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California State University - Northridge (Deparment of Cinema and Television Arts)

Norma Desmond, the silent movie star in Sunset Boulevard, says that she hates the word comeback. “It’s return—a return to the millions of people who’ve never forgiven me for deserting the screen.”

The newly revitalized Cinema and Television Arts Department will never forgive its alumni and friends—if they do not return to us. There is plenty to see and to hear about, as the department takes up residence in the acclaimed new $16.8-million building, Manzanita Hall, designed by internationally recognized architect Robert A.M. Stern, dean of Yale University’s School of Architecture (and architect of the Disney Animation Building). Mr. Stern described the new building—already the winner of the 2002 Athenaeum Award for innovative architecture—as “a unifier and a catalyst for creative change.”

Some of these creative changes include:
the opening of the CSUN Cinematheque—at the Alan and Elaine Armer Theater, a state-of-the-art 130-seat screening facility—which will be the only year-round film exhibition program of its kind in the San Fernando Valley;
the establishment of a Gallery of Film Poster Art, currently featuring the celebrated Mike Kaplan Collection of vintage motion picture posters and movie art, the only permanent university gallery in the United States devoted to the movie poster;
the installation of modern, richly equipped television and film studios and a multimedia laboratory;
the movement toward initiating an MFA in Screenwriting. This program seeks to advance the social, intellectual, and psychological perspectives of its students—to develop writers who not only can structure a screenplay, but who are also able to communicate a message about the complexities of the human condition.
These are only a few of the initial ideas. So, please—like Norma Desmond—return to us by contacting and keep current on all the activities and programs of the CTVA Department that you find interesting.

Unlike Norma Desmond, you don’t have to be insane to accomplish this.

School name:California State University - NorthridgeDeparment of Cinema and Television Arts
Address:Manzanita Hall 18111 Nordhoff Street
Zip & city:CA 91330-8317 California
Phone:(818) 677-3192

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