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Finding Aid for the Luis M. Meza Papers 1993-1997
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms

  • 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