BERUMEN, ENRIQUE | Screenwriting
Professor Enrique Berumen, an East Los native, has a B.A. in Creative Writing (Honors) from UC Santa Cruz and a Master’s of Fine Arts in screenwriting from USC’s Cinema-TV School. He was a member of Gabriel García Marquez’s writing workshop at the Sundance Institute and 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 feature-length script Requiem For A Bantamweight garnered fellowships in 2015 for the CineStory retreat and the Cinefilia Script Lab in Medellin, Colombia. His documentary-in-progress, Cubana 455, is a recipient of a Paul Robeson Independent Media Grant. Since 1997, Enrique has taught screenwriting, as well as, critical studies courses, at the Department of Television, Film and Media Studies at California State University, Los Angeles.M.F.A., USC Professor; Screenwriting EMAIL: [email protected] PHONE: 323.343.6035 OFFICE: MUS 247 Berumen TVF Faculty Page
BLOOM, ALAN | Film and Video Directing
I am a professor specializing in film and video production in the Department of Television, Film and Media Studies. I have been a university professor for the last 43 years. I have been on the faculty here since 1981, with two years leave (82-84) to work as Program Director in charge of the Video Center at The American Film Institute. Prior to joining the faculty at CSLA I taught at Temple University in Philadelphia, West Virginia State College and California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland. As a director, producer and/or writer I have made more than 300 films and video tapes in the last 52 years.M.F.A., California College of Arts and Crafts Professor; Film and Video Directing EMAIL: [email protected] OFFICE: MUS 2451
BROWN, APRIL | Journalism
CLARKE, MICHAEL | Media Studies
COX, ANTHONY | Journalism
FIPPS, HEATHER | Narrative & Documentary Filmmaking, Editing & Post Production
Heather Fipps is a filmmaker, designer, and video editor. She earned her MFA from California State University, Los Angeles in Television, Film and Theater Production, where she is now an assistant professor in the Department of Television, Film, and Media. She works in a variety of genres including narrative and documentary films, commercials, and television shows. As an independent filmmaker, she has developed projects for clients such as the Los Angeles Children’s Court, California Air Emissions Board, and the New Jersey State Department of Health. Her design work has been seen on BBC, CBS, PBS, SyFy, and Netflix. She also works as a video designer for multi-media theatrical productions in New York and Los Angeles. Most recently, she directed the documentary: “Rio Terà De Pensieri: Process Collettivo.” The film follows Mark Bradford at the United States at the 2017 Venice Biennale, and his collaboration with Rio Terà dei Pensieri, an Italian nonprofit that creates opportunities for skill-based training and reintegration for inmates in Venice prisons. It was an official selection in the Venice Human Rights Cultural Festival.
GALLEGOS, JOSEPH | Cinematography
HACKEL, KRISTIINA | Department Chair | Film, Television and Screenwriting
MCKEEVER, JANE | Associate Chair of Production | Sound Design
MEYER, SYLKE | Creative Writing, Critical Making and Interactive Storytelling
PATEL LISS, JULIE | Associate Chair of Journalism | Digital & Data Journalism, Investigative, Public Issues & Social Justice Reporting.
RAMIREZ, JOHN | Documentary History, Theory and Criticism.
REGAN, SUZANNE | Film History, Theory and Aesthetics.
VILLALOBOS, LIGIAH | Television and Film Writing, Producing
ALVAREZ, KATHERINE | Department Administrative Support Assistant II
GATLIN, MATT | Broadcast Engineer & Instructor
NEAL, KIM | Manager of Technical Operations
RAMIREZ, ALBERT | Business Manager, University Times
VELASCO, KATIE | Department Administrative Support Coordinator II