Cinematic Visions

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 Mar. 9, 2005

Margie Yu
Public Affairs Specialist 
(323) 343-3047



Cal State L.A. 
Office of Public Affairs 
(323) 343-3050 
Fax: (323) 343-6405

For immediate release:
Cal State L.A.’s Cinematic Visions
Proudly Presents the Première of
Writer’s Block and Writer’s Blockumentary

Los Angeles, CA – Join Cal State L.A. students, faculty, staff and friends on Friday, March 18, for a première of two productions from Television, Film and Media Studies majors in the CSULA Department of Communications.

Shot on super 16mm and with SAG actors, Writer’s Block is a film written by CSULA students Sona Stamboltsyan and Casey Wright under the direction of CSULA faculty members Blake Jackson and Ruben Marquez. Writer’s Block is about the craft and art of writing a story. Even more, it’s about the highs and lows of trying to write in tandem. Here, Stamboltsyan and Wright present stories and sub-stories that deal with computer hacking, espionage, love, hate and writing together, in locations as diverse as bland courtrooms and outer space.

Writer’s Blockumentary is an enjoyable behind-the-scenes look at the making of Writer’s Block. Screened following Writer’s Block, this documentary affords audiences a whimsical view of the pressure and stress of orchestrating a 20+ crew and professional actors. Student interviews and observations are carefully crafted to demonstrate the necessary skills and determination it takes to produce a good and entertaining film with little budget, barely enough time but a lot of spirit!

Writer’s Block and Writer’s Blockumentary will be shown on Friday, March 18, 7 p.m., in Cal State L.A.’s Music building, room 149. Admission is free to the public. Student crew and actors will be present. (The event is organized by undergraduate and graduate students of CSULA’s Cinematic Visions film club.)

Parking is available in Lots C, F and G or upper level of Parking Structure II and III for 50 cents per hour. For more information on the films, call Stephon Litwinczuk at (323) 850-0579 or e-mail [email protected].

Working for California since 1947: The 175-acre hilltop campus of California State University, Los Angeles is at the heart of a major metropolitan city, just five miles from Los Angeles’ civic and cultural center. More than 20,000 students and 170,000 alumni—with a wide variety of interests, ages and backgrounds--reflect the city’s dynamic mix of populations. Six colleges offer nationally recognized science, arts, business, criminal justice, engineering, nursing, education and humanities programs, among others, led by an award-winning faculty. Cal State L.A. is home to the critically-acclaimed Luckman Jazz Orchestra and to a unique university center for gifted students as young as 12. Among programs that provide exciting enrichment opportunities to students and community include a noted alternative energy technology initiative; an NEH- and Rockefeller-supported humanities center; a NASA-funded center for space research; and a growing forensic science program, to be housed in the Los Angeles Regional Crime Lab now under construction.

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