- Offered fall/spring/summer semesters
This course explores career paths and current trends in the entertainment industry through visiting guest lecturers who are working professionals in various fields such as: producers, agents, actors in TV and film, script writers, production designers, directors, editors, PR specialists, as well as advertisers and distributors, from entry level to executive, in all domains, including intellectual property lawyers (film, TV, new media). Weekly guest visits offer students a chance to learn from and converse with established professionals. In addition, students will write weekly journal assignments reflecting upon their own personal experiences of the entertainment industry throughout the semester and will complete a final research paper in their area of interest. Course-related field trips may be scheduled for weekends or daytime business hours.
Distinguished guest visitors on a weekly basis such as: Ross Katz (Lost in Translation & In the Bedroom, co-producer, and Taking Chance, writer/director); Chris Manley, (ASC, Mad Men); Tim and Eric (Tim & Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!, writers/producers/directors/performers); Michael MaGahey (V.P. Disney TV animation, & developer of Little Miss Sunshine); Deborah Offner (SAG, Black Swan, Law & Order, CSI, Cruel Intentions: Holly Kaplan, Parenthood, Miami Medical, Days of Our Lives); Palek Patel (company produced Alice in Wonderland); Julia Wong (X-Men: Last Stand, Red Riding Hood, editor;) and many others will offer students a chance to learn and converse with industry professionals who are established in the business.