The senior film project "Diana Leigh" which screened at the 2014 Senior Film Showcase this past May will be awarded a 'Jury Award' to CTVA 2014 alum Stephanie Hoston in the African American Filmmaker's Category at the 20th Annual Directors Guild of America Student Film Awards Ceremony. This will take place at 7:30pm, Thursday, November 6th at the DGA National Headquarters, 7920 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90046. Congrats to all the faculty and staff that had a part in making this film a success. Read more
Eric Edson, professor and the director of the graduate program in screenwriting at California State University, Northridge, has been named one of the top 15 art professors in Los Angeles by The Art Career Project experts. Read more
California State University, Northridge graduate student Matt Young spent the past week at the Sundance Institute in Utah, putting in long nights and getting into deep discussions with some of Hollywood’s top television writers and producers about an idea he has for a television show.
Young, a candidate for a master of fine arts degree in screenwriting in CSUN’s Department of Cinema and Television Arts, was one of only 10 writers from across the country selected to take part in the Sundance Institute’s inaugural Episodic Story Lab. The lab is the institute’s first program for emerging writers creating series for television and online platforms…. Read more
Students who are approaching graduation will inevitably find professional experience, whether it’s paid or not, is absolutely essential to reaching their career aspirations. You have to check off all the right kind of boxes and no field is more difficult to break into than the film industry. Read more
California State University, Northridge has been named one of the top 25 film schools in the country in the latest issue of The Hollywood Reporter. Read more
2013 CSUN Student Film Showcase participant, ECHOES, has been selected to screen at the California International Shorts Festival on June 12, 2014 Read more
Comedy and documentary television projects produced by California State University, Northridge students will be central elements of the Los Angeles Regional 4th of July live televised celebration.
In its ninth year, the daylong broadcast on KVMD-TV highlights activities and other projects, including the Firecracker Film Festival, that underscore the national values celebrated on July 4. The show is available on all cable systems as well as Verizon FiOS, AT&T Uverse, DirecTV and Dish Network. It also will be streamed on the Web at www.laregional4th.com. Read more
The idea had been floating around in Robert Taylor’s head for a while—the improbable, true story of a socially awkward 61-year-old farmer who beat professional athletes half his age in Australia’s 1983 ultramarathon.
Taylor, then an undergraduate studying screenwriting at California State University, Northridge, decided to develop the story as part of a class project. That was four years ago. Read more