Faculty & Staff

FACULTY

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

Photo of Professor Alan Bloom

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
 

Bloom TVF Faculty Page

BROWN, APRIL | Journalism

 
EMAIL: [email protected]

 

CLARKE, MICHAEL | Media Studies

Ph.D., UCLA
Assistant Professor; Media Studies
 
EMAIL: [email protected]
OFFICE: MUS 206
 

Clarke TVF Faculty Page

COX, ANTHONY | Journalism

EMAIL: [email protected]
PHONE: 323.343.4212
OFFICE: MUS 247

 

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. 

At Cal State LA, she serves as Director of the Student Production Unit, a community engagement initiative. Through the Student Production Unit, student filmmakers are partnered with local nonprofits in order to be able to share important community initiatives with a wider audience, as well as provide a high-quality media product that the nonprofits can use to further their work.The initiative is made possible by a grant from Hauser & Wirth, of which Heather is the Principal Investigator. Together they redefine the role of filmmakers as neighbors and community partners committed to meaningful social service.
 
M.F.A., Cal State LA
Assistant Professor; Narrative & Documentary Filmmaking, Editing & Post Production
 
EMAIL: [email protected]
OFFICE: MUS 245
 

Fipps TVF Faculty Page

GALLEGOS, JOSEPH | Cinematography

EMAIL: [email protected]
PHONE: 323.221.1047
OFFICE: TVF 204

 

HACKEL, KRISTIINA | Department Chair | Film, Television and Screenwriting

M.F.A., Ph.D., USC
Department Chair
 
EMAIL: [email protected]
PHONE: 323.343.
OFFICE: TVFM 204
 

Hackel TVF Faculty Page

MCKEEVER, JANE | Associate Chair of Production | Sound Design

M.F.A., UCLA
Assistant Professor, Sound Design.
 
EMAIL: [email protected]
OFFICE: TVFM 204
 

McKeever TVF Faculty Page

MEYER, SYLKE | Creative Writing, Critical Making and Interactive Storytelling

Juristisches Staatexamen (Bar Exam in Law), Freie Universität Berlin (FU Berlin)
Professor; Hybrid Transmedia Visual Storytelling, Critical Game Design, Virtual Reality, and Narrative in Social Media


EMAIL: [email protected]
OFFICE: MUS 237

Meyer TVF Faculty Page

PATEL LISS, JULIE | Associate Chair of Journalism | Digital & Data Journalism, Investigative, Public Issues & Social Justice Reporting. 

M.A., Stanford University
Assistant Professor; Investigative, public issues and social justice reporting. Digital and data journalism. Government reporting, including FOIA.


EMAIL: [email protected]
OFFICE: TBD

Liss TVF Faculty Page

RAMIREZ, JOHN | Documentary History, Theory and Criticism.

Ph.D., UCLA
Professor; Documentary History, Theory and Criticism.


EMAIL: [email protected]
OFFICE: TVFM 212

Ramirez TVF Faculty Page

REGAN, SUZANNE | Film History, Theory and Aesthetics.

Ph.D., U. of Massachusetts
Professor; Film History, Theory and Aesthetics.


EMAIL: [email protected]
OFFICE: MUS 249

Regan TVF Faculty Page

VILLALOBOS, LIGIAH | Television and Film Writing, Producing

M.F.A., Antioch University
Assistant Professor; Television and Film Writing, Producing


EMAIL: [email protected]
OFFICE: TVFM 2014

Villalobos TVF Faculty Page

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STAFF

ALVAREZ, KATHERINE | Department Administrative Support Assistant II

Katherine Alvarez Smiling
EMAIL:  [email protected]
PHONE: 323.221.1047
OFFICE: TVFM 102

GATLIN, MATT | Broadcast Engineer & Instructor

Matt Gatlin Smiling
EMAIL: [email protected]
OFFICE: MUS 291A

NEAL, KIM | Manager of Technical Operations 

Kim Neal Smiling
EMAIL: [email protected]
PHONE: 323.221.1020
OFFICE: TVFM 102

 

RAMIREZ, ALBERT | Business Manager, University Times

Albert Ramirez Smiling
EMAIL: [email protected]
PHONE: 323.343.4270
OFFICE: KH 3098C

VELASCO, KATIE | Department Administrative Support Coordinator II

Katie Velasco Smiling
 
EMAIL: [email protected]
PHONE: 323.221.1059
OFFICE: TVFM 102