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Industry Partners

The Why:

The CSUEA is all about private-public partnerships. We want companies to turn to our campuses for their hiring needs. We increase awareness within the entertainment industry of the diversity, size, and value the CSU provides, through our wide network of partnerships. We are actively developing pipelines into the entertainment industry for all CSU students with an emphasis on increasing the inclusivity of the entertainment industry workforce. If the entertainment industry is to become fully representative of the world for which it creates content, the historically selective pipeline through which Hollywood finds its labor force must be expanded intentionally, and we are helping the industry achieve this key goal. 

​​The What:

We consistently network at industry events and conferences to foster relationships and contacts that lead to constructive strategic partnerships of mutual benefit to entertainment companies and the CSU. These valuable connections to industry professionals and entertainment alumni, often result in direct engagement via invitations to our campuses, key partnerships, guest speakers, mentors, advisors, and high-profile publicity for our programs. ​We also negotiate partnerships with a multitude of companies to offer discounted prices for events / memberships / products / etc that serve our students.​

THE WHO:

The CSUEA has developed dozens of new public/private partnerships to benefit CSU students, faculty and campuses including discounted student/faculty memberships or trade/event conference attendance discounts including:

Memberships:

            • Backstage Casting Student Membership (for posting calls)
            • The Wrap Student Membership
            • Discounted Annual EntertainmentCareers.com Membership
            • Virtual & Augmented Reality Association (VRARA) CSU Student Membership
            • New Filmmakers LA Student Memberships & Summer Program
            • Unity Technologies., Inc. University Alliance Campus Membership

Conferences:​

            • ​​​​​Digital Hollywood Conference University Project Student/Faculty Pass Program & Panels
            • AT&T Film Awards & Shape Event at Warner Brothers Studio
            • TV of Tomorrow Show Academic Scholars Program
            • Winston Baker Confluence Entertainment Summit
            • The Mobile World Congress’ YOMO Festival & Career Fair

​Corporate Initiatives & Curriculum Development:​​

            • ​​​​​​System-wide Disney Internship Agreement
            • Twitch esports course development & mentorship
            • Careers in Entertainment Online Course Development
            • Disney Animation Studios Free Animation Conference Passes Program
            • NASDAQ Entrepreneurship Studios
            • AT&T Entertainment Group Digital Media Career Experience Program
            • Kevin Hart’s HartBeat Studios Apprenticeship Program
            • Ava DuVernay’s Array Studio EVOLVE Entertainment Diversity Internship Fund Program with L.A. Mayor’s Office
            • The Television Academy Unscripted Content Development Apprenticeship Program
            • AT&T Entertainment Group Digital Media Career Experience Program

​Institutional Initiatives:​​​

            • ​​​​​Latino Communications Initiatives
            • Certification Partnerships with Skillsoft’s System-wide Learning & Development Platform
            • International Documentary Association (IDA)/Department of Cultural Affairs Visiting Lecture Series Program at CSULA, CSUN & CSUDH
            • 2019 Emerson LA Free Summer Housing Residency Program
            • Actuality Media Global Film Education Program Development
            • RealIndustry.org immersive reality education and mentorship program
            • LA Promise Fund & Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation educational outreach
            • North American Scholastic esports Federation (NASEF)
            • Los Angeles Women in Film Grants Partnership
            • Annual SAG-AFTRA 101 CSU Student events at SAG-AFTRA LA Headquarters
            • Submittable/AT&T Entertainment Film Awards Sponsorship
            • Adobe Creative Suite Licenses Program at SFSU 





Some of our key partners include:


Oracle Academy  
The Disney Institute  
CBS Diversity & Inclusion Institute  
Dreamworks  
NBC Universal  
Universal Music Group  
 
The Recording Academy  
Sony Entertainment  
The Virtual & Augmented Reality Association (VRARA)  
SAG-AFTRA  
The Television Academy Foundation  
Ava DuVernay’s Evolve Entertainment Fund  
 
The TV of Tomorrow Show  
Digital Hollywood  
The Wrap  
The Hollywood Reporter  
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association  
Entertainmentcareers.net  
 
Video Ink  
 
Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Science  
https://www.smpte.org/ 

Interested in partnering? 

Contact Simone Nelson at snelson@calstate.edu.