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CSUN Alums Sweep World Animation Celebration

Three of our recent Art Alumni took both 1st and 2 prize at "World Animation Celebration," an international student film festival hosted at Sony Studios the weekend of September 30th-Oct. 1st.

Priscilla Borjorge and Sarah Cierlak (2017) teamed up to win first place, and Josh Sanoff (2016) took second place!!separator lines

Highlights

CSUN Turns Spotlight on the Next Generation of Filmmakers

April 21, 2016

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The public has a chance of discovering the next Quentin Tarantino, Kathryn Bigelow or Guillermo del Toro on Thursday, May 5, at California State University, Northridge’s 26th annual “Senior Film Showcase” at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Read more

Film Executive Glenn Gainor Credits His Years at CSUN with Influencing His Movie-Making Decisions

March 21, 2016

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As president of physical production for the Sony Pictures’ company responsible for such popular hits as The Perfect Guy, The Wedding Ringer, Think Like a Man, Friends with Benefits and Death at a Funeral, Glenn Gainor could spend his days working in his office on the Sony lot, taking only an occasional glance out a window that offers him a bird’s eye view of the soundstages where such film classics as The Wizard of Oz and Singing in the Rain were made. Read more

CSUN Student Already Leaving His Mark on the Music Industry

March 15, 2016

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Phillip Martin’s passion for music started young. According to family legend, Martin beat out tunes on McDonald’s kids meal buckets when he was only two. Not long after that, his father, a former professional musician who played bass for artists such as Stevie Wonder and Phil and Brenda Nicholas, bought him his first Muppet Babies drum set. Read more

Singer-Songwriter Maia Sharp Traces Her Rise from CSUN

March 8, 2016

Maia Sharp

If singer-songwriter Maia Sharp walks the line backward, it takes her to California State University, Northridge. It’s where she received a significant part of her music education. But what resonated maybe more for her, is it introduced her to a community. Read more

New Book by CSUN Prof Explores the ‘Referentiality’ of Woody Allen’s Films

February 4, 2016

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D.E. Wynter (Professor, CTVA) and colleague Klara Stephanie Szlezák, a lecturer in American studies at Passau University in Germany, have turned their affection for Allen’s movies into a new book, “Referentiality and the Films of Woody Allen.” The book, published by Palgrave MacMillan, is a scholarly collection of essays from academics around the world that explore Allen’s use of dialogue, imagery or other tricks of the film trade to reference works of literature, theater, other filmmakers and even his earlier works. Read more

Hollywood Foreign Press Association Grants Cal State Northridge $2 Million to Support Film and Television Students

January 6, 2016

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The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) has awarded California State University, Northridge $2 million to support students and enhance technology in the school’s acclaimed Department of Cinema and Television Arts. A portion of the grant will go toward creating endowed scholarships to support underrepresented film and television students in the industry. Scholarship recipients will be declared Hollywood Foreign Press Association Scholars and be mentored by department faculty and industry professionals. Read more

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