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Chicago Director Uses His Bold Style to Stand Out in the Film Industry

By Amy Ross Chicago film director Jason Knade sees his name as a brand. And as with any brand, success is all about standing out: having a clear identity, consistency and boldness. “As for building brand awareness, my manager and I put a lot of time into my social media presence, and I’m always reaching

Speaker Series Continues Dec. 3 With Gaming Industry Talk

By Jacob Nelson The Masters of Science in Leadership for Creative Enterprises’ (MSLCE) speaker series continues on Dec. 3 with Matthew Schwartz, who will speak about his career in the gaming industry. Schwartz has worked as a games producer at Adult Swim Games, the game publishing arm of Adult Swim Digital, which is part of the

TV Agent Tells NU Crowd How to Make It In Hollywood

By Jacob Nelson Hollywood is an a business of apprenticeships. If you want to make it as a writer, producer, or actor, then get a job working for someone who can teach you how it’s done. That was the advice given by Kevin Crotty (WCAS92), a partner and board member at the major literary and

Fifth Eyeworks Festival Celebrates the Creativity of Experimental Animators

By Amy Ross Far from the confines of Pixar and DreamWorks, unusual looking characters and unconventional stories will come to life this week at the annual Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation. Surreal narratives and abstract animation don’t have it easy in the competitive markets of major studios. However, independent showcases like Eyeworks allow artists to

MSLCE Professor Talks About His Production of ‘Frankenstein’

By Jacob Nelson Cory Sandrock had some important advice for the cast of his theatrical production of Frankenstein, now playing at Asbury Hall in Elmhurst. “What I want is stunned silence,” Sandrock told his cast. He explained that, unlike comedy, where the cast gets a payoff in the form of a laugh at each funny line, it’s

‘Blacklist’ Creator’s TV Agent to Speak at Northwestern

Kevin Crotty loves the television show “The Blacklist.” But why he loves it is different from why the network show’s millions of other fans love it. “It’s going to pay for my children’s education.” Crotty is a partner and board member at ICM Partners, one of the largest talent and literary agencies in the world.

Northwestern Faculty Directs ‘Frankenstein’

Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out a new production of ‘Frankenstein’ produced by the Greenman Theatre and going on at Asbury Hall at First United Methodist Church at 232 S. York in Elmhurst. Directed by Northwestern Finance Faculty Cory Sandrock, the show debuts Friday and goes through Nov. 9. “When adapting the

MSLCE Professor Interviewed About Media Audiences

By Jacob Nelson Northwestern professor James Webster, who has a new book out that focuses on the effects of a proliferation of media choices in the digital age, talked about media audiences in an interview with the American Press Institute published last week. Webster, who is teaching a course this quarter about media audiences in

NU Professor Talks Big Data with Media Expert

By Jacob Nelson The MS in Leadership for Creative Enterprises kicked off its first Speaker Series event last week with a discussion about media audiences and big data. Northwestern professor James Webster, who has a new book out that focuses on the effects of a proliferation of media choices in the digital age and is