Tag Archives: Film/Radio/Television

Career Conversation with Screen Writer and Television Producer Showrunner Jeff Bushell ’94

Jeff Bushell is a screen writer and television producer showrunner who has written for Jim Carrey, Will Farell, Joaquin Phoenix, Anna Farris, Bernie Mac, James Franco and Kamil Najani.  Earlier this year, Jeff sold his spec BAD DOG to Lionsgate with Seth Rogen’s  Point Grey producing along with Eugenio Derbez and Ben Odell’s 3Pas Studios. Jeff also wrote the Black List script RICKY STANICKY which Peter Farrelly is attached to direct as well as Disney’s BEVERLY HILLS CHIHUAHUA.  On the television side, he was an Executive Producer/showrunner for Nickelodeon BELLA AND THE BULLDOGS and was the Co-Creator and Showrunner for MARVIN, MARVIN. He also previously served as a Consultant for DRAWN TOGETHER on Comedy Central, and as Executive Story Editor for WHAT I LIKE ABOUT YOU and Story Editor for THE BERNIE MAC SHOW, both on FOX.

Please join us for a Career Conversation with Jeff Bushell on Tuesday, January 21 from 12pm-1pm in the CCI. He will discuss his career journey, lessons learned, skills needed to succeed in this business, and advice on how to get started in the industry!

Click here to register in Handshake!

Midd Alum offering an NBC News Partnerships Summer Internship opportunity

NBC News partnerships consists of a small team of veteran producers and journalists who manage the editorial relationship between NBC Network shows (TODAY, Nightly News, Meet the Press, Dateline, Original NBC Social/Digital) and our 200+ local affiliate stations across the country. Our goal is simple: amplify the reach of NBC reporting on both the national and local level. Our intern plays a crucial role in reaching this daily goal. 

Intern Purpose & Responsibilities (Job Description):

-Populate and analyze daily airings reports via Excel

-Research local stories, websites and stations nationwide

-Send daily alerts increasing local social media engagement

-Assist in producing crosstalks (live hits) and interviews

-Transcribe meetings, interviews and show content

-Meet and assist on tours with visiting affiliates

-Assist on special events and in control room

Qualifications:

Must have knowledge of current events

Previous work experience in an office/newsroom environment

Previous internship experience

Strong writing skills

Strong research skills

Social media/digital skills

Familiar with various online news websites

Ability to work under pressure and to deadlines

Strong work ethic

Additional Information About the Opportunity:

Interns have the ability to attend daily production and editorial meetings. Attend Q&A sessions and meetings throughout the internship with various NBC News correspondents, producers, Senior staff, visiting correspondents etc. Have the unique opportunity to observe firsthand all the platforms of NBC through the News Partnerships team.

Education Level: Sophomore, Junior, Senior

If you would like to apply to this great opportunity to work with a Midd alum, please e-mail your cover letter and resume to Christine Schozer ’13 at at Christine.Schozer@nbcuni.com and copy agomez@middlebury.edu

The Television Academy Foundation offers 50 television industry internships in over 20 disciplines each summer.

These eight-week, paid positions at major media companies provide professional experience, career development and networking opportunities to talented students nationwide.

The application deadline for all internship opportunities is Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at 5:00PM (PT).

CATEGORIES FOR THE TELEVISION ACADEMY FOUNDATION INTERNSHIP PROGRAM INCLUDE:

Agency • Animation • Casting • Choreography • Cinematography • Design (Art Direction/Set Decoration, Costume Design) • Development (Animation, Children’s Programming, Movies for Television, Scripted Series, Unscripted Television, Virtual and Augmented Reality) • Directing • Editing • Interactive Media • Music • News (Broadcast News, Entertainment News) • Physical Production/Business Management • Production (Commercials, Documentary/Nonfiction, Live Television, Movies for Television) • Production Management • Program Planning and Scheduling • Public Relations/Publicity • Sound • Writing (Comedy, Drama)

Click here to apply!

Career Conversation with David Ellis ’09 on Thursday, May 9!

David Ellis is currently a Product Marketing Manager at Microsoft where he is helping to grow Microsoft’s cloud business. David currently serves as a Middlebury Alumni Association board member, as the diversity liaison, where he has been helping to drive several initiatives between Middlebury and Alumni of Color. Prior to Microsoft, David was the Director of Brand Strategy, Advertising and Digital at Starr Companies, a global insurance and investments organization. Before joining Starr, David helped launch Sunny Field Entertainment, a production company that had a first look deal with Paramount Pictures. Prior to Sunny Field, David worked for International Creative Management, a talent agency whose clients included Drake, Beyoncé, Eminem, Al Pacino and Samuel L. Jackson. David started off his Hollywood career at Universal Pictures as an undergraduate intern during his final J-Term at Middlebury. David graduated from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business in 2018 with an MBA. He graduated from Middlebury in 2009 with a BA in Film & Media and minor in Economics.

