CTVA

CTVA

Welcome

Welcome to the CSUN Department of Cinema of Television Arts, located in the heart of the entertainment industry.  With seven programs of study, CTVA offers unparalleled opportunities for academic and professional training in a richly diverse environment.

Our faculty bring extensive professional experience to the classrooms, studios and labs, and are committed to instilling the knowledge, expertise, creative and analytical skills that will allow students to achieve their goals in the fields of television, film and new media.

We are housed in Manzanita Hall, designed by world-renowned architect Robert A.M. Stern. Our facilities are industry-standard and include film and television sound stages, post-production and mixing suites, a new media lab, a digital visual effects and animation suite, and the 130-seat Armer Theater.  The CSUN Cinematheque regularly programs film series and other screenings and events in the Armer.

CTVA alumni work in every facet of the entertainment industry.  Extensive relationships with studios, networks, production companies and other organizations provide students with access to internships, jobs and other collaborative opportunities.

CSUN is also home to the new Valley Performing Arts Center, which, with its vibrant and eclectic performance program, has quickly become the intellectual and cultural center of the San Fernando Valley.

Upcoming Event

CSUN to Shine the Spotlight on Hollywood’s Future Filmmakers at Showcase

The stories are as diverse as their filmmakers: A girl trying to get out from under the thumb of an overbearing mother. An American taking an unexpected journey on his way to joining the Israeli military. A teenager getting a new perspective on her grandmother. A dancer fleeing an abusive relationship. A struggling actor going on an imaginative journey with a terminally ill child.

The public is invited to explore these cinematic stories and preview the talents of the next generation of filmmakers on Wednesday, May 3, at California State University, Northridge’s 27th annual Senior Film Showcase at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. (Read the entire story on CSUN Today...)

2017 Senior Film Showcase

General public ticketing will start @ 9:00am Tuesday, 4/25.
Reserved ticking via an invitation - ends @ 11:30pm tonight, 4/24.
https://www.eventbrite.com/o/csun-department-of-cinema-and-television-arts-9799311351

 
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Featured Alum: Glenn Gainor



The Wang Award



CTVA IN THE NEWS


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HFPA Grants Write a Better Future for Students
[August 02, 2016 issue of Variety]

‘The Sweet Life’ (writer: Jared Rappaport) Gets Release Date 

reposted from Variety (http://variety.com/2017/film/news/chris-messina-abigail-spencer-sweet-life-1201984916/)

Chris Messina and Abigail Spencer’s romantic dramedy “The Sweet Life” has been acquired for digital release by The Orchard on April 11, Variety has learned exclusively.

Mockingbird Pictures has also announced the movie, directed by Rob Spera from a Jared Rappaport script, will have a limited theatrical release from Tugg in March with a portion of the proceeds going to suicide prevention groups. “The Sweet Life” is the story of two lost souls who embark on a road trip from Chicago to San Francisco in order to jump off the Golden Gate Bridge together — but find that plan getting complicated by falling in love with each other.

Tugg is a web-based platform that allows fans and content owners to play films in local theaters and community venues.

Kevin Iwashina and Adam Galen handled the sale on behalf of Preferred Content. WestEnd Films previously acquired international rights and is showing the film to buyers at the  European Film Market in Berlin.