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Category: Guest Speakers

Metropolitan Museum of Art Associate Curator to Speak at Northwestern

By Jacob Nelson Though it’s been five years since Femke Speelberg moved to New York to work at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, she still needs to remind herself that she’s not dreaming. “It’s such a great place, I still have to pinch myself I’m actually here,” she said with a laugh during an interview

Illinois Film Office Deputy Director Talks Bringing TV, Movie Productions to Chicago

By Jacob Nelson During her talk last week hosted by Northwestern’s MSLCE Program, Illinois Film Office Deputy Director Christine Dudley joked that each morning she and her staff light a candle to Dick Wolf. The reason? Wolf, the producer behind the “Law and Order” franchise, has made Chicago home to the NBC productions of “Chicago Fire,”

Jellyvision Founder Makes the Uninteresting Fun

By Jacob Nelson Harry Gottlieb makes learning fun, and that means making it funny. It’s something he’s good at because, in one way or another, he’s been practicing for decades. Gottlieb is the founder of Jellyvision, the Chicago-based multimedia company behind the trivia computer game You Don’t Know Jack and, more recently ALEX, an interactive

CBS Vice President and Executive Talks TV, Gives Career Advice

Jane Gottlieb’s career was largely self-invented and built brick by brick in small steps. Days out of Northwestern, Jane landed a job in the then-nascent field of ‘corporate AV (as it was then called) and never looked back.   Producing meetings and events for blue chip companies required a boatload of skills: theme development, proposal and