annenberg Foundation

The Annenberg Conference Room is a premiere meeting space located adjacent to the Carsey-Wolf Center’s office suite. Featuring a terrace with striking views of the campus, it is used for seminars, symposia, lectures, public events, and meetings with industry leaders and policymakers.

Scott and Jennifer Frank Screening Room 

Funded by Scott ('82) and Jennifer Frank

The Scott and Jennifer Frank Screening Room is one of two screening rooms serving students, researchers, and visiting filmmakers.  The room offers facilities for screening student dailies, as well as production demonstration and spaces for visiting researchers and filmmakers who want to view films in the Center’s archive.