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Jobs and Internships Diversity Initiative Virtual events​​​​


OPPORTUNITIES

​Adobe Creative Jams
Participate in an open Creative Jam LIVE event to win prizes and bragging rights! Plus get the opportunity to showcase your work to companies like HBO, Hulu, Southwest Airlines, Twitch, MTV, Amazon, RipCurl, Netflix, Disney, Nickelodeon, ​and so many more. Check out past winners and apply to participate in a Creative Jam: http://adobecreativejams.com/​

Backstage Casting​ Code
Backstage is offering codes to post casting calls for your films or projects for FREE. Please use the code: CSUEACAST for your next project! 

Backstage CREW
With a continued focus on being the go-to resource for creators, Backstage launched a new Crew/Production profile in early 2021 allowing students (and alumni) to search for and apply to unlimited jobs across departments and production types, whether you're interested in TV, independent film, commercials, or branded content. There will be a focus on virtual opportunities across the country and internationally. Creators will be able to hire individual crew workers or an entire crew team for their project in addition to the highly vetted casting resources available through the site. Sign up here​ for first access and a free profile!

GROUP EFFORT INITIATIVE (GEI)
Launched in August 2020 by Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively, the Group Effort Initiative (GEI)​ exists to help members of underrepresented communities get a career within the entertainment industry.​

GEI Internship Application - *For participants that are currently e​nrolled students or recent graduates based in the Greater Los Angeles area, GEI submits candidates to internships in Fall, Spring, and Summer seasons. All internships are paid, either directly through the company or through the City's Hire LA's Youth (HLY) Program for eligible participants that meet the City's HLY program requirements.*​

Corporate Entry-Level & Production Assistant Application
​ - *For recent graduates and others looking for full-time corporate positions in entertainment in the Greater Los Angeles area, GEI submits candidates to company partners looking for assistants, coordinators, or other entry-level/junior positions. There are also opportunities to be submitted to freelance, part-time, or temporary roles across areas of the industry.* *For those available to work full-time and interested in on-set roles, GEI submits candidates to production assistant positions on film, scripted television, and unscripted television sets. GEI sources candidates locally for productions in various countries including, but not limited to: Los Angeles, NYC, Atlanta, Cleveland, Boston, Vancouver, Toronto, London, and Rome. Please Note: Production Assistant roles typically require candidates to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, have a valid Driver’s license, and be able to work long hours if needed (12+ hour days, some weekends, etc.).*

***Disclaimer: Resumes are forwarded to company partners for open positions, but hiring decisions are up to the company’s discretion. Job placements are not guaranteed.​


Entertainment Industry Foundation Careers Program​ (EIFCP)

EIFCP is a service provided by EIF that aims to support studios and productions in hiring more candidates from diverse backgrounds and nonprofit programs, and support candidates in navigating their careers beyond their first job. We believe EIFCP provides the opportunity for our alumni to have access to more employment opportunities that will help lay the foundation to a sustainable career in the entertainment industry.

EIFCP is powered by the Crewvie​ platform - a global database designed to help employers find and promote talent in the entertainment industry. The program provides you with two exciting opportunities: (1) employer partners from the EIFCP network will have access to you through the EIFCP Manager, Irma Livadic, during their search to identify candidates for open job opportunities and (2) you will be accessible to a wider range of employers searching the larger Crewvie database for their hiring needs. Essentially, being part of EIFCP gives you the best of both worlds to make you more visible to employment opportunities!

To Participate / Helpful Guides -- please​ sign up and create a profile on Crewvie, using the link here​. Please be sure to list our program as “EIFCP” and your pathway program association as “CSU Entertainment Alliance” under “ASSOCIATIONS” when completing your profile.


FREE Adobe Creative Cloud Subscription for SFSU Students -- You MUST be an SFSU student with an active SFSU e-mail account. All majors are welcome. Apply for your free access today!

FREE MasterClass Subscription

MasterClass is proud to partner with the ​CSU to offer no-cost All-Access Passes to the entire MasterClass platform for one year (a $180 value). Use your mobile or desktop to access online classes taught by the best in business, culinary arts, film & television, music & entertainment, photography, sports, and more. Apply for access!  **Link distributions are done once a week. If you have not heard back within two weeks of your application, please get in touch with us.

FREE Highland 2 Scriptwriting Software for Students & Faculty
Writing software for Screenwriters, Novelists, & More: From acclaimed Hollywood screenwriter and novelist, John August, writer of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Big Fish, Aladdin, and the Arlo Finch book series. Highland is for every kind of document you write. Made by Writers, for Writers.​ Apply for access!


