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Regional Emmy claimed by CSUN Professor

Regional Emmy claimed by CSUN Professor

Kyle Hufnagel

August 26, 2014

  A Local Emmy Award has been awarded to CSUN Film Professor Nate Thomas for his recent Public Service Announcement campaign in conjunction with the FBI and the U.S. Department of Justice on June 14 in Carlsbad, California. The ads were part of a campaign highlighting the multi-million dollar ...

CTVA Senior Film Showcase to spotlight student productions

CTVA Senior Film Showcase to spotlight student productions

James Waters

May 6, 2014

The curtains will unfold on a talented bill of CSUN film majors Wednesday, May 7th at the Senior Film Showcase. Beginning at 7:30 p.m. and free to the public, student film screenings will be held in the Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, located at 5220...

Students glean wisdom from CBS daytime TV vice president

Students glean wisdom from CBS daytime TV vice president

Clarissa Corona

November 15, 2013

The Gender and Women’s Studies Department welcomed the Senior Vice President of CBS Daytime Entertainment to Nordoff Hall Thursday. Angelica McDaniel’s oversees CBS’ top-rated daytime lineup, and brought her expertise to the lecture hall completely filled with students and a couple faculty me...

“Let Them Eat Cake” documents worldwide food disparity

“Let Them Eat Cake” documents worldwide food disparity

Vera Castaneda

October 15, 2013

CSUN students, alumni, faculty and staff watched a Mexican baker recall seeing a mother comfort her wailing infant by feeding it Coca-Cola in a baby bottle on the screen of the Elaine and Alan Armer Theater. The documentary sneak preview “Let Them Eat Cake” juxtaposed images of poverty and malnutri...

Hollywood Foreign Press Association awards CSUN $50,000

Hollywood Foreign Press Association awards CSUN $50,000

Anthony Carpio

August 28, 2011

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) awarded CSUN’s 2011-12 senior film project students with a $50,000 grant for the 16th consecutive year. “It’s a huge help,” said Jaclyn Moore, film production major. “I don’t know what we would do without it. It would be a struggle.” In...

CSUN student films showcased at Academy of Television Arts and Sciences

Nikki Erinakis

May 5, 2011

The CTVA department held their annual senior film showcase at the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in North Hollywood.   The event was hosted by actress Jenna Elfman, who is best known for her role in television series “Dharma & Greg,” and actor Louis Gossett who won an Academy Award for Best Suppor...

CSUN students honored with Rosebud awards at CSU Media Arts Festival

Katie Donahue

December 6, 2010

Eight CSUN students took home honors at the annual California State University (CSU) Media Arts Festival in early November. The festival, which took place at CSU Fullerton Nov. 6, recognizes the work of students in media arts programs throughout the CSU system. Jamie Yukich, a senior film product...

CSUN alumni share documentary at Cinematheque Theater

Katie Donahue

November 21, 2010

Two CSUN alumni presented their documentary films Friday night in the CSUN Cinematheque. Kate Ryan and Paul Laverack are both 2007 graduates of the Cinema and Television Arts (CTVA) program. Laverack’s documentary, “Survive the Night,” chronicled the experience of CSUN students as they spe...

Two CSUN alumni will be presenting their documentaries at the Cinematheque Theater Friday

Christina Toroyan

November 19, 2010

A professor has chosen to screen two CSUN student documentaries Friday, Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. in the Cinematheque at the Armer Theater in Manzanita Hall. Maria Elena de las Carreras, adjunct professor for the Cinema, Arts and Television Department, wanted CSUN alumni who have made documentaries to come...

Alum wins award for short film

Susan Murray

May 5, 2010

    Rachel G. Blavin, 23, graduated in the summer of 2007 with a major in CTVA. Blavin and her team were awarded the first place award in the Children's category for the short-film “Turbo" at the 31st Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Television Awards. First place winners receive...

CSUN students to perform at World Fair in Shanghai

Krista Daly

May 3, 2010

Ten CSUN students will be traveling to Shanghai to participate in the 2010 World Expo this summer. Peter Grego, the theatre department chair, said on Tuesday evening, they received confirmation from the U.S. producers that the CSUN students will be performing with their Chinese sister university,...

CTVA department receives $1 million endowment and scholarship fund from an anonymous donor

Juana Esquivel

February 7, 2010

The Cinema and Television Arts (CTVA) department has received an anonymous $1 million donation and scholarship fund to honor an alumnus. The announcement was made on Feb. 1 by the chair of the CTVA department. The $1 million endowment and scholarship fund was made anonymously to honor CSUN alumni...

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