Finding Aid for the Luis M. Meza Papers 1993-1997

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Luis M. Meza Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1993-1997
Collection number: 40
Creator: Luis M. Meza
Extent: 1 linear foot
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Chicano Studies Research Center, UCLA
Los Angeles, California 90095-1490
Abstract: 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
Physical location: Currently located at the Chicano Studies Archive, 180 Haines Hall, UCLA. All film masters and prints will be stored at the UCLA Film and Television Archive. In the future papers realted to this collection will be stored at the UCLA Southern Regional Library Facility.
Language of Material: Collection materials in English

Access

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
Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

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.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Luis M. Meza Papers, 40, Chicano Studies Research Center, UCLA, University of California, Los Angeles.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Luis M. Meza to the CSRC at UCLA in 2006. Deed of gift on file at the CSRC archive office.

Biography

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.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of papers related to Meza's two films, his short, Who Gets to Water the Grass?, and his feature film, The Staccato Purr of the Exhaust (working title, You Lose). Various work prints, negative cuts, Beta tapes, VHS tapes, final film prints and screening cassettes are also a part of the collection.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Luis M. Meza
chicano
feature film
Los Angeles
Staccato Purr of the Exhaust
Who Gets to Water the Grass?
You Lose


Container List

Box 1, Folder 1

Luis M. Meza Papers n.d., 1993

Physical Description: Papers

Scope and Content Note

Staccato Purr of the Exhaust

Working title: "You Lose"

Talent representative memo

Mambo casting schedule

Mambo casting fax

Mambo casting Schedule

Mambo talent information form

Letter to Orlette Ruiz of Mambo casting

Introduction to Story

Casting specs

Casting notice
Box 1, Folder 2

Luis M. Meza Papers nd

Physical Description: Papers

Scope and Content Note

Staccato Purr of the Exhaust

Working title: "You Lose"

Crew list

Cast list
Box 1, Folder 3

Luis M. Meza Papers 1993

Physical Description: Papers

Scope and Content Note

Staccato Purr of the Exhaust

Working title: "You Lose"

"You Lose" Screenplay
Box 1, Folder 4

Luis M. Meza Papers 1993

Physical Description: Papers

Scope and Content Note

Staccato Purr of the Exhaust

Working title: "You Lose"

Partial screenplay
Box 1, Folder 5

Luis M. Meza Papers n.d., 1992

Physical Description: Papers

Scope and Content Note

Weathermen and Women

3 Weathermen and

Women Screenplays
Box 1, Folder 6

Luis M. Meza Papers n.d.

Physical Description: Papers

Scope and Content Note

Film and TV 434 papers

Step outline

2 page synopsis

Character sketches
Box 1, Folder 7

Luis M. Meza Papers n.d.

Physical Description: Papers

Scope and Content Note

Staccato Purr of the Exhaust.

Working title: "You Lose"

key code sheets
Box 1, Folder 8

Luis M. Meza Papers 1992

Physical Description: Papers

Scope and Content Note

Weathermen and Women

Letters to UCLA staff and faculty

from L.M. Meza: Informing

of intent to produce narrative short
Box 1, Folder 9

Luis M. Meza Papers 1993

Physical Description: Papers

Scope and Content Note

Staccato Purr of the Exhaust

working title: "You Lose"

Breakdown sheets
Box 1, Folder 10

Luis M. Meza Papers 1996,1997

Physical Description: Papers

Scope and Content Note

Staccato Purr of the Exhaust

working title: "You Lose"

Festival Programs

Sundance Film Festival1996

Cinefestival 1996

Newport Beach Film Festival 1997

Virginia Film Festival 1996

Denver Film Festival 1996
Box 1, Folder 11

Luis M. Meza Papers 1996,1997

Physical Description: Printed materials

Scope and Content Note

Staccato Purr of the Exhaust

working title: "You Lose"

Flyers for Sundance screenings
Box 1, Folder 12

Luis M. Meza Papers n.d.

Physical Description: Printed materials

Scope and Content Note

Staccato Purr of the Exhaust

working title: "You Lose"

Flyers and postcards for free screening

at Laemmle's Santa Monica 4-plex
Box 1, Folder 13

Luis M. Meza Papers n.d.

