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Entertainment & Arts Alumni Network

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Mission

The Entertainment and Arts Alumni Network fosters and supports a dynamic community of alumni in performing, visual, film, television, and media arts. The purpose of the network is to build bonds of camaraderie among alumni and to champion lifelong involvement with Cal State LA. Through its events and activities, it serves as a resource for graduates to maintain mutually beneficial relationships, advance career goals, and support our shared passion for our respective crafts.
 

Network Leadership

Headshot of alumna Tery Lopez.Tery Lopez ('03), Chair
Director of Inclusion and Equity, Writers Guild of America, West


Tery Lopez is an inclusion strategist, thought leader, change agent and film and television producer.  As head of the Writers Guild of America West (WGAW) Inclusion and Equity Department, Tery works with producers, studio and network executives, and writers to advance diverse representation. Under Tery’s leadership, her department works closely with the WGW Board appointed Inclusion and Equity Group (IEG), co-chaired by showrunners, Glen Mazzara and Shonda Rhimes. Click here to read more about Tery.

Featured Events

Alumni Networks Conference 2021: People, Purpose, & Passion - Save the Date - 5/6/21

People, Purpose, & Passion:
A Virtual Professional Development and Networking Conference

Thursday, May 6, 2021 | 5:30-7:00 p.m. (PT)
via Zoom Meeting

OUR SESSION:

The Art of Making Connections and Keeping Them
Presented by Ligiah Villalobos, Writer and Executive Producer

In an industry where it's all about who you know, this insightful conversation will refresh your outlook and inspire you. Ligiah's career trajectory from starting out as a dancer, pivoting into radio due to a knee injury, and overcoming obstacles which led to executive roles in mainstream television, film, we will learn how she succeeded as a woman of color in a primarily white, straight, able-bodied, male industry. We will also get a sneak peak at her current animated film project "Koati", which features stars such as Sofia Vergara and Grammy-award winner, Mark Anthony. This session is facilitated by Tery Lopez ('03), Director of Inclusion and Equity at the Writers Guild of America West, and Chair of the Entertainment & Arts Alumni Network. Q&A and networking to follow.

LEARN MORE AND REGISTER

Owning Your Professional Narrative - Virtual Portfolio Development Webinar - November 12, 2020

Owning Your Professional Narrative
A Virtual Portfolio Development Webinar

Thursday, November 12, 2020
6-7 p.m. | Zoom Webinar

The recording is available upon request. Please email Christina Garrison at [email protected] to receive the link.

Past Events

2019 TVFM Awards

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Hosted by the Department of Television,
Film, and Media Studies

2018 John Lion New Plays Festival

2018 John Lion New Plays Festival Flyer

Hosted by the Department of Television,
Film, and Media Studies

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View photos from the 2016 TVFM/TVFT Alumni Awards

2017 TVFM Alumni Awards

Invitation to the 2017 TVFM Alumni Awards

Hosted by the Department of Television,
Film, and Media Studies

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View photos from the 2016 TVFM/TVFT Alumni Awards.

Connect with Us

Have an idea for a networking mixer, workshop, or show? Learn more about the network or how to get involved and email us at [email protected].

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