Cal State LA will announce the launch of a new game show curriculum during the university’s 25th anniversary celebration of the Golden Eagle Film Festival. As the first program of its kind in the nation, this sequence of classes will make game shows the focus of academic study. 

Cal State LA will lead the charge to bring attention and support to one of most popular genres in the history of television. This Game Show Program aims to prepare students for careers in the production and development of game shows in the entertainment industry. 

Bob Boden, game show executive producer and co-founder of the National Archives of Game Show History, and Harry Friedman, Emmy-winning executive producer of Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy!, have created a series of classes to teach Cal State LA students the inner workings of creating, developing and producing game shows.   


Thursday, April 25, 2024.

Game Show Panel and Announcement: 10 – 11 a.m.

University-Student Union Theatre at Cal State LA.

Media note: One-on-one interviews with speakers available during the welcome reception from 9 to 10 a.m.

Kristiina Hackel, chair of the Department of Television, Film and Media Studies, will provide introductory remarks during this opening panel of the Golden Eagle Film Festival.

The speakers on the Game Show Panel are:

The Golden Eagle Film Festival is celebrating 25 years of cinematic excellence. In addition to the Game Show Panel, there will be film screenings, other panel discussions and networking opportunities throughout the three-day festival.

The Department of Television, Film and Media Studies will provide information and resources on the game show classes, which will launch in Fall 2024.      

Television news vans can park in the lot behind the Golden Eagle building, and other reporters can park in Lot 4. View a campus map. The university is located at the Eastern Avenue exit, San Bernardino Freeway, at the interchange of the 10 and 710 Freeways. The address is 5151 State University Drive, Los Angeles, 90032.

 The Golden Eagle Film Festival is a student-led, student-run festival, which celebrates the work of the Cal State LA filmmaking community. This year’s festival is coordinated by Professor Shaunelle Curry.


Margie Low

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