Physical Description: Printed materials

Scope and Content Note

Staccato Purr of the Exhaust

working title: "You Lose"

Promo Stickers, postcards, and business cards.
Box 1, Folder 14

Luis M. Meza Papers 1993

Physical Description: Printed materials

Scope and Content Note

Staccato Purr of the Exhaust

working title: "You Lose"

Filming permits
Box 1, Folder 15

Luis M. Meza Papers 1993

Physical Description: Printed materials

Scope and Content Note

Staccato Purr of the Exhaust

working title: "You Lose"

Dailies receipts
Box 1, Folder 16

Luis M. Meza Papers 1993

Physical Description: Printed materials

Scope and Content Note

Weathermen and Women

Panavision rental insurance
Box 1, Folder 17

Luis M. Meza Papers 1993

Physical Description: Photos

Scope and Content Note

Staccato Purr of the Exhaust

working title: "You Lose" Actor photos, rejects
Box 2, Folder 1

Luis M. Meza Papers n.d.

Physical Description: Papers

Scope and Content Note

Staccato Purr of the Exhaust

working title: "You Lose"

Shooting report
Box 2, Folder 2

Luis M. Meza Papers n.d.

Physical Description: Photos

Scope and Content Note

Staccato Purr of the Exhaust

working title: "You Lose"

Actor photos
Box 2, Folder 3

Luis M. Meza Papers 1993

Physical Description: Papers

Scope and Content Note

Staccato Purr of the Exhaust

working title: "You Lose"

Screenplay
Box 2, Folder 4

Luis M. Meza Papers 1993

Physical Description: Papers

Scope and Content Note

Staccato Purr of the Exhaust

working title: "You Lose"

Camera package receipts
Box 2, Folder 5

Luis M. Meza Papers 1993

Physical Description: Papers

Scope and Content Note

Staccato Purr of the Exhaust

working title: "You Lose"

Shooting schedule
Box 2, Folder 6

Luis M. Meza Papers 1993

Physical Description: Papers

Scope and Content Note

Staccato Purr of the Exhaust

working title: "You Lose"

Props list
Box 2, Folder 7

Luis M. Meza Papers 1993

Physical Description: Papers

Scope and Content Note

Staccato Purr of the Exhaust

working title: "You Lose"

Oneline Schedule
Box 2, Folder 8

Luis M. Meza Papers n.d.

Physical Description: Papers

Scope and Content Note

Staccato Purr of the Exhaust

working title: "You Lose"

Cast list
Box 2, Folder 9

Luis M. Meza Papers 1993

Physical Description: Papers

Scope and Content Note

Staccato Purr of the Exhaust

working title: "You Lose"

Shooting schedule
Box 2, Folder 10

Luis M. Meza Papers 1993

Physical Description: Papers

Scope and Content Note

Staccato Purr of the Exhaust

working title: "You Lose"

resumes
Box 2, Folder 11

Luis M. Meza Papers 1993

Physical Description: Papers

Scope and Content Note

Staccato Purr of the Exhaust

working title: "You Lose"

Aimee Peterson continuity notebook
Box 2, Folder 12

Luis M. Meza Papers n.d.

Physical Description: Papers

Scope and Content Note

Staccato Purr of the Exhaust

working title: "You Lose"

One liner

Sounder one liner
Box 2, Folder 13

Luis M. Meza Papers 1993

Physical Description: Papers

Scope and Content Note

Staccato Purr of the Exhaust

working title: "You Lose"

Call sheets
Box 2, Folder 14

Luis M. Meza Papers 1993

Physical Description: Printed materials

Scope and Content Note

Staccato Purr of the Exhaust

working title: "You Lose"

Lab purchase orders
Box 2, Folder 15

Luis M. Meza Papers 1993

Physical Description: Printed materials

Scope and Content Note

Staccato Purr of the Exhaust

working title: "You Lose"

Camera reports
Box 2, Folder 16

Luis M. Meza Papers 1992,1993

Physical Description: Papers

Scope and Content Note

Weathermen and Women

Notice of graduate standing

proposed shooting schedule
Box 2, Folder 17

Luis M. Meza Papers 1993, 1996, n.d.

