Television, Film and Media Center gets its big premiere
Guests received the Hollywood treatment March 14 as Cal State L.A. rolled out the red carpet for the grand opening of its latest campus landmark: the Television, Film and Media Center.
The $7-million building is the realization of a decades-long dream by Cal State L.A. officials to create a state-of-the-art facility that prepares students to join the more than 1,400 alumni currently working in television and film.Among those alumni in attendance were Rosalina Cardenas, vice president for Political, Advocacy and Government at Univision Communications, Inc. and Emmy-winning picture editors Michael D. Schultz (’88) and Julian Gomez (’88).
“The faculty and staff who work at Cal State L.A. created an extraordinary experience that completely altered my life,” said Gomez, receiving an award from the department. “So now I can confidently go into a dark room every single day by myself and do what I love—which is editing.”
Visitors took tours of the two-story soundstage, a sound post-production suite with recording studio, the theatre-style screening room and a computer laboratory for editing, screenwriting and production management.
“It is my hope that through the Television, Film and Media Center and through forward-thinking curricula, Cal State L.A. will continue to do its part to ensure Los Angeles remains the entertainment capital of the world producing the stars and creators and producers of tomorrow,” said President William A. Covino.
Mark Your Calendar
Oct. 18 | 8 p.m. | Luckman Theatre
Known throughout the world for their athleticism, passion, and intellectual depth, ODC/Dance is at the forefront of artistic innovation. Hailed by the San Francisco Chronicle as “a return to what modern dance is all about -- exuberant repertory, daredevil intensity, and considerable emotional candor.”
Oct. 25 | 8 p.m. | Luckman Theatre
Named "Best African Band" by Rolling Stone, Tinariwen was formed in 1979 by group members from Tessalit, an oasis in the Sahara Desert in northern Mali. The group draws its style from rock as well as African and Middle Eastern music
mixing acoustic and electric guitars, electric bass, drums, and gnarled
picking patterns from West African lutes.
Nov. 8 | 8 p.m. | Luckman Theatre
Raw and soulful, acclaimed Brazilian singer, songwriter, and musician Seu Jorge’s works draw from his childhood navigating a favela outside Rio de Janeiro. His melodies are stripped and untainted fusing classic American and European soul music with psychedelic samba.
Visit the Luckman Fine Arts Complex at Cal State L.A. website for more events.