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Industry Partners

Partnership Highlight:
The CSUEA is proud to be partnered with STARZ #takethelead to provide film finishing funds to our very talented and hard-working students and Alumni!

Learn more about the partnership and check out the completed films here:​

partnering with the csuea​

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. 


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, including:


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


  • ​​​​​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 & ​Cu​rriculum 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
  • 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 

​​THE WHo:

The CSUEA has worked to develop dozens of new public/private partnerships and we are so grateful to the following companies who have joined our efforts to benefit CSU students, faculty, and campuses: 

Some of our key partners include:

Oracle Academy  
The Disney Institute  
CBS Diversity & Inclusion Institute  
NBC Universal  
Universal Music Group  ​ 
The Recording Academy  
Sony Entertainment  
The Virtual & Augmented Reality Association (VRARA)  
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  
Video Ink  
Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Science 
ABC Signature 
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences 
Actuality Abroad 
Amazon Web Services 
Association of Film Commissioners International 
brownbag tv 
Endemol Shine Banijay 
Geena Davis Institution 
Group Effort Initiative 
House of Blues Music Forward Foundation 
itv entertainment 
Mainline esports 
Motion Picture & Television Participation Services 
Paramount Pictures 
Parker Dewey Logo 
peacock originals 
Pipelines Logo Purple 
Sony Pictures Television 
SXM media 
Television Academy Foundation Nancy Robinson 
Unity tech 
Warner Bros 
Writers Guild of America 
WWE Studios Michael J Luisi 
EIF Careers Program  

Interested in partnering? 

Contact Alma Lopez at [email protected]