Physical Description: Papers

Scope and Content Note

Staccato Purr of the Exhaust

working title: "You Lose"

Production notes, cast notes,

synopsis, credits and press

reviews.
Box 3, Folder 1

Luis M. Meza Papers n.d.

Physical Description: Film elements

Scope and Content Note

16mm a/b negative Who Gets to Water the Grass?

Note

Materials archived at the UCLA Film and Television Archive
Box 3, Folder 2

Luis M. Meza Papers n.d.

Physical Description: Film elements

Scope and Content Note

1/4 inch sound reel for Who Gets to Water the Grass?

Note

Materials archived at the UCLA Film and Television Archive
Box 3, Folder 3

Luis M. Meza Papers n.d.

Physical Description: Film elements

Scope and Content Note

VHS copy from U-Matic for Who Gets to Water the Grass?

Note

Materials archived at the UCLA Film and Television Archive
Box 3, Folder 4

Luis M. Meza Papers n.d.

Physical Description: Film elements

Scope and Content Note

16mm magnetic track for Who Gets to Water the Grass?

Note

Materials archived at the UCLA Film and Television Archive
Box 3, Folder 5

Luis M. Meza Papers n.d.

Physical Description: Film elements

Scope and Content Note

35mm B/wind optical track for Who Gets to Water the Grass?

Note

Materials archived at the UCLA Film and Television Archive
Box 3, Folder 6

Luis M. Meza Papers n.d.

Physical Description: Film masters

Scope and Content Note

16mm print of Who Gets to Water the Grass?

Note

Materials archived at the UCLA Film and Television Archive
Box 3, Folder 7

Luis M. Meza Papers n.d.

Physical Description: Film elements

Scope and Content Note

U-matic of Who Gets to Water the Grass?

U-matic copy

Note

Materials archived at the UCLA Film and Television Archive
Box 4, Folder 1

Luis M. Meza Papers n.d. [1996]

Physical Description: Film elements

Scope and Content Note

35mm optical pre final mix of Staccato Purr of the Exhaust

working title: "You Lose"

reel 1

Note

Materials archived at the UCLA Film and Television Archive
Box 4, Folder 2

Luis M. Meza Papers n.d. [1996]

Physical Description: Film elements

Scope and Content Note

35mm optical pre final mix of Staccato Purr of the Exhaust

working title: "You Lose"

reel 2

Note

Materials archived at the UCLA Film and Television Archive
Box 4, Folder 3

Luis M. Meza Papers n.d. [1996]

Physical Description: Film elements

Scope and Content Note

35mm optical pre final mix of Staccato Purr of the Exhaust

working title: "You Lose"

reel 3

Note

Materials archived at the UCLA Film and Television Archive
Box 4, Folder 4

Luis M. Meza Papers n.d. [1996]

Physical Description: Film elements

Scope and Content Note

35mm optical pre final mix of Staccato Purr of the Exhaust

working title: "You Lose"

reel 4

Note

Materials archived at the UCLA Film and Television Archive
Box 4, Folder 5

Luis M. Meza Papers n.d. [1996]

Physical Description: Film elements

Scope and Content Note

35mm optical pre final mix of Staccato Purr of the Exhaust

working title: "You Lose"

reel 5

Note

Materials archived at the UCLA Film and Television Archive
Box 4, Folder 6

Luis M. Meza Papers n.d. [1996]

Physical Description: Film elements

Scope and Content Note

35mm optical final mix of Staccato Purr of the Exhaust

working title: "You Lose"

reel 1

Note

Materials archived at the UCLA Film and Television Archive
Box 4, Folder 7

Luis M. Meza Papers n.d. [1996]

Physical Description: Film elements

Scope and Content Note

35mm optical final mix of Staccato Purr of the Exhaust

working title: "You Lose"

reel 2

Note

Materials archived at the UCLA Film and Television Archive
Box 4, Folder 8

Luis M. Meza Papers n.d. [1996]

Physical Description: Film elements

Scope and Content Note

35mm optical final mix of Staccato Purr of the Exhaust

working title: "You Lose"

reel 3

Note

Materials archived at the UCLA Film and Television Archive
Box 4, Folder 9

Luis M. Meza Papers n.d. [1996]

