CSUN Film Students, Faculty Team with FBI for Intellectual Property Warnings

July 24, 2013

Nate Thomas

A simple click of a computer button can give you access to privileged information, download movies and music or post photos online. But that same click can also be criminal and have devastating effects on someone’s life.

California State University, Northridge faculty and students have teamed with federal law enforcement officials to create a series of public service announcements (PSAs), in both English and Spanish, to educate the community about the dangers of stealing intellectual property and cyber bullying. Read more

CSUN Television Students’ Senior Projects to be Features in LA July 4 Broadcast

June 27, 2013

Problem with Perfection poster

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

CSUN Grad Student’s Class Project Ends Up On Australian Prime Time Television

June 10, 2013

Robert Taylor

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

CSUN Shines Spotlight on Tomorrow’s Hollywood Innovators

April 25, 2013

2013 Senior Film Showcase program cover
The public can get a sneak peak at Hollywood’s next generation of movie makers on Wednesday, May 1, at California State University, Northridge’s 23rd annual “Senior Film Showcase” at the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

The evening will also honor noted film director and CSUN alumnus Donald Petrie with a special tribute and on-screen retrospective. Actor Tim Russ will be the night’s host.

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Broadcast Education Association Fetes CSUN Students For Alumni Video

April 23, 2013

The BEA trophy for 2013 Best in Festival award in the video competition

The Broadcast Education Association (BEA) is one of the foremost organizations today highlighting top university talent in the fields of radio, film, telecommunications and electronic arts. Its yearly Festival of Media Arts brings the best students in those fields to congratulate them with honors at a ceremony in Las Vegas. It was there that four California State University, Northridge students—Jonathan Park (Cinema and Television Arts), Blake Gaytan (Film Production), Kristina Ivanova (TV Production) and Cutler Gray (Film Production)—took home the 2013 Best in Festival award in the video competition. Along with a plaque commemorating the award, the group captured a $1,000 prize. Read more


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