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Finding Aid for the Luis M. Meza Papers 1993-1997
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Description
The collection consists of papers related to Meza's two films. A short: Who Gets to Water the Grass? And his feature film: The Staccato Purr of the Exhaust (working title, You Lose). Various work prints, Beta tapes, VHS tapes, final film prints and screening cassettes are also a part of the collection. **Please note that accents have been eliminated in order to accomodate and facilitate the use of all types of web browsers. Researchers who would like to indicate errors of fact or omissions in this finding aid can contact the archivist at archivist@chicano.ucla.edu
Background
Born in Mexico Luis came to the U.S.A. as a young boy and grew up in the Highland Park district of Los Angeles. Meza attended Loyola Marymount University, majoring in Communication Arts where he made his first narrative short film, Who gets to Water the Grass? After working at entry level jobs in the film industry he attended UCLA in the Master's program for Film and Television writing. Luis Meza was a participant in the Walt Disney Writer's Fellowship where he wrote and developed material with executives at Hollywood Pictures and he was also invited to the Sundance Institute as a screenwriting fellow. Meza's feature film, which he wrote and directed, The Staccato Purr of the Exhaust was selected by the Sundance Film Festival in 1996.
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1 linear foot
Restrictions
For students and faculty researchers of UCLA, all others by permission only. Copyright has not been assigned to the Chicano Studies Research Center. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Archivist and/or the Librarian at the Chicano Studies Research Center Library. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
Availability
Access is available by appointment for UCLA student and faculty researchers as well as independent researchers. To view the collection or any part of it, please contact the archivist at archivist@chicano.ucla.edu or the librarian at yretter@chicano.ucla.edu