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Category: Guest Speakers

Gigi Pritzker Shares Stories, Insights and Industry Advice with MSLCE Students

by Thomas WallAs graduate students, we are constantly seeking advice on how to advance our careers. But when that advice comes from an Emmy-winning film producer and CEO/Founder of her own media company, it carries a special weight. Thanks to the MSLCE program, we were granted the opportunity to meet, hear from, and most importantly

EPICS Shows MSLCE Students How To Discover Their Strengths in Exclusive Workshop

By Brenna C. CroninWoo. Achiever. Communication. Activator. Maximizer.“You have a 1 in 275,000 chance of sharing the same top 5 strengths as another person”, shared Jonah Zeiger, Associate Director of EPICS (External Programs, Internships, & Career Services) at Northwestern University. The Career Development focus in the MSLCE program is in full swing as the Fall quarter

Design is Art People Use: Ellen Lupton at the Block Museum

By Hannah ArataEllen Lupton, Curator of Contemporary Design at Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York City recently gave a lively talk to the Northwestern community on the relationship between experimental artists and commercial design. Her talk parallels the current exhibit at Northwestern’s Block Museum of Art, “Up is Down: Mid-Century Experiments in Advertising and

Producers Share Insights, Advice at MSLCE’s Greenlight: Idea to Script to Screen

By Brenna C. CroninA significant theme in our Master of Science in Leadership for Creative Enterprises (MSLCE) coursework this fall is the power of pathways and networks. On Thursday, October 18, our cohort, along with a number of others, attended a Speaker Series event with three titans of the film industry. Each accomplished in their own

Network Execs and Showrunners Share Insight on Creative Writing, Industry Trends

By Alyssa HolcombA panel full of creative content connoisseurs shared their insight on the film and television industry in the “Creative Writing Panel | Content, Creativity and Change: The Future of Entertainment.” The event, hosted in the Norris Center, was open to School of Communication students (including the MSLCE cohort) interested in content and the

MSLCE Explores the Edge of Fringe with Shona McCarthy

By Charlie WeinBy its nature, the world of art is abstract. There’s no right or wrong form of artistic style and everyone has the right to express their work in whichever way they like. For a performing artist, the hardest part is finding a means of getting their work out for the public to see,

National Theatre’s Rishi Coupland Talks Data with MSLCE Students

By Nick RomanWhy do people do culture?  This was one of many thought-provoking questions Rishi Coupland of the National Theatre asked the MSLCE cohort in a recent NU Talk.  Coupland is the Head of Data Intelligence at the National Theatre in London.  The National Theatre is a cultural powerhouse with an entrepreneurial mindset that experiences