CSUN Grad Student Takes Part in Inaugural Sundance Institute Story Lab

October 6, 2014

Matt Young

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

Short Film Provides Students with Experience

October 3, 2014

Karen Dee Carpenter on set with her film crew.

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


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