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Universal Pictures begins filming at De Anza this week for Steve Jobs biopic

film trucksDe Anza will be featured in an upcoming film from Universal Pictures about Apple founder Steve Jobs. Yet to be titled, the film is directed by Danny Boyle, whose previous projects include "Trainspotting" and "Slumdog Millionaire." Crew members scouted campus last week and principal shooting begins this week in the Flint Center. 

Five students from the Film/TV Department have been selected to each spend one day as a paid production assistant on the set.

"Working a 12- to 14-hour day on this professional shoot will provide practical experience, networking opportunities and a glimpse into their futures — with aching feet to prove that it wasn't just a dream," said Susan Tavernetti, chair of the Film/TV Department. 

After filming in the Flint, the crew will take exterior campus shots over three or four days. Hundreds of students answered the call for unpaid extras through Paid extras are still needed. Beau Bonneau Casting is seeking locals 18-40 years old (particularly men sporting hair to reflect the 1980s-90s) and cars from model year 1983 or older, in good condition. See

Todd A. Marks, a Film/TV Department alum, is the computer/video playback supervisor on the film.

"He's proof that our program offers an important step towards the goal of working in the entertainment industry," said Tavernetti. 

The movie will document Jobs' life from the release of the original Mac to his return to Apple and announcement of the iMac.

Due to filming, Parking Lot J will be closed until Feb. 13. 

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Last Updated: 2/4/15