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CSUN PD and CTVA collaborate on active shooter video.

CSUN police practice their shooting skills with fake guns
Nicole Wong September 1, 2016

CSUN Police Services teamed up with the cinema and television arts (CTVA) department in order to create an Active Shooter Awareness video to help students and faculty prepare for active shooter situations. Its...

Police brutality given a new perspective in CTVA film ‘Vestige’

Man pictured in tears
Saffana Hijaz May 5, 2016

CTVA seniors take five films to the Academy, the same people who handle the Oscars, tonight to debut their several months in-the-making films. About 20 to 30 scripts are submitted each semester, waiting...

Director Robert Townsend talks Hollywood film stereotypes

The moderators for the question and answer portion of the
Kate Haggard February 9, 2016

American film director, actor, comedian and writer Robert Townsend has dedicated more than three decades to producing and making quality motion pictures.A free screening of Townsend’s “Hollywood...

CTVA program encourages diversity in the film industry

The 87th Academy Award nominee class during the luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Monday, Feb. 2, 2015. (Al Seib/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
Contributor February 1, 2016

In hopes of bringing a change to the entertainment industry, CSUN's cinema and television arts department strives to bring diversity into their classrooms. “It hurts to see the lack of minorities...

Copycat mentality cause reboots in film and television industry to rise

Set-top box rentals generate about $19.5 billion a year for cable and satellite TV companies. But the boxes may face new federal regulations designed to break TV providers' hold on the devices. (Photo courtesy Fotolia/TNS)
Jasmin Robinson December 7, 2015

Your mind's not playing tricks on you. That show you used to stay up late for to watch prior to the invention of DVR, and that movie you use to play until your VCR overheated, and those quirky lines you...

CSUN student overcomes physical challenges to achieve his goals

Jose Hernandez and friend Andrew Quezada walk down Clearly Walk on campus. Photo credit: Edith Monreal
Edith Monreal November 24, 2015

Jose Hernandez was born prematurely at seven months with cerebral palsy because of a lack of oxygen to his brain that occurred during his birth. It resulted to a chronic condition that disables an individual's...

Sound editor alumnus donates work to CTVA department

Sound editor Michael O'Connor checks equipment.
Edemy Rodriguez November 16, 2015

Sound editing is a meticulous and taxing process. Precision is needed. Patience is a must. Passion is a requirement.For 2010 CSUN alumnus Michael O'Connor, sound editing was something that rarely crossed...

Robbie Lynn, On the Verge to Success

Riley Unverferth (left) and Robert Lynn (right) take advantage of their studio session near the CSUN campus in Northridge, Calif. on Monday, Aug. 17, 2015. Lynn is 23-year-old senior pursuing his passion while finishing up the CTVA program. Photo credit: Yocasta Arias
Eliset Zapien August 22, 2015

As he leaned back into his chair, nestled within his carefully crafted homemade recording studio, 23-year-old CSUN student Robert Lynn meticulously tries to mix a song he's working on for the band he's...

CSUN On Point: February 24th, 2015

CSUN On Point: February 24th, 2015
Kyle Ghafouri February 27, 2015

On Point reports on diversity in Hollywood, with CTVA Professor Dianah Wynter and Africana Studies Professor Sheba Lo.

Voting for a new faculty contract

Gabriela Rodriguez November 6, 2014

A mother in Oregon is charged with the murder of her autistic son, and House Speaker John Boehner says he'll use the GOP majority in Congress to dismantle the Affordable Care Act. Matador News reporter...

Short film provides students with experience

Photo Courtesy of Karen Carpenter
Kyle Hufnagel October 1, 2014

Students who are approaching graduation will inevitably find professional experience, whether it’s paid or not, is absolutely essential to reaching their career aspirations. You have to check off...

Film students know how to impress: Reasons why Hollywood Reporter didn’t forget them

Illustration by Maricruz Meza/ Visual Editor
Silvia Gutierrez September 2, 2014

>>>CORRECTION: The story incorrectly stated that the department has the opportunity to employ lectures and part-time instructors such as television star Bill Cosby.  Bill Cosby has never...

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