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.
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.
People, Purpose, & Passion:
A Virtual Professional Development and Networking Conference
Thursday, May 6, 2021 | 5:30-7:00 p.m. (PT)
via Zoom Meeting
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.
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.
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