Tag Archives: Film/Radio/Television

Is It Safe to Shoot During Coronavirus? One TV Movie Aimed to Find Out

When Jonathan Bennett — of “Mean Girls” and “Cake Wars” fame — got a call about starring in a TV movie called “Harvest of the Heart,” he was shopping. “I remember the moment the call came in, because I was at Costco buying groceries in safety goggles, an N95 mask, and gloves,” he said.

The call was from a casting director he had worked with before, offering him a part in a movie that was about to begin filming in Oklahoma — he had to ring her back after he got home and had sanitized his phone.

“I was surprised that a movie was starting this early,” Bennett said. “But my big concern was, what are the safety precautions going to be like?”

As production tentatively restarts in North America, that’s the question of the hour: Can it be done safely?

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The Craven Conversations with Sarah Beers, Emmy Award Winning Costume Designer: June 10 @ 7PM EDT

MNFF welcomes Sarah Beers, Emmy Award winning costume designer and longtime Middlebury resident, to the Craven Conversations tomorrow, Wednesday, June 10 at 7p on Zoom.  Ms. Beers will take viewers through her process of imagination and creation of film, theater and television costumes, illuminating how the work informs and enlarges the consideration of characters. She will show research photos and sketches along with pictures of actors in costume for the film and television work she does.  She will also discuss her work on both seasons of the WGN America/SONY series Outsiders and Jay Craven’s film, Peter and John, where she mentored college students involved in the film’s ambitious costume design work.  Ms. Beers grew up in Middlebury and attended Middlebury Union High School.  Her uncle taught Spanish at Middlebury College and her grandfather was born and raised in Charlotte. She graduated from Connecticut College, where she designed an interdisciplinary major in Theater and Studio Art, and through those courses and her work-study duties in the theater department, she became interested in costume design as a profession. During her senior year in college, Beers was awarded a Watson Fellowship to study costumes at the Royal Ballet and Opera in London. She also spent time working in marionette fabrication at Marionettes de Geneve in Switzerland.

Her film credits include Maria Full of Grace, nominated for a 2005 Academy Award.  Beers won an Emmy for her work on the television mini-series The Men Who Built America.  Other television costume design credits include extensive work on the recent NBC hit drama Blindspot and the long running FX series Rescue Me.

This will be a fascinating conversation with Jay and Sarah and we invite you to register for the event and enjoy the experience.  

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Time4Coffee Podcast

Time4Coffee is a social enterprise — the centerpiece of which is a podcast — dedicated to helping college students, grad students and young professionals still looking for the right job in the right career, navigate a rapidly changing global job marketplace. 

As the Time4Coffee name implies, these in-depth ‘caffeinated career conversations’ and related blog posts, explore many of the same topics covered when people meet, in person, over a cup of coffee to ask for career advice. However, without personal connections and geographic proximity, most young people wouldn’t have entrée to meet these professionals in person. Therefore, Time4Coffee’s mission is to level the playing field so that no matter who you know (or don’t know) and no matter where you live, you can still have access to the same amazing career advice 24/7 just by pressing play.

Time4Coffee also aims to leverage social media platforms like Facebook Live, YouTube, LinkedIn and Instagram to generate meaningful engagement between young people and professionals, from the entry-level up to the C-suite, around the country and the world.

Click here to hear first-hand career insights about Architecture, Design, Authors, Writers, Publishing, Advertising, Marketing, PR, Journalism, Media, Sports, Arts, Film, and more!

SENIORS – Group Advising Appointments to discuss searching for Jobs/Internships in Film and Media

In addition to signing up for 1:1 advising appointments, I’m offering group advising appointments this semester focused on a specific career path. Please continue to check back since we will discuss a different industry during each meeting.

This week I will be hosting and facilitating two group advising appointments to discuss Film and Media. Please let me know if you would like to attend one. I will add your appointment in handshake.

Wednesday, April 22 from 3pm – 4pm EST – Career Path: Film and Media

Friday, April 24 from 3pm – 4pm EST – Career Path: Film and Media

These group advising appointments will be a great opportunity for students to learn more about a specific industry, build a career community, and practice peer to peer learning.

I am limiting the number of participants. Therefore, YOU MUST REGISTER WITH ME. Please send an e-mail to agomez@middlebury.edu to let me know you will attend, and I will add your advising appointment to handshake.

Career Conversation with Academy Award Winner Rodney Rothman’95 (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)

Rodney Rothman ’95 is a director, writer, and producer who most recently co-wrote and co-directed Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, which won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. He previously served as a producer or writer on the films 22 Jump Street, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Popstar, and Get Him to the Greek. In television, Rothman was hired as a staff writer at The Late Show with David Letterman when he was 21 years old. At 24, he was promoted to head writer, making him the youngest head writer in the program’s history. While serving as head writer, he was nominated for five Emmy Awards for Outstanding Writing for a Variety or Music Program and helped the show win three Emmy Awards for Outstanding Variety, Comedy or Musical Program. In addition, Rothman served as a writer and a supervising producer on the series Undeclared and created the HBO comedy pilot $5.15/Hr. along with director Richard Linklater. Rothman is the author of the best-selling nonfiction humor book Early Bird. His writing has also appeared in The New Yorker, GQ, The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, and McSweeney’s Quarterly. His piece “My Fake Job” was included in The Best American Nonrequired Reading, edited by Dave Eggers.

Rodney will discuss his career journey, lessons learned, skills needed to succeed in the business, and advice on how to get started in the industry!

Date: Thursday, March 12

Time: 12:30pm – 1:30pm

Location: CCI Library

Lunch will be provided!

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United Talent Agency – Monday, February 10 (virtual session)

UTA is one of the entertainment industry’s premier talent and literary agencies, representing many of the world’s most widely known artists, storytellers, entertainers, and brands. Join us for an open discussion featuring Michael Sheresky, Motion Picture Partner & Agent, about life working at a leading talent agency and how you can join the team.

Date: Monday, February 10

Time: 7pm-8pm

Click here to participate in the virtual session!