Hulu U​
Attention all college and university students! ICYMI: Hulu has a new subscription offer made exclusively for you. Beginning today, you and your classmates can access Hulu, including all Hulu Original content, Hulu's Watch Party feature, and more, for just $1.99 a month. Start streaming now by signing up at Hulu.com/student. ​


Industry-Faculty Connection for Virtual Event / Workshop / Webinar​
We are happy to connect Faculty (from all disciplines) with Industry Professionals in their field. Please e-mail Haley Seppa at hseppa@calstate.edu to discuss possibilities!

Job/Internship Listings for CSU Students (including Virtual listings)
Check out our database of companies looking for YOU!​

Micro-Internships

When you are launching your career, Micro-Internships provide a tremendous opportunity. Not only can you explore different career paths and work on interestin​g assignments, you can also demonstrate your abilities to potential employers while building your professional portfolio and network. Check out micro-internship listings!

NewFilmmakers Los Angeles

Each month, NFMLA presents red-carpet screenings of the documentary, short, and feature films that have been selected from submissions from all over the world, followed by a Q&A with each film's director. NFMLA provides a forum where filmmakers can be recognized for their contributions, have open audience discussions about their projects, and connect with industry professionals for insight on distribution, production, acquisition, and representation.​ CSU students can attend virtual events FOR FREE or in-person events at a 15% discount by using the code CSUEA! SIGN UP HERE!

Online Summer Professional Development Program​
Our summer program combines educational classroom programming, hands-on mentoring and coaching, and unparalleled access to real-world work experience in the Sports, Entertainment, and Media industries. Beginning with a week of high-intensity training that features an incredible assortment of world-class executives​ as guest speakers and instructors, we provide students with exclusive opportunities to learn from industry leaders, expand their network, and develop themselves as professionals. This program is essential for any students looking to jump-start their careers in highly-competitive industries. LEARN MORE!​

STARZ Post-Production Funds Grant

Apply for funds to finish your film! Money can be used for Post-production Color, Post-Production Sound, Post-Production Editing, Music Composing, among so much more! The deadline is January 15, 2023. APPLY HERE!

Streetlights Training

If you are interested in pursuing on-set production careers, please consider joining Streetlights, a nonprofit production training that assists talented and motivated young adult minorities to achieve long-term economic stability and career success in entertainment.

Virtual “Hollywood Bootcamp” Course - CSU Exclusive Discount​

Carole Kirschner's Hollywood Bootcamp, you'll learn: What every decision maker is looking for when hiring at the entry level, insider information about what it takes to get your first job, exactly what you need to beat out 95% of other hopefuls! Complete the course on your own schedule – the course is not live – you can even listen in the car or on the go!​Apply for your discount!

Memberships

Entertainmentcareers.net
The CSUEA has negotiated a special deal for year-long memberships with EntertainmentCareers.net which grants immediate access to the newest jobs and internships in the entertainment industry.

VRARA
Interested in the world VR/AR/XR? Our membership with VRARA grants you access to their events and opportunities. Contact us to find out more!

The Wrap
Through our partnership with The Wrap all CSU students & faculty can now receive access to The Wrap’s member-only portal WrapPRO​ for only $30/yr (regularly priced at $325/yr). Membership includes unlimited access to exclusive industry news, research and access to events throughout the year! Their current membership largely consists of executives from companies like Disney, Netflix, ABC, Hulu, Spotify, Viacom, CBS, ESPN, WME, CAA, and many more.  WrapPRO is the absolute best way to stay in the know on the business of entertainment! Sign up now using the codes below.  Be sure to use your student/faculty email to sign up.  Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to learn more about the business of entertainment and stay in the know!
Student code: CSUALLIANCE30
​Faculty code: CSUALLIANCE60​


OPPORTUNITIES THAT WILL RETURN IN THE FUTURE:

Digital Hollywood – Los Angeles
Our higher education collaboration with Digital Hollywood allows us to offer extremely discounted passes for both Students & Faculty to attend this bi-annual conference in October and May. The participating panels and events can also be streamed live through the Digital Hollywood site.

TVOT SF Scholars Program
CSU Students can participate in the TVOT SF Scholars Program and be part of this high-profile, multi-platform entertainment media & technology industry conference as an intern or attendee. Currently only CSU and Stanford students participate in this exclusive program. Students can serve as a short-term intern working closely with TVOT SF staff to help produce this exciting annual Bay Area event and/or only attend the 2-day conference for free! If you (or a CSU student you know) are interested in participating, please email Haley Seppa at hseppa@calstate.edu.