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Victory Gardens Managing Director to Speak at Northwestern

By Jacob Nelson Erica Daniels’ career reads like a wishlist for aspiring theatre professionals. Before she joined Chicago’s Victory Gardens Theater as Managing Director, she was the artistic director at Steppenwolf Theatre Company and the president of theatricals at The Second City. Daniels also did the original casting for Manhattan Theatre Club’s Broadway Production of Airline

Minda Cerva Wants To Bring Original Works to the Stage

By Miya Williams For Minda Cerva, all roads lead to theatre. The MSLCE student wants to general manage and co-produce an original Broadway musical, helping to develop it from beginning inspiration to opening night. “To have a true labor of love become a long-running critical and audience hit would be the penultimate dream,” she said.

MSLCE Students Learn Creative Industries Insights

By Lauren Vernea During the Fall quarter, MSLCE students took the foundational course “Understanding Creative Industries.” This course taught the history and current status of the creative and cultural enterprises. Students learned how advertising, regulation, globalization, digitalization, and talent have affected popular media industries such as film and music. The seminar style classes opened up

MSLCE Students Learn Legal Backgrounds of Creative Enterprises

By Scotty Stieber The world of media and entertainment may look fun and polished to those not working behind the scenes, but there are countless legal hurdles to overcome for these creative products to come to life and hopefully generate money. MSLCE students taking Rick Morris’ Arts and Entertainment Law and Ethics course this quarter

Wenli Liu Hopes to Dive into Chinese Film Market

By Jacob Nelson Wenli Liu wants to jump into the Chinese film industry. The Beijing native sees that China’s market “is booming right now,” and hopes that when she’s done with the MSLCE program she will be able to dive right in. “The number of film productions is increasing every year by a pretty big

Students Learn About Organizational Processes from MSLCE Faculty Director

By John Hounihan For ten weeks in Pablo Boczkowski’s course we talked about lenses. To a fly on the wall, we could be optometry PhD candidates with all our talk of lenses, led by the MSLCE Faculty Director and Northwestern School of Communication Professor. However, the lenses we focused on were figurative, and what we really

MSLCE Students Learn to Use Big Data in Creative Industries

By Natalie Agbele A group of MLSCE students were graced this quarter with having Agnes Horvat as their Culture and Art Analytics professor. I happened to be one of them. Agnes Horvat, an Assistant Professor at Northwestern School of Communication, is a computer scientist who focuses on developing theories and methods for studying collective intelligence,

Facebook Brand Strategy Lead Describes a Career Built Off a Desire to Connect

By Jacob Nelson Chris Meador’s professional path that brought him from theater stages to the History Channel to Microsoft and, finally, to Facebook throughout a career he refers to as “strange and convoluted.” However, Meador was quick to identify the running thread through all those jobs: the desire to connect. Meador, who is the Brand

Natalie Agbele Wants to Be a Digital Media Entrepreneur

By Jacob Nelson After years studying economics and finance, Natalie Agbele realized that she did not want to professionally pursue either of those subject for the rest of her life. “My dad is an accountant, so I thought I’d be one as well,” the MSLCE student said recently. “But I don’t want to do finance…

MSLCE Students Visit Chicago Shakespeare Theater

By Scotty Stieber It was November of 1997 when the Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s eight-employee staff met with City of Chicago officials at a Gold Coast pub and struck a monumental deal. After signing a 90-year lease with the City, the theater prepared to make their risky move to a mostly uninhabited, bizarre Navy Pier. How