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November 2023​​

11/1  Netflix and GEI Unscripted Casting Career Day: "GEI and Netflix will be hosting an in-person career exploration event to introduce attendees to the exciting world of Unscripted Casting. The event will include an overview of both unscripted and scripted casting and a deep dive into how casting for unscripted and reality TV shows works, as well as a networking session and a tour of the Netflix building. This event will take place on Wednesday, November 1, 2023, from 3:00 - 7:00 PM PT. The deadline to RSVP is Thursday, October 26, at 5:00 PM PT. If capacity is reached before the deadline, we may have to close the RSVP form early.​"

11/14  SMPTE/SFSU Student and Professional Event - Career Chat with a Director: "San Francisco State University welcomes media students and the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) to a special event being hosted by SMPTE, BECA—the Department of Broadcast & Electronic Communication Arts—and the CSU Entertainment Alliance, the hub for students interested in entertainment technology careers.

​​AJ Bleyer joins us to share his most valuable takeaways as a film director, executive producer, and entrepreneur. At age 32 with no formal training in either business or filmmaking, AJ has built a multi-million dollar production company from his apartment bedroom. His company, Advent Films, specializes in big productions with helicopters, pyrotechnics, and high-speed vehicle stunts… but the journey has been filled with countless lessons along the way. This year marks Advent’s 10th anniversary."

11/15  NExT Webinar - "Careers in Sound" ft. Alan deGraaf: "Join us for our upcoming NExT Webinar: “Careers in Sound” featuring Company 3 Senior Re-Recording Mixer, Alan deGraaf! With 25 years as one of Toronto’s most sought-after re-recording mixers on major feature film and TV projects, Alan deGraaf has brought his expertise to projects including Guillermo del Toro’s series "The Strain" for the FX Network, the international hit "American Gods" for Amazon Studios, and "Fubar" for Netflix. Get to know Alan as he talks about how he got his start in the industry, reflects on his career journey and lessons learned, and shares advice for aspiring postproduction talent."​

11/16  Panel - From College to Career: "Meet fully-employed digital marketing alumni of both CSU and COOP who majored in Business. Our panelists will share their journeys through college, COOP, and where they are now in their careers.​"​​

11/30  ​The Rube Goldberg/Unreal Engine  10-Pin Challenge: "The Rube Goldberg Institute, in partnership with Unreal Engine, announces the Rube Goldberg/Unreal Engine 10-pin challenge - a new interactive 3D competition that challenges student’s creative abilities and teaches them valuable team-building skills.

A Rube Goldberg machine is a chain reaction type of contraption designed to perform a simple task in an indirect and overly complicated way. The competition is simple: Knock over 10 bowling pins. Each submission must include: 12 transfers of motion; use each of the 6 (six) simple machines at least once; and finally, knock over the bowling pins. Teams should have at least 4 team members and a mentor.

To help students begin their journey we’ve created The build a virtual Rube Goldberg Machine in Unreal Engine Learning Kit complete with lesson plans, project files, and a student guide. As well as the learning kit we will be hosting a series of live sessions to guide competition participants and mentors through each of the learning activities in support of their quest to create a simple Rube Goldberg machine. Click here to join the livestreams! All live streams will start at 6 PM EST. The competition will launch on September 13, 2023, and run through November 30, 2023.​​​"​​

December 2023

12/1  Academy Gold Rising Internship Enhancement Program - Information and Application Prep Session: "An inside look into Academy Gold programs focused on paid internship and early career film industry opportunities, and how to apply as a university student or alumnus. This presentation is supplemented with an exclusive application preparation session designed to prepare you with the essential tools and knowledge needed to stand out in the competitive world of film & entertainment.​​"​​

12/3  End Of Year Entertainment Networking Bash: "Wrap up the year on a high note! Come to Harlowe and network with other Young Entertainment Professionals. Spend your Sunday afternoon connecting with early-career entertainment professionals in LA and across the country in NYC at our first bi-coastal event.​​"​​

New York event here!

