According to the Spicer brothers, the teachers at Villa “challenged us to take risks and to think independently. It wasn’t just about learning a curriculum, but about nurturing curiosity and fostering a love of learning.”
Chris ‘93 (left), received his B.B.A. and B.A. from the UW, and then his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. Nick ‘96, majored in History and French at Rice University as a National Merit Scholar and later earned an MFA from the UCLA Producers Program in 2006.
Today, both brothers work in the film industry, at the intersection of art and business. Chris is a film-finance lawyer in LA at the Akin Gump firm and has helped provide financing for shows like House of Cards, and Orange Is The New Black, as well as for movies like The Hunger Games and Ender's Game. Nick is a founding partner at XYZ Films in LA and has produced films like The Raid I & II, Tusk, The Invitation, and The Oath.
They say, “We’re fortunate in that the success of our projects, clients and deals are not measured solely in financial terms, but in how effectively a movie transports the audience emotionally."