April 19, 2004 Vol. VIII, No. 14

Entertainment Career Marketplace Set for May 1

CSUN Students, Industry Professionals Meet at 'Executive-Level Career Mixer'

Cal State Northridge's popular Entertainment Industry Career Marketplace, a "must-go" event for university students eager to network with key industry representatives, makes its sixth annual spring appearance from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 1, in the University Student Union's Grand Salon.

Sponsored by the university's Entertainment Industry Institute, the marketplace this year will present executives from Brad Grey Television ("The Sopranos"), NBC4, Paramount Pictures Television Group, The WB Television Network, Universal Network Television and Sony Pictures.

Open to all students on campus, the marketplace also will feature a select group of representatives from the region's burgeoning animation industry.

"This event is not the typical jobs fair," said Robert Gustafson, institute director. "Rather, it is total immersion into the entertainment industry."

Gustafson described the marketplace as an "executive-level career mixer" in which Northridge students and industry professionals interact on a personal level for an extended period.

The "real action" occurs during the networking lunch and other planned breaks, when invited industry insiders sit down to a meal and informal conversations with students. "It's access, access, access," said Gustafson.

Among the day's speakers will be Tony Carey, vice president of Brad Grey Television ("The Sopranos"); Jeff Gilbert, account manager at NBC4; Cynthia Lieberman, vice president of Paramount Pictures Television Group; Brian Wright, manager of staffing, The WB Television Network; Bruce Sandzimier, vice president, Universal Network Television; and Eric Rigney, manager of Sony Pictures Post Production. Tickets for the event are $5, lunch included. Contact the CSUN box office, Nordhoff Hall 141, or at (818) 677-2488.

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