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MSLCE Students Learn the Foundations of Entrepreneurship

By Lauren Vernea During a recent Entrepreneurship seminar, MSLCE students participated in an all day workshop with Northwestern Professor David Schonthal. Schonthal teaches in Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management, focusing on new venture creation, design thinking, innovation and creativity. The workshop for the MSLCE cohort was a detailed crash course in the foundations of entrepreneurship.

CAA Television Co-Head Discusses Changing Media Environment at Northwestern

By Jacob Nelson Before Jeff “Jake” Jacobs began working at Creative Artists Agency — where he’s been for nearly 30 years and now serves as the company’s Television Co-Head — he spent a few months on a bus with John Madden. As he recently explained at an MSLCE Speaker Series event, after getting his undergraduate

‘Being Mary Jane’ Showrunner Mara Brock Akil Talks Writing at Northwestern

By Lauren Vernea Mara Brock Akil, a Northwestern alumna, successful writer, and TV showrunner, recently returned to campus for the EPICS Speaker Series to discuss her luminous career. Akil, who has always been a role model for me, created iconic TV comedies and dramas such as Girlfriends, The Game, and BET’s first scripted drama Being Mary

Kartemquin Films Executive Director Visits MSLCE Business Models Course

By Joe GiovannettiOn Tuesday, February 8th, Betsy Steinberg paid a visit to Professor Daniel Gruber’s elective course, Business Models in Creative Enterprises.  Steinberg came to speak with the MSCLE cohort about her experience at Kartemquin Films, a film company with the mantra “Democracy through Documentary.” Betsy has spent her entire career in the realm of film

MSLCE Students Explore the World Of Documentary Filmmaking

By Lauren Vernea During a recent Professional Development class, MSLCE students received a lecture from special guest, Northwestern Professor J.P. Sniadecki. Sniadecki is a filmmaker and anthropologist who specializes in making experimental documentaries focusing on the collective human experience. His filmography is mainly based in China and the United States.

MSLCE Students Learn About Chicago’s Film and TV Industry at Cinespace

By Chip Potter The MSLCE cohort visited Cinespace Chicago Film Studios on Feb. 10, where they met with Cinespace Studio Owner Alex Pissios, and several other film entrepreneurs at Cinespace’s film incubator, Stage 18. Pissios offered an invaluable perspective on Chicago-based film and television content creation, and also shared lessons he’s learned during his 10

MSLCE Students Get Professional Leads, Advice at Theatre Networking Event

By John Hounihan As winter quarter marches on, the MSLCE students have a lot on our minds. Perhaps nothing is more center than our search for internships. No matter our corner of the sector, we are deep into applications and interviews at organizations across the nation. On Feb. 6, our performing arts focused students got an incredible

‘Southside With Me’ Executive Producer to Speak at Northwestern

By Jacob Nelson By all accounts, Glendon Palmer has “made it” in Hollywood. A Senior Vice President of Development & Production at the renowned entertainment company IM Global, Palmer has the stability that comes with an executive position in show business, along with the ability to oversee creatively satisfying box office successes like last year’s