• Stills from each of the 5 films to be screened at Senior Film Showcase

    CTVA Senior Film Showcase on May 3

  • Tome Bradley standing in a group of people.  Tom & Ethel Bradley Center banner.
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  • communication studies performance ensemble
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Commerce of Creativity

 The Commerce of Creativity is organized by the Mike Curb College of Arts, Media, and Communication at California State University, Northridge to connect members of the campus, alumni and the community with compelling and provocative storytellers who have made significant contributions to the art of creative communication and the art of business.


David Lawrence and Faye Greenberg
David Lawrence
and Faye Greenberg

Monday, April 24, 5:00 pm

Nordhoff Hall 107

“Don't Stick to the Status Quo” 
How to stand out in entertainment

The Mike Curb College of Arts, Media, and Communication presents the entertainment power couple of award winning composer David Lawrence and lyricist Faye Greenberg as part of the Commerce of Creativity Distinguished Speakers Series.

David Lawrence's scores and songs can be heard in the American Pie film series, Disney’s Descendants (for which he received a 2016 Primetime Emmy nomination), the HBO documentary, Becoming Mike Nichols, and Jiminy Glick in Lalawood, to name a few. He has also been commissioned to write two ballets for the Barak Ballet.

Faye Greenberg has received an LA Weekly award for her work on An Elephant Never Forgets—an evening of trunk songs, a Denver Post Ovation Nomination for her work on The 1940’s Radio Christmas Carol, and has written many family musicals including a musical adaptation of Judy Blume’s classic, Superfudge. Her play, The Beast of Broadway, recently enjoyed a successful run in Naples, Florida.

Together David Lawrence and Faye Greenberg contributed to Disney's High School Musical 1&2, Life with Judy Garland—Me and My Shadows, Teen Beach Movie, and Holidaze. Their song “Stick To The Status Quo” was featured on the best-selling CD of 2006, and continues to be performed all over the world.

All students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend. 

Seating is limited. 

RSVP to Elana at  
or (818) 677-7038

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