Physical Description: Film elements

Scope and Content Note

35mm optical final mix of Staccato Purr of the Exhaust

working title: "You Lose"

reel 4

Note

Materials archived at the UCLA Film and Television Archive
Box 4, Folder 10

Luis M. Meza Papers n.d. [1996]

Physical Description: Film elements

Scope and Content Note

35mm optical final mix of Staccato Purr of the Exhaust

working title: "You Lose"

reel 5

Note

Materials archived at the UCLA Film and Television Archive
Box 4, Folder 11

Luis M. Meza Papers n.d. [1996]

Physical Description: Film masters

Scope and Content Note

16mm print of Staccato Purr of the Exhaust

working title: "You Lose"

Note

Materials archived at the UCLA Film and Television Archive
Box 4, Folder 12

Luis M. Meza Papers n.d. [1996]

Physical Description: Film elements

Scope and Content Note

16mm a/b negative of Staccato Purr of the Exhaust

working title: "You Lose"

box 1

Note

Materials archived at the UCLA Film and Television Archive
Box 4, Folder 13

Luis M. Meza Papers n.d. [1996]

Physical Description: Film elements

Scope and Content Note

16mm a/b negative of Staccato Purr of the Exhaust

working title: "You Lose"

box 2

Note

Materials archived at the UCLA Film and Television Archive
Box 4, Folder 14

Luis M. Meza Papers n.d. [1996]

Physical Description: Film elements

Scope and Content Note

16mm a/b negative of Staccato Purr of the Exhaust

working title: "You Lose"

box 3

Note

Materials archived at the UCLA Film and Television Archive
Box 4, Folder 15

Luis M. Meza Papers n.d. [1996]

Physical Description: Film elements

Scope and Content Note

16mm a/b negative of Staccato Purr of the Exhaust

working title: "You Lose"

box 4

Note

Materials archived at the UCLA Film and Television Archive
Box 4, Folder 16

Luis M. Meza Papers n.d. [1996]

Physical Description: Film elements

Scope and Content Note

16mm a/b negative of Staccato Purr of the Exhaust

working title: "You Lose"

box 5

Note

Materials archived at the UCLA Film and Television Archive
Box 4, Folder 17

Luis M. Meza Papers n.d. [1996]

Physical Description: Film elements

Scope and Content Note

35mm work prints of Staccato Purr of the Exhaust

working title: "You Lose"

work print with its matching magnetic track, reel 1

Note

Materials archived at the UCLA Film and Television Archive
Box 4, Folder 18

Luis M. Meza Papers n.d. [1996]

Physical Description: Film elements

Scope and Content Note

35mm work prints of Staccato Purr of the Exhaust

working title: "You Lose"

work print with its matching magnetic track, reel 2

Note

Materials archived at the UCLA Film and Television Archive
Box 4, Folder 19

Luis M. Meza Papers n.d. [1996]

Physical Description: Film elements

Scope and Content Note

35mm work prints of Staccato Purr of the Exhaust

working title: "You Lose"

work print with its matching magnetic track, reel 3

Note

Materials archived at the UCLA Film and Television Archive
Box 4, Folder 20

Luis M. Meza Papers n.d. [1996]

Physical Description: Film elements

Scope and Content Note

35mm work prints of Staccato Purr of the Exhaust

working title: "You Lose"

work print with its matching magnetic track, reel 4

Note

Materials archived at the UCLA Film and Television Archive
Box 4, Folder 21

Luis M. Meza Papers n.d. [1996]

Physical Description: Film elements

Scope and Content Note

35mm work prints of Staccato Purr of the Exhaust

working title: "You Lose"

work print with its matching magnetic track, reel 5

Note

Materials archived at the UCLA Film and Television Archive
Box 4, Folder 22

Luis M. Meza Papers n.d. [1996]

Physical Description: Film elements

Scope and Content Note

Beta tape of Staccato Purr of the Exhaust

working title: "You Lose"

One copy from a dirty work print with a scratch mix

Note

Materials archived at the UCLA Film and Television Archive
Box 4, Folder 23

Luis M. Meza Papers n.d. [1996]

Physical Description: Film elements

Scope and Content Note

VHS tape of Staccato Purr of the Exhaust

working title: "You Lose"

time code copy

Note

Materials archived at the UCLA Film and Television Archive
Box 4, Folder 24

Luis M. Meza Papers n.d. [1996]

