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June 2023​​

6/1-4  ​LA Expo 2023: Exhibits, new product and service introductions, complimentary seminars led by industry leaders, master classes, film competition, and awards ceremony.​

6/6  Celebrating Black Excellence in Tech - A Conversation with COOP Careers: COOP is thrilled to invite you to “Celebrating Black Excellence in Tech: A Conversation with COOP Careers,” a panel discussion for aspiring Black tech professionals on June 6th. This event will be hosted by the COOP Recruiting team, and feature Black-identifying community partners, alumni, and staff sharing their experiences in the tech sector and their advice for the next generation of Black tech professionals.

6/8  ​Latinx Visibility Through Responsible and Inclusive Media:  Join us for an exclusive discussion with the National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC), featuring Brenda Victoria Castillo, President and CEO of the Coalition, and CSU alumnae Felicia Mora and Leila Rezvani. Dr. Kristiina Hackel, Chair of the Cal State LA Television, Film, & Media Studies Department will facilitate this industry chat. Don't miss this special opportunity to learn firsthand how NHMC educates and increases Latinx visibility through their policy work in Washington, DC, and their media advocacy work in Hollywood, helping to shape society's attitudes, values, and beliefs toward Latinx communities. ​

6/17  GEI Annual Bootcamp 2023: GEI Annual Bootcamp 2023: GEI’s Annual Bootcamp is a daylong workshop that provides targeted professional development training, company partner panels, guest speakers, and networking opportunities for our participants. We are now accepting RSVPs for the event and would like to invite your participants/students to join us! In its sixth year, GEI is hosting its Annual Bootcamp packed with professional development training, company partner panels, guest speakers, and networking opportunities. This year’s boot camp will take place on Saturday, June 17, 2023, from 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM PT at California State University, Northridge. The event will also be offered via a live stream option so that folks unable to attend in person can attend virtually as well. More details and agenda will be shared closer to the event date!

To attend in person: Please RSVP at this link no later than Friday, June 2, 2023, at 5:00 PM PT.

To attend virtually: Please RSVP at this link no later than Friday, June 9, 2023, at 5:00 PM PT.

Space is limited, so please don't wait to sign up! Submitting an RSVP does not guarantee a spot. You will receive an email from the GEI team if you are confirmed to attend.​

6/20-6/22  AME Institute Burbank - Below the Line Careers: Over three days in Burbank, AME educators will gain the tools, training, support, and inspiration they need to prepare the next generation of our creative workforce. Programming will offer teachers a chance to get inside the creative industries with tours and behind-the-scenes access that offers a deep dive into the creative industries. For the most up-to-date information about this event, check out our event page:

​​In addition to pathway-specific sessions, there will also be special programming for AME administrators, Elementary and core content teachers who want to build AME awareness in their classrooms, and Community College AME educators who are supporting students as they launch their careers.

6/30​  LGBTQ+ Emerging Artist Award - Music Forward Foundation: Citi is a long-standing supporter of the LGBTQ+ community and building an inclusive culture for communities across the globe. As the world recovers from the long-term effects of COVID-19, it’s especially vital to champion diverse voices in all communities and help enable their growth and progress. We know that being seen and heard is the beginning of everything. That’s why Citi supported the LGBTQ+ Emerging Artist Award, which launched in June 2021 in honor of self-expression, and the thousands of customers who have updated their chosen first name on their eligible Citi-branded consumer credit and debit cards to match who they are. The Award provided 15 outstanding emerging LGBTQ+ music artists with $10,000 each to help support their creative journeys.​​ The deadline is June 30th!

July 2023​​

7/19  ​InFocus: An Open Forum for Diverse Storytellers: Don't miss InFocus, a unique event to forge connections between emerging & established BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, and women creatives in the Bay Area!​​​

September 2023​​

9/26  Production with Rachel RoseRachel Rose is the Director of Technology at ILM.  She and her team were honored with an Emmy Award in October 2022 for their work developing STAGECRAFT.  She has worked as lead tech on Rogue One, Noah’s Ark, Rango, and Skyscraper, and has been Virtual Production lead on Mandalorian, Andor, Jurassic World, Captain America, and Lone Ranger.  ​

October 2023​​

10/24  Marketing For VFX with Rita CahillRita Cahill is an international PR, marketing, and business development consultant and has worked for several US, Canadian, UK, and Asian companies for visual effects and animation projects. Current and former clients include companies in the feature film, television, VR, and game industries, as well as government and educational entities.​



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

Sundance 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.  

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

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

Variety Screening Room - "Rebooting The Entertainment Industry" Events  

Winston Baker: Webinars 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 ones (like an interview with SFSU Alum Danny Glover) at the link above. Many of their events are free, but if you want to attend one that costs, please e-mail Haley Seppa at 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.



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 ad tech 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.

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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! Learn from some of the industry's leading actors on how to go from campus to a successful career & gain valuable insight into entertainment industry unions. Plus, FREE lunch!

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