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​​April 2021:

​4/8-22 @10 AM PST: College + HBO Creative Jam Live - Join Adobe, HBO, and hundreds of college students to use your video editing skills in this storytelling Creative Jam.​

​4/16 @ 3:00pm PST: SFSU's School of Cinema Presents: Women of Color in Hollywood Series Event #3 - Agency

​4/21, 8 AM PT: SAVE THE DATE LA2021: Future of Creative Talent Summer Series. The Film ,TV, and Digital Media Industries are crucial to Los Angeles County's identity and economy, and will be integral in its economic recovery during and after the COVID-19 crisis. The LA2021 series will be held across 2 virtual summits throughout 2021.​

4​/22 @ 11 AM PST: Variety Entertainment Marketing Summit - Join Variety for a day of powerful virtual conversations​ with leading CMOs, executives and brand leaders discussing the entertainment industry's evolving digital trends, storytelling strategies and new platforms to deliver marketing messages.

4/23 @ 3:00pm PST: SFSU's School of Cinema Presents: Women of Color in ​Hollywood Series Event #4 - Creative

4​/24 @ 11 AM PST: Evil Geniuses Press Forward: Young Women in Gaming. Event will give students the opportunity to speak with women leading Riot Games, Blizzard, 343 Industries, and tier-one esports organizations to ask them questions and learn about the gaming industry. Free event, but donations are accepted.​

​​​​4/28: 8am - 6pm PST The Future of Entertainment & Events: A Higher Ed + Industry Summit - Hear from some of the biggest names in entertainment on trends, technology, and hiring, in a brighter post-pandemic future. Open to students, faculty, staff, and industry. ​Register today​!


​​May 2021:

5/8, 7 PM PS​T: CSU Virtual Arts Concert - "What is Resilience?"​ Twenty students. Six campuses. All creatively answering the question, What is Resilience? 
After being sorted into five groups, the students were tasked with investigating resilience through the lens of climate change, social justice, mental health, perseverance, and the power of staying positive.  
5/18: Urban Tech Connect Conference -​ Plug in South LA: A conference for those who think differently. Not business as usual, looking to gather just to touch base. It’s for those looking to disrupt.​
​​Students can register here​ using their special code 'Student2021' for a 100% discount (FREE!)

5/21, 12 PM PST: UCLA AAPI United Fireside Chat ​with Albert Cheng, COO Amazon Studios on Representation, Culture, & Storytelling: Making Space for New Voices in Entertainment​
Starts 5/27: Variety & Sony FYV Virtual House - A month-long, interactive experience with exclusive panels and original content featuring Sony Pictures Television's contending shows, top talent and creators.




​​June 2021:
6/2 @ 5 PM PST: Variety Streaming Room - An Exclusive Q&A With the Host, Executive Producers, Series Director & Subjects of “IMPACT with Gal Gadot”​.  #IMPACT with Gal Gadot is a documentary short series that follows the powerful stories of six women who are making an extraordinary impact on their communities around the world.

6/2-4: VR/AR Global Summit - 180+ Speakers presenting on how do we work, design, shop, build, workout, teach, travel, experience art, adapt, understand, do privacy, witness, entertain!

6/3 @ 5 PM: Netflix Studio Engineering Event - ​ HPE Silicon Valley and NSBE Silicon Valley are partnering with Netflix to host a special event.  Meet the Netflix Engineering team and recruiters!

6/8-10: Variety Virtual TV Fest - The entertainment industry’s premier content creators and stars gather for a 3-day event featuring keynotes and panels discussing all aspects of the best of television including content development, writing, casting, marketing and distribution.

6/9 @ 1 PM PST: Save the Date! The Power of Collaborating with VA - Minority Summit highlighting VA clinical training opportunities, VA scholarships and loan programs, and VA research grants, the summit aims to increase diversity of the VA workforce.

6/15: Variety Upfronts: Disney & the Future of Inclusive Creativity & Content -​ Disney continues to reimagine and drive inclusion in the media industry. Hear from top executives from Disney Advertising Sales and Freeform / Onyx Collective in this exclusive Variety Upfront conversation.

