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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

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Careers to Entertain Featuring
Daniel Knauf '82 

Thursday, March 24| 5:30 p.m. PST
Zoom Webinar

The Cal State LA Entertainment & Arts Alumni Network and the CSU Entertainment Alliance present an industry fireside chat featuring Screenwriter, Producer, & Showrunner Daniel Knauf. 
This event is free to attend for CSU students and alumni. Don't miss this special opportunity to learn and meet others in the Entertainment & Arts Network.
Click here
 to learn more about Daniel.

VIEW THE RECORDING

A grey background with two headshots for Janet Lopez and Fanshex Cox for event in orange text "Careers to Entertain" and black descriptive text. Event details in body of email. Lower third: white text on dark grey background with more event details. Two logos at bottom: Cal State LA Entertainment & Arts Alumni Network and the CSU Entertainment Alliance.

Careers to Entertain present:
Carmen Cuba, Casting Director & Kristiina Hackel, Chair of the Department of TV, Film, and Media Studies

Friday, February 11, 2022
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. PST | Zoom Webinar

The Cal State LA Entertainment & Arts Alumni Network and the CSU Entertainment Alliance present an industry fireside chat featuring alumna and Emmy award-winning casting director, Carmen Cuba, who is known for her work on Stranger Things (2016), Magic Mike (2012), and the Martian (2015) to name a few. This exclusive conversation will be facilitated by Dr. Kristiina Hackel, chair of the Department of Television, Film, and Media Studies at Cal State LA.

This event is free to attend. Please confirm your attendance by Thursday, February 10, 2022.

VIEW THE RECORDING


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Careers to Entertain presents:
Janet Lopez, Music Supervisor & Fanshen Cox, Playwright, Actor, and Educator

Friday, January 21, 2022
5-6 p.m.(PT) | Zoom Webinar

Co-hosted by the Cal State LA Entertainment & Arts Alumni Network
and the CSU Entertainment Alliance.

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Past Events

People, Purpose, & Passion: A Virtual Professional Development Webinar (2021)


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

The Art of Making Connections and Keeping Them
Presented by Ligiah Villalobos, Writer and Executive Producer
Thursday, May 6, 2021
5:30-7 p.m.(PT) | Zoom Webinar

 

Owning Your Professional Narrative (2020)

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

Featuring Rita Pardue '87, '90
Thursday, November 12, 2020
6-7 p.m. | Zoom Webinar

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2019 TVFM Awards

TVFM Awards 2019 banner.
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.

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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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