Speaker Series at CSUSM Highlights Entertainment Industry


Media Contact: Margaret Lutz | mlutz@csusm.edu

California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) kicks off its spring 2010 media fellows speaker series later this month with Kim Morgan, contributing writer to Entertainment Weekly, GQ, LA Weekly and Salon.

Each lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Assistant Professor Jonathan Berman at 760-750-8085 or jberman@csusm.edu.

Tuesday, Feb 16, 6-8 PM ARTS 111
THINKING ABOUT FILM with Kim Morgan, Film and Culture writer
Kim Morgan's blog, Sunset Gun, is largely (but not only) an ode to her true love and obsession: film. Morgan has contributed to outlets that include Entertainment Weekly, GQ, LA Weekly and Salon. She's appeared on AMC, Starz and as a guest host on "Ebert & Roeper."

Tuesday, Feb 23, 6 - 8 PM  ARTS 240
HORROR & THE BODY with Make-Up Artist Julz Perez, Critic Beth Accomando
San Diego film and TV make-up artist Julz Perez and critic -broadcaster Beth Accomando (KPBS radio and TV) discuss the horror genre, special effects, and the human body. Moderated by Dr. Martha Stoddard-Holmes, CSUSM.

Tuesday, March 2, 6-8 PM  ARTS 111
MAKING MONSTERS with Writer E.L. Katz and Producer Peter Katz
An event that continues our exploration of the horror genre in Southern California. Encinitas born E.L. Katz is writing and producing a slate of horror films for filmmakers like Sam Raimi (Drag Me to Hell and Spiderman 3). Sibling Peter Katz has produced independent horror films and is involved with neurocinema, an innovative process that uses brain scanning technology to explore viewer reactions. Moderated by Dr. Martha Stoddard Holmes, CSUSM.

Tuesday, March 9, 5-8 PM ARTS 111
KASSIM THE DREAM, documentary, with Tony Molina, cinematographer
Screening of Kassim the Dream followed by question and answer session with acclaimed Cinematographer Tony Molina. The visually compelling and emotionally charged documentary is the story of World Champion Boxer, Kassim "The Dream" Ouma - born in Uganda, kidnapped by the rebel army, and trained to be a soldier at the age of six. 

Monday, March 15, 7-9 PM  ARTS240
DIRECTING FOR FILM & TV with Danny Leiner, director

Director Danny Leiner (Harold and Kumar, Arrested Development, Dude Where's My Car) presents clips of his work and discusses the art and commerce of a film and television career, as well as directing the first multicultural "buddy film" Harold and Kumar.    

Tuesday, March 23, 7 - 9 PM - Live Teleconference!   ARTS 111
SPREADING THE WORD: Made In L.A., with Almudena Carracedo and Robert Behar
Award-winning documentary about sweatshops in Los Angeles that follows three Latina immigrants working in Los Angeles garment sweatshops as they embark on a multi-year odyssey to win basic labor protections from a trendy clothing retailer. In intimate verité style, Made in L.A. reveals the impact of the struggle on each woman's life as they are gradually transformed by the experience.

About the Media Fellows series
The Media Fellows series is produced with support from the Entertainment Industry Initiative of California State University and CSUSM's Film Studies major, Communication Department, and Dean's Office of the College of Arts and Sciences.

Directions and Parking
CSUSM is located at 333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road in San Marcos. For more information or directions to the campus, visit http://www.csusm.edu/guide. Parking is available in campus lots with fees ranging from $3 to $9 depending upon length of stay.

About California State University San Marcos
California State University San Marcos combines the ambiance of a mid-sized, personal, modern campus with the unequaled value of the California State University. Since its founding in 1989, the campus has distinguished itself. Students benefit from the latest facilities and equipment, a superb faculty that enjoys teaching, and a rigorous academic program that prepares students for a successful life in and out of the workplace. A recent survey reported that our annual spending in the region was $161 million, generating a total impact of $307 million on the regional economy. 85 percent of CSUSM's alumni stay in the region. CSU San Marcos is located on a 304-acre hillside overlooking the city of San Marcos. It is fifteen miles east of the ocean; just thirty miles north of downtown San Diego.