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Category: Industry Immersion

EPICS Connects SoC Students to the Television and Film Industries

By Thomas WallStudents in the School of Communication got valuable face-time with some of the biggest decision makers in film and television, thanks to the Office of External Programs, Internships, and Career Services (EPICS). The TV and Film Industry Connect networking event, hosted by EPICS, was designed to connect interested students with leaders from the

EPICS Teaches MSLCE Students How to Navigate Pathways and Networks in the Creative Industries

By Brenna C. CroninThe currency of real networking is not greed, but generosity. – Keith Ferrazzi Jonah Zeiger, Associate Director of EPICS (External Programs, Internships, & Career Services) at Northwestern University, presented on the power of relationships and looking for connections between others during his Pathways and Networks in the Creative Industries Seminar last week. As

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 Students Experience The 54th Chicago International Film Festival

By Daniel GrambowLast weekend Chicago brought the world’s brightest talents to the screen at the 54th Chicago International Film Festival. In partnership with The Illinois Film Office, Chicago Film Office and IFP Chicago, the festival hosted Industry Days alongside a myriad of films, documentaries and virtual reality experiences. If you ever wanted to know how

Twelfth Night with the Public Theater

By Adrian AleaThis summer, I have had the opportunity to act as the Community Impact Coordinator for The Public Theater’s Public Works production of Twelfth Night which featured  a community ensemble of over 100 artists from all five Boroughs of New York City. It’s been beautiful to see how the community ensemble has transformed over

Stepping Through the Lookingglass

By Nick RomanThis summer, I am honored to serve as the Administrative Intern for the Education & Community Programs department with the Lookingglass Theatre Company