Physical Description: Film elements

Scope and Content Note

VHS tape of Staccato Purr of the Exhaust

working title: "You Lose"

2nd time code copy

Note

Materials archived at the UCLA Film and Television Archive
Box 4, Folder 25

Luis M. Meza Papers n.d. [1996]

Physical Description: Film elements

Scope and Content Note

VHS tape of Staccato Purr of the Exhaust

working title: "You Lose"

Final cut

Note

Materials archived at the UCLA Film and Television Archive
Box 4, Folder 26

Luis M. Meza Papers n.d. [1996]

Physical Description: Film elements

Scope and Content Note

VHS tape of Staccato Purr of the Exhaust

working title: "You Lose"

Final cut copy 2

Note

Materials archived at the UCLA Film and Television Archive
Box 4, Folder 27

Luis M. Meza Papers n.d. [1996]

Physical Description: Film elements

Scope and Content Note

VHS tape of Staccato Purr of the Exhaust

working title: "You Lose"

Final cut copy 3

Note

Materials archived at the UCLA Film and Television Archive
Box 4, Folder 28

Luis M. Meza Papers n.d. [1996]

Physical Description: Film elements

Scope and Content Note

VHS tape of Staccato Purr of the Exhaust

working title: "You Lose"

Final cut copy 4

Note

Materials archived at the UCLA Film and Television Archive
Box 4, Folder 29

Luis M. Meza Papers n.d. [1996]

Physical Description: Film elements

Scope and Content Note

VHS tape of Staccato Purr of the Exhaust

working title: "You Lose"

Final cut copy 5

Note

Materials archived at the UCLA Film and Television Archive
Box 4, Folder 30

Luis M. Meza Papers n.d. [1995]

Physical Description: Film elements

Scope and Content Note

U-matic tape of Staccato Purr of the Exhaust

working title: "You Lose"

work print set 1, part 1,

set of 2 reels in various stages of

post production. No music

Note

Materials archived at the UCLA Film and Television Archive
Box 4, Folder 31

Luis M. Meza Papers n.d. [1995]

Scope and Content Note

U-matic tape of Staccato Purr of the Exhaust

working title: "You Lose"

work print set 1, part 2

set of 2 reels in various stages of

post production. No music

Note

Materials archived at the UCLA Film and Television Archive
Box 4, Folder 32

Luis M. Meza Papers n.d. [1995]

Physical Description: Film elements

Scope and Content Note

U-matic tape of Staccato Purr of the Exhaust

working title: "You Lose"

work print, set 2, part 1

set of 2reels in various stages

of post production

Note

Materials archived at the UCLA Film and Television Archive
Box 4, Folder 33

Luis M. Meza Papers n.d. [1995]

Physical Description: Film elements

Scope and Content Note

U-matic tape of Staccato Purr of the Exhaust

working title: "You Lose"

work print, set 2, part 2

set of 2 reels in various stages

of post production.

Note

Materials archived at the UCLA Film and Television Archive
Box 4, Folder 34

Luis M. Meza Papers 1996

Physical Description: Film elements

Scope and Content Note

U-matic tape of Staccato Purr of the Exhaust

working title: "You Lose"

work print, set 3, part 1

set of 2 reels in various stages of post production. NTSC original transfer master

Note

Materials archived at the UCLA Film and Television Archive
Box 4, Folder 35

Luis M. Meza Papers 1996

Physical Description: Film elements

Scope and Content Note

U-matic tape of Staccato Purr of the Exhaust

working title: "You Lose"

work print, set 3, part 2

set of 2 reels in various stages

of post production. NTSC original transfer master

Note

Materials archived at the UCLA Film and Television Archive
Box 4, Folder 36

Luis M. Meza Papers n.d. [1995]

Physical Description: Film elements

Scope and Content Note

U-matic tape of Staccato Purr of the Exhaust

working title: "You Lose"

work print, set 4, part 1

set of 2 reels in various stages of post production.

Note

Materials archived at the UCLA Film and Television Archive
Box 5, Folder 1

Luis M. Meza Papers n.d. [1995]

Physical Description: Papers

Scope and Content Note

Staccato Purr of the Exhaust

working title: "You Lose"

shooting schedule board

paper copies of board pages