Please join us for a career conversation with David Ellis ’09. Pick up your dinner and join us in Ross Fireplace Lounge!

Date: Thursday, May 9

Time: 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Location: Ross Fireplace Lounge

Click here to RSVP!

New Marketing Media (Paid) Internship Opportunity in LA working for a Midd alum!

Wild Card is an award-winning entertainment advertising agency specializing in theatrical film marketing. Located in Culver City, CA, Midd alum, Founder and Editor Nick Temple and his team make up a diverse group of highly skilled editors, graphic designers, and music supervisors. They work with filmmakers across all major studios to develop teasers, trailers, and TV spots for major feature films and television shows.

At Wild Card, our internships offer hands-on learning and practical work experience in a fun friendly environment. Interns are encouraged to explore, develop and share their ideas while gaining valuable experience in the showbiz industry. We’re looking for a creative self-starter who is interested in the entertainment marketing industry.

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Support a creative production team

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills

• Strong organizational skills with high attention to detail

• Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel)

• Self-directed and able to work without supervision

• Energetic and eager to tackle new projects and ideas

• Perform clerical duties, maintain files, organize documents, copy etc.

• Has in interest in social media and entertainment marketing

Perks:

•Ability to get hands-on experience from within top competitive advertising agency

•Opportunity to network with creative innovative professionals

Click here to apply!

Job opportunity- Executive Assistant, Talent Acquisition (Freelance) at HBO

OVERALL SUMMARY:

HBO’s Talent Acquisition (TA) department is focused on acquiring the best and brightest talent for the world’s most successful premium television network. The Executive Assistant will provide general administrative support to the Vice President, Talent Acquisition. The VP leads a team of recruiters who manage full life-cycle recruitment for varying business units such as Technology, Sales, Marketing, Finance, Legal, etc.

This role requires an individual with strong people and office management skills. The ideal candidate will have excellent phone and in person demeanor, be a quick study, independent and thoughtful in his or her decision-making. A successful candidate will be a creative problem-solver and self-starter who is resilient in a fast-paced environment, and highly collaborative with exceptional organizational skills. 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

·       Calendar management for the VP and TA Managers which includes but not limited to complex scheduling of interviews, conference coordination with internal and external business partners such as recruiting agencies, diversity partners, key contacts across the enterprise; ensure meeting arrangements are completed accurately with all necessary details and materials

·       Prepare/process expense reports and make travel arrangements for the VP and TA Managers

·       Draft and edit email, presentations, reports, agendas, summaries and other business correspondence

·       Handle and track executive referral resume submission process with superior organization and communication skills

·       Assist in key recruitment events, conference planning, and post-event recaps

·       Handle confidential and sensitive material related to internal staff and organizational documentation

·       Assist with the processing and onboarding of new hires within the HR department

·       Customize and implement innovative and impactful administrative/operational solutions

·       General TA Team support including ordering supplies, event support, updating team org charts and other materials, new hire paperwork, data entry

·       Ad hoc projects as needed

REQUIREMENTS:

·       Bachelor’s degree preferred

·       Dynamic team player with great interpersonal skills and high emotional intelligence

·       Excellent written and verbal communication skills

·       Experience with handling multiple assignments and deadlines and proactively solve problems with a “can-do” attitude and limited supervision

·       Highly organized with very strong attention to detail

·       Adaptive to changing priorities

·       Requires a high degree of initiative and professionalism

·       Proven ability to build strong and productive relationships

·       Expert level MS Office skills (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

·       Experience working with Google document software, including Docs and Sheets, preferred but not required

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Study Away Opportunities in Monterey – Info Session 4/16

Get ready to change the world.

Want to make a difference in the world, study with globally renowned experts, have paid on-the-job training opportunities, and shorten your Master’s degree by up to one year?

Consider a semester away with the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS). There will be 3 people talking about various programs.

Toni Thomas, the Assistant Dean of the Graduate School of International Policy and Management.

Pam Berenbaum from Middlebury’s global health program, who designed a study away semester in collaboration with MIIS’s development program.

Dr. Ferenc Dalnoki-Veress CNS Scientist-in-Residence. He was a member of the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory team awarded the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics. At CNS, ho focuses on the proliferation of fissile materials, nuclear spent fuel management, emerging technologies, and verification of nuclear weapons.

All Middlebury students, regardless of year or major, are invited to attend this session.

Tuesday, April 16 4:30 pm at CCI

Dr. Dalnoki-Veress will also be giving a lecture in the Physics department on 4/16 at 12:30 in BiHall 104 entitled: Using Neutrinos to Detect Clandestine Nuclear Activity – consider attending BOTH events!