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Film screening Farewell Amor and Q and A with the Director and Producer on Saturday, March 13

After 17 years apart, Angolan immigrant Walter is joined in the U.S. by his wife and teen daughter. Now absolute strangers sharing a one bedroom Brooklyn apartment, they struggle to overcome the emotional distance between them. Walter is trying to let go of a previous relationship while his wife Esther struggles with a new country, culture and a husband who seems distant. Their daughter Sylvia is a dancer just like her father, and while she also finds her new life difficult, she bravely starts to explore the city and show herself through dance. The film is both a universal immigrant story and the unique perspective of three characters bound together by history and hope. It is an intimate and deeply personal look at an inter-generational tale that has defined America since its inception.

Students need to register here ahead of time for the Screening and Q&A.

Career Conversation and a Media Industry Discussion with Liya Gao’12, Manager, Original Independent Films for Netflix – Wednesday, March 3

Please join us for a Career Conversation and a Media Industry Discussion with Liya Gao’12, Manager, Original Independent Films for Netflix. Liya will discuss her career journey and current trends in the industry. Based on Liya’s recommendation, we will also discuss two articles titled “What Warner Bros’ Streaming Strategy Means for Netflix and Movie Theaters: A Dialogue” and “ How 2020 Changed Hollywood, and the Movies, Forever.”

Liya Gao serves as Manager, Original Independent Films for Netflix. As a member of the original independent film team, Gao supports the creative development and production of original feature films for Netflix and is developing a film slate designed to appeal to all audience segments. Prior to Netflix, Gao worked as a director of the original films team at HBO Max, where she worked on projects such as “Unpregnant”. Prior to HBO Max, Gao was a creative executive at Vertigo Entertainment with Roy Lee, where she worked on a variety of film & television projects including “Witch Boy”, an animated feature in production at Netflix and “Them: Covenant”, a horror anthology in production at Amazon that the studio gave a 2 season series commitment. Before her tenure at Vertigo, the Middlebury grad also worked at Lionsgate in the Motion Picture Group where she worked on such films as “A Simple Favor”.

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Future Now Leadership Talk with Tanya Giles, General Manager ViacomCBS MTV Entertainment Group – Wednesday, February 10

Tanya Giles was named General Manager of ViacomCBS Entertainment & Youth Group in January 2020.  In her expanded role, Giles runs content strategy, programming, research and insights in addition to overseeing the brands efforts to maximize IP and best monetize content with corporate partners in sales and distribution.

Previously, Giles was General Manager for Comedy Central, Paramount and TV Land and prior to that, she served as Executive Vice President, Strategic Insights & Research for Viacom Media Networks’ Music & Entertainment Group and BET.  As chief research advisor to the senior management teams, Giles delivered comprehensive, strategic and integrated marketing research plans for all multi-platform business units affiliated with the portfolio of brands.​

For more on Tanya, go to: https://www.futurenowconference.com/tanya-giles

Please RSVP by Feb 9.  Space is limited. 

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