12/5  Fellowship Virtual Info Session Q&A: "Join our virtual info session to learn about our Entertainment Law and Policy fellowships. Hear about the yearlong program firsthand from the Motion Picture Association and Paramount executives along with current fellows.​"​​

January 2024

1/5  MPA-EICOP Entertainment Law and Policy Fellowship: "The Entertainment Law & Policy Fellowship is the first entertainment-focused law and policy program of its kind. Two dynamic students who have demonstrated an interest in entertainment law or entertainment policy, along with a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity in the entertainment industry, will be selected as Fellows during each annual period.

The year-long program is an immersive and bi-coastal educational experience in Los Angeles and Washington, DC that hones the skills needed to prepare for future roles in the law and policy fields.​ Apply now! Applications close on January 5th, 2024.​​"​​

1/10  FOUND Q&A: ​Get ready to meet the creators and cast of NBC's newest hit drama FOUND in a live Q&A! Join us for an unforgettable opportunity to ask your burning questions and get exclusive behind-the-scenes insights. Don't miss out on this exciting event!​

​1/19  The Sports Industry Talent IncubatorThis event is laser-focused on student skill and character development. Industry professionals from 35 sports organizations are already confirmed to participate in the Conference - see the information below and on the attached flyer. 

The Conference is FREE and will be hosted on Zoom. Interested students will need to register in advance for the Conference - the Zoom link is below and on the attached flyer. Students who register early will receive weekly emails with event updates and valuable career intelligence on a variety of topics (e.g. networking, mentoring, interviewing, personal branding).​

​1/23  2024 ​Silicon Valley Video - SMPTE Student Leadership WorkshopThis interactive workshop will focus on motivation, communication, and self-leadership – and why all of this is important in today’s workforce. Students will leave with takeaways to enhance their professional journey. Lunch is included.​

​1/25  CAMEO Virtual Learning Series - 2024 Student Media Opportunities: "Would you like to connect to FREE industry feedback and mentorship? Do you want a platform to share your work on a state- even national- level? If so, then don't miss the first CAMEO Virtual Learning Series event of the year featuring 2024 Student Media Opportunities in every AME discipline.​"

​1/25  Adobe Design Careers Speaker Series - Sapna Gathani: "Sapna Gathani is a Senior Design Engineering Manager on the Design Prototyping Team. With a formal background in engineering, and a love for design, Sapna enjoys being at the intersection of both disciplines on the Design Prototyping team. Her team builds on web technologies with a focus on generative tech. Sapna will give an overview of the Design Prototyping Team, their mission and principles. She will also demo some really cool prototypes the team has worked on.​"

​1/27  Getting Started: A Career in Theatre Administration Symposium: "Ever wondered what other career pathways there are in theatre? Are you feeling stuck and unsure about what your next steps look like after graduation? Come join us as we demystify the possible career pathways and break down the fundamentals of various arts administration disciplines.​"

February 2024

​2/8  GEI X Signature Post Site Visit and Panel DiscussionGEI will be co-hosting an in-person event with Signature Post, which is a post production studio that specializes in a variety of services, such as sound design and editorial, re-recording and mixing, ADR and voice over recording, and foley services. This event will include multiple panel discussions from industry experts, networking, and a Q & A session. Please submit this form by Thursday, February 1, at 12:00 PM PT.​

​2/13  GEI X NRDC LA EventGEI will be co-hosting with the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and its Rewrite the Future Program for an in-person LA event. NRDC will be giving a Climate Storytelling 1​01 presentation, interactive breakdowns, and have an audience Q&A! This event is ideal for those interested in writing and includes insight on how to incorporate themes such as climate consciousness and sustainability into scripts for film and television. We encourage LA participants to attend this event. Please submit this form by Thursday, February 1, at 12:00 PM PT. ​

​2/23  Pop-up, Bay Area: "AME Institute is in the Bay Area for one day only on February 23, 2024! Join with other Arts, Media, and Entertainment educators and connect with the thriving Bay Area creative industries. You won't want to miss the Kick-Off Event at the Dolby Theatre, the AME Expo with local and national resources for AME educators, a free AME Institute swag bag, the Afternoon programming hosted by Adobe, KQED, Lucasfilm, BAVC, and Breakfast, lunch, and a networking reception at Adobe!​​"​​

