Digital audio is having a moment, and streaming leader Pandora is one of the biggest beneficiaries. Thanks in part to advancements in technology and accessibility, more Americans are using streaming audio than ever. They’re attracted to the convenience and personalization, and, as a result, streaming providers are poised to grab larger shares of total audio usage and ad dollars. Click here to read the complete article on the MediaVillage.com website.
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Sports programming — as we’ve become accustomed to it — is in question this fall with no guarantees of play. And the same shadow casts over network TV series. Meanwhile, Drake just dropped a new music video to the tune of 18M US views in the first 7 days of release, followed by a robust line up of other music videos premiering this Fall season from the world’s biggest celebrities such as Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber and Shawn Mendes to name a few. Click here to read the complete article.
What is social video and why should you care? It’s the video clips your friends and family share on Facebook, the funny prank reel you watched on repeat on YouTube and the newest dance challenge you tried to master on TikTok. These videos have become an increasingly important part of the fabric of entertainment. For some, this content represents an opportunity to reinvent what entertainment means for consumers with companies like Facebook spending over a billion dollars a year on content. The very DNA of social networks have become intertwined with video. Of the three or more hours a day consumers spend on social media, more than half of that time is spent watching videos on these platforms from news and talk shows to music videos and makeup tutorials. Click here to read the complete article co-authored by Midd alum George Chan ’05.
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 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!
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 email@example.com to let me know you will attend, and I will add your advising appointment to handshake.
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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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
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Each year, the Academy Nicholl screenwriting competition awards up to five $35,000 fellowships to amateur screenwriters. To enter, submit a feature length screenplay and entry fee via the online application when the competition is open for submissions. Fellowship winners are invited to participate in awards week ceremonies and seminars and expected to complete at least one original feature film screenplay during the Fellowship year.
Screenwriters who have not earned more than $25,000 writing fictional work for film or television.
Entry scripts must be the original work of one writer, or of two writers who collaborated equally, and must be written originally in English. Adaptations and translated scripts are not eligible.
There are three deadlines for 2020: early is March 6 ($48 entry fee), regular is April 9 ($63 entry fee), and late is May 1 ($88 entry fee). The online application form must be completed and a PDF version of the script uploaded by 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on May 1.
Full-time students at an accredited college/university are eligible for a discount on their entry fee in 2020. Indicate your status in the demographic section of your online application. The discount will be offered in the payment section.
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Ryan Koo is the writer and director of AMATEUR, a 2018 Netflix Original Film and a Sundance Screenwriters Lab selection. Koo won the Webby Award for Best Drama Series and was named one of Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Film for his web series THE WEST SIDE. He is also the Founder and CEO of the popular filmmaking website No Film School.
Please join us for a Career Conversation with Ryan Koo to discuss his career journey, lessons learned, skills needed to succeed in this business, and advice on how to get started in the industry!
Date: Wednesday, January 22
Location: CCI Library (Adirondack House)
Lunch will be provided!
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