6/17-18: Variety's Changemakers - A virtual 2-day thought-leadership event showcasing voices representing underserved communities in entertainment.

6/24 @ 9 AM PT: Pipelines Mobile - A Conversation about the animated career of Floyd Norman, Disney Legend. An exclusive conversation and Q&A with the one and only Floyd Norman, the first Black animator at Disney. * 100 guest limit*

6/29 @ 6 PM PT: Fuse Theatre - Bringing LGBTQ+ Issues into the Classroom and Onstage.​ LGBTQ+ workshop with Andrew Waldron, an educator who has explored creative drama, puppetry, devising, theatre for the very young, theatre for social change, and digital storytelling. ​






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Ongoing:

House of Blues Music Forward Foundation/Live Nation Music Industry Webinars - 
Ongoing events calendar​​

Sunda​nce Collab's Writer's Cafe: Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 9-10:30 AM PT from June 1- 29th 2020 - 
Writers from around the globe continue to converge on Monday, Wednesday and Friday in our Writers' Café for an hour of dedicated writing followed by an optional half-hour meetup. 

Sunda​nce Collab's Free Master Classes - Spend three hours with the best in the industry learning about all things filmmaking, exclusively on Sundance Collab.​ 

Sunda​nce Collab/ Film / Screenwriting Events Connect to Sundance Co//ab resources, events, and creators both online and in the real world​

Variety Screening Room 
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 "Rebooting The Entertainment Industry" Events 

Winst​on Baker: We​binars on Entertainment related topics!

Since the start of the shelter-in-place, Winston Baker has been putting together some fantastic virtual events. You can find out about upcoming ones, or go back and watch previous (like an interview with SFSU Alum Danny Glover) at the link below. Many of their events are free, but if you want to attend one that costs, please e-mail Haley Seppa at hseppa@calstate.edu​ for a discount code!

Writers Guild Foundation​ 
From panels to workshops, the WG Foundation is giving you access to the top film and TV writers in the industry in these free virtual events.

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EVENTS THAT WILL BE COMING BACK IN THE FUTURE:

Behind the Scenes of Post-Production - Come and learn about Post-Production in Hollywood from leading experts in VFX, Color Grading, & Sound Design!​

TVOT - TV of Tomorrow Show | San Francisco, CA

Over the past few years TVOT and TVOT NYC have become the leading venues for agencies, brands, broadcasters, content-owners and adtech companies to explore the complex interrelationships between audience measurement, big data, and advanced advertising. The shows also provide multiple opportunities for TV and video professionals to examine the potential of significant new technologies, such as ATSC 3.0/Next-Gen TV, 5G, autonomous vehicles, Blockchain, artificial intelligence/machine learning, voice assistants, VR/AR, and more. Additionally, the shows have become one of the very few places where established TV players can meet and network with the creative and business communities that have emerged on YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitch, TikTok and other social-video platforms to address the rapidly evolving viewing habits and programming preferences of Millennials and Gen Z.

Click here for more info!


TBD - SAGAftra 101 & Actors Panel ​ | Los Angeles, CA

The CSU Entertainment Alliance has teamed up with SAG-AFTRA to offer another exciting, informative and FREE event for Cal State entertainment arts & media studies studies! Learn from some of the industry's leading actors on how to go from campus to successful career & gain valuable insight into entertainment industry unions. Plus, FREE lunch!​​​

Click here for more info!
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TBD 2020 - New Filmmakers LA | On Location - Exploring the LA Media Pipeline

This is a two week-long intensive class that will explore LA's role as the epicenter of the film industry and shed light on how to successfully create digital content. This course will provide a realistic, insider view into the world of new media production.

Please e-mail hseppa@calstate.edu for more info!


​​​​ET Summit | Entertainment Technology Summit & Career Faire | Bay Area, CA 

The CSUEA and WINSTON BAKER will be teaming up to host a 1-2 day summit in Northern California, exploring the intersection of Entertainment and Technology.​

Please e-mail hseppa@calstate.edu for more info!