March 2024

​3/1  9th Annual Virtual Native American TV Writers Lab: ​The 9th Annual NATIVE AMERICAN TV WRITERS LAB call for applications is now open. The 2024 lab is in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Golden Globe Foundation. The NATIVE AMERICAN TV WRITERS LAB is an online multi-week intensive scriptwriters program that prepares Native Americans for writing careers at major television networks. The lab takes place April through May of 2024 and offers approximately 10 Native American writers an opportunity to participate. Each selected fellow completes an original pilot during the multi-week program and receives feedback from peers and an experienced writing instructor.​ If accepted into the program you must be willing to make a commitment to meeting online evenings on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and in the day on Saturdays and Sundays.​​

​3/15-3/16  BRIC Summit: ​The BRIC Summit is an annual think tank dedicated to creating solutions to support & nurture rising creative talent from underrepresented groups. The virtual Summit is free-to-access and comprised of two days​, the first being an Industry Day and the second being a Talent and Education Day.

June 2024

​6/24-6/28  LA Beauty Make-Up Artistry Bootcamp: "Ready to turn your love for all things make-up into reality? Join MUD this summer for a one-week intensive Beauty workshop where you’ll learn the art of make-up artistry, including how to identify skin tones and find the perfect color match for anyone, plus how to correct and conceal while creating make-up looks that are perfect for special events. This fun, glam intensive will build upon techniques used in fashion and editorial with emphasis on smoky eyes, winged liners and more!​​"

​6/26-6/28  AME Institute Burbank: "The AME Institute Burbank is the biggest professional learning event of the year for Arts, Media, and Entertainment educators! Join us on June 26, 27, and 28, 2024 in Burbank!​"​​​ For more information, please click on the link!

JUly 2024

​7/8-7/12  LA SFX Application Techniques Summer Bootcamp: "Ready to turn your love for all things make-up into reality? Join MUD this summer for a one-week intensive Beauty workshop where you’ll learn the art of make-up artistry, including how to identify skin tones and find the perfect color match for anyone, plus how to correct and conceal while creating make-up looks that are perfect for special events. This fun, glam intensive will build upon techniques used in fashion and editorial with emphasis on smoky eyes, winged liners and more!​​"



Adobe Education Exchange - Professional Learning Calendar of Events

AVG Pre-Apprenticeship Speaker Series - 2nd and Last Tuesday of Every Month

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

Music Forward Foundation: Open Mic Fridays -  Join the Music Forward Foundation on select dates from now until December for their Open Mic Friday events!

"Music Forward Open Mic Fridays are national performance showcases on a virtual stage designed to help upcoming artists (ages 13-24) like YOU showcase your talent, get exposure, and hone your craft. Open Mic serves as the entry point to becoming a MUSIC FORWARD ARTIST which includes benefits like coveted performance opportunities, mentorship, and career-building activations. As a Music Forward Artist, we will work with you to expand your reach and fan base. We will also connect you with industry professionals to help you gain access to tools and resources that will jump-start your music career.​"​

Music Forward Foundation: Industry Sessions -  Join the Music Forward Foundation on select dates during October for their Industry Session events!

"Career Development Series - This series is a unique program designed to help you jumpstart your music career. Professionals in the music & live entertainment industry provide guidance and support, helping you craft a clear vision of what it takes to succeed. From resume building, perfecting your professional pitch, and networking like a pro, this series shows you how to take the next steps on your journey toward a dynamic and fulfilling music career!​​​"​​

Sundance Collab's Writer's Cafe: Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 9-10:30 AM PT from June 1- 29 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

VFX Speaker Series - Join the Virtual Effects Society on September 26th, October 10th, October 24th, and November 14th​ for all your VFX needs! "Internationally acclaimed VES artists and professionals will speak about their work and different career pathways in visual effects. The series will be streamed live on the second and final Tuesday of each month at 2 p.m. Students will have the opportunity to interact with the speakers through a facilitated Q&A session. Teachers who register will receive information about each speaker and material to share with their classes prior to the events. Sign up to receive the webinar and related lessons for each speaker."

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.

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! 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!

Click here for more info!