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Full-Time Television/Film Production Faculty



Chey Acuña focuses on traditional animation and television
studio production. She has produced, directed and edited music
videos, public service announcements, industrials and documentaries.

Her music videos, "Hologram" and "Passion," were
distributed both overseas and domestically as part of "Underground
USA," a music video compilation program series. Her
educational PSA for Cal State L.A., urged young people
to stay in school.
The industrial she edited for the immigrant rights organization
Hermandad Mexicana Nacional was distributed nationally
to all its regional offices. She has received the NCB Entertainment
Group and Motion Picture Association of America awards.


MFA, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University

Jon Beaupré is a voice and performance consultant for
radio and television performers, and teaches in the Communications
Department at Cal State L.A. Beaupré, a radio producer
and reporter and frequent contributor to local and internationally-syndicated
programming from his home in Los Angeles, also conducts workshops
and seminars with the Associated Press Radio and Television
Association. He has been a fixture on the convention circuit,
teaching workshops at a wide range of specialty journalism
and broadcast conventions and stations on both coasts of the
U.S. He is available to speak on the topic of media in a time
of war, including the “blurred line between propaganda
and reliable news.”


M.F.A., Cinema-Television School, University of Southern

Enrique Berumen specializes in feature-filmwriting; and Latin American Cinema,
with an emphasis in Cuban Cinema. He was a member of Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s
writing workshop at the Sundance Institute. He was a Gary Hendler Screenwriting
Fellow at the American Film Institute. For three years, he served as an Artist-in-Residence
for the California Arts Council. His screenplay Killing Time was selected to
participate in the 1997 International Film Financing Conference. He represented
Cal State LA at the 1999 CSU Faculty Exchange Program. His documentary-in-progress,
Cubana 455, was awarded a Paul Robeson Independent Media Grant. Currently,
he is working on a feature-length screenplay; and two documentaries: Cubana
455, a story about the victims of terrorism; and Fantasmas, a look into the
effect of mass rural emigration in the Mexican state of Zacatecas.

Alan Bloom
M.F.A., California College of Arts and Crafts

Alan Bloom has been the program director of the Video Center
at the American Film Institute, and has directed more than
200 music videos, documentaries, experimental films, TV programs
and spots. He initiated the first music video courses to be
taught on a college campus at Cal State L.A. in 1985. His educational
music video, All You Can Dream, starring Nia Peeples, was awarded
the Silver Angel and Buccaneer awards in 1986, and its Spanish
language version, Y Porque No Sonar, became a number one hit
video and a number one single in Mexico. He received three
Telly awards for spots, including one that encourages people
to become teachers. His three PBS specials on computer animation
have received several awards, including the prestigious CINE
Golden Eagle. His highly acclaimed rap video, Let the Bells
Ring, encouraging students to stay in school and go on to college,
was produced for the American Association of State Colleges
and Universities (AASCU), the California State Universities
and Geffen Records. Professor Bloom regularly serves as a consultant
on the uses of media to affect public perception of issues
and served on a congressional task force on this subject.

Tony Cox
University of California, Los Angeles

Cox, a nationally recognized, veteran broadcast journalist,
is the recipient of many local and national awards for his
work in broadcast news. A current and long-time on-air personality
with National Public Radio (NPR), Professor Cox brings a
wealth of real world experience to his students in courses
including Announcing, News Writing and Reporting, and in
his unique Special Topics course
which partners student producers with Cable Television Station
LA36 to create innovative content and programs for Television
audiences all over the L.A. Basin.


University of Southern
California, Ph.D. University of Southern California

Professor Hackel is active in the industry as both a writer and filmmaker. She
directed and co-wrote the feature film, Northern Lights, which is currently
post-production. She is in pre-production on her next writing/directing project,
Flags. In addition to her professional accomplishments, Professor Hackel
maintains currency in her academic field through her work in scholarly research,
mentoring, and instruction.
University Film and Video Conference, Professor Hackel presented one scholarly
paper, one
scripts, was
a respondent
two dramatic scripts and one documentary script, and had her film, The
Trojan Newsreels
showcased. Since 2005, she has served as a faculty mentor
for the prestigious Cannes International Film Festival’s Pavillion
student internship program.


M.F.A., University of Southern California

Blake Jackson, currently Head of Production, has considerable experience in motion
picture production in various roles such as camera operator, grip, and art director,
but is most well recognized by his outstanding skills as cinematographer. Professor
Jackson served as the Director of Photography on the 2002 Academy Award winning
film The Accountant. Professor Jackson brings his own ongoing
to the classroom, and teaches a variety of courses including Cinematography,
Advanced Cinematography, Motion Picture Production, and Scene Study Workshops.

Jane McKeever

Jane McKeever has spent her career focusing on Audio Production and Sound Design for Theater, Film and Multimedia. Professor McKeever is a Co-Owner of the Post-Production Company Happy Feet Foley and remains active in both the Theater and Film communities of Los Angeles. Past projects include work on the Academy Award Nominated film Wanted, W., Tyler Perry’s The Family that Preys, I Can Do Bad All By Myself, and Why Did I Get Married Too? In addition to her film work, Professor McKeever has worked on the sound for theatrical productions of Tommy, Man of La Mancha, and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. Professor McKeever’s current academic work focuses on the role of women and minorities in the Post-Production process.



Bridget Murnane is known for her creative treatments
of dance film and video. Her work has screened in over sixty
international festivals and received numerous awards including
two CINE Eagles. Her first feature film, Odile and Yvette
at the Edge of The World, premiered at the prestigious Edinburgh
Film Festival and received special recognition from the Film
Advisory Board and Brussels Diamond Film Festival. The PBS
series, New Television and The Territory, have presented
her work, as well as the cable channel, Classic Arts Showcase.
Ms. Murnane’s latest endeavor is her podcast, Dance
, the first dance for the camera show on iTunes.

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