CSULB FEA Department Office: UTC 104      Phone: 562-985-5404     Fax: 562-985-5405

FEA Faculty

Department Chair
Jerry Mosher

Administrative Coordinator
Donna Thomas

Academic Advisor
Lorenzo Gutiérrez-Jarquin

Jack Anderson
Tom Blomquist
Sharyn Blumenthal
Kent Hayward
Jerry Mosher
Micheal C. Pounds
Jose Sanchez-H
Helen Hood Scheer

Lecturers: Media Production
Fletcher Beasley
Dennis Burke
Christopher Cain
John Muto
Dave O'Brien
Kevin O'Brien
Stu Rosen
Philip Schwartz
Morgan Stiff
Jack Tucker

Lecturers: Screenwriting
Bonnie Blackburn
Morgan Land
Adam Moore
W. Reed Moran
Sarah Tatting-Kinzy

Lecturers: Critical Studies
Erica Aguero
Rowena Aquino
Robert Finney
Jennifer Moorman
David O'Grady
Noelia Saenz
Larry Smith
Laurel Westrup
Jonathan Wysocki

Technical Staff
Steve Hubbert
Robert Rhyu

Tom Blomquist

Tom Blomquist
Office Hours:  By Appointment

Tom Blomquist is co-author of the textbook Eye of the Storm: Directing for Film, Television, and Emerging Media for Kendall Hunt Publishers with former Film and Electronic Arts Chair Maria Viera, Ph.D. An award-winning Writer, Producer, and Director, Professor Blomquist began his career as a Creative Executive at Foote, Cone & Belding Advertising, where he developed and supervised movie specials for the Emmy-winning Hallmark Hall of Fame on NBC. His other credits range from science fiction television (Farscape, Quantum Leap, Swamp Thing) and action adventure (The A-Team, Walker Texas Ranger, Hunter) to family drama (Fame L.A., Twice In A Lifetime, Catherine Marshall's Christy) and late-night talk shows (Tomorrow with Tom Snyder, Tomorrow: Coast to Coast). He also created the original story and screenplay for the Dino de Laurentiis theatrical motion picture production of Dracula's Widow starring Sylvia Kristel and Lenny von Dohlen; and served as Executive Producer, Co-Writer, and Second Unit Director of the six-hour network mini-series sequel to Christy.

More recently, Professor Blomquist directed WHOA!, a comedy pilot starring Academy Award nominee Linda Blair and Emmy Award winner Leslie Jordan; directed the Walk On and I Would Die For That music videos for Warner-Chappell Music starring ACM Best New Female Artist Kellie Coffey; and wrote and directed a feature-length documentary about Ms. Coffey's music career, Kellie Coffey: I'm Still Here. In 2014 he directed the critically acclaimed touring international stage production Einstein! and a corporate communications video for Skaz Productions, Missed Communication, which received an International Gold CINDY Award and Special Achievement in Directing honors from Cinema in Industry.

A graduate of Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Professor Blomquist is Internship Coordinator for the Department of Film and Electronic Arts and teaches classes in directing and television production.

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