Two CTVA Alumni Recognized with 2020 Emmys

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Two CSUN Cinema and Television Arts alumni were recognized for their work in the television industry at the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards.

Arielle Kilker ’11 (Film Production) took home two Emmys for her work on the acclaimed Netflix docuseries “Cheer.” Ryan Mallick ’10 (TV Production) won a statue for his work on the VH1 reality series “RuPaul’s Drag Race.”

CSUN alumni Arielle Kilker on set.

Arielle Kilker. Photo courtesy of Arielle Kilker.

Kilker, a first-time nominee, was honored twice for her work on “Cheer”: one for Outstanding Picture Editing for an Unstructured Reality Program, and one for producing “Cheer,” which was recognized as Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program. Kilker also co-directed an episode and was a part of the development team for the series. She’d previously edited the Emmy-nominated Netflix show “Chef’s Table” and was a supervising editor on the Peabody-nominated documentary series “Last Chance U.”

A portrait of Ryan Mallick on a grassy background.

Ryan Mallick.

Mallick was awarded the Outstanding Picture Editing for a Structured Reality or Competition Program Emmy for his work on “RuPaul’s Drag Race.” Since 2013, he has been nominated for six Emmy Awards for his editing on “RuPaul’s Drag Race” and the Bravo series “Project Runway.” 

The Emmy Awards recognize excellence within various areas of television and emerging media. The primetime award is a symbol of peer recognition in the television industry from over 24,000 Television Academy members.

The Hollywood Reporter recently named CSUN one of the Top 25 American Film Schools, citing CSUN’s film program for having updated facilities and excellent programming — and invaluable proximity to Hollywood — as well as comparatively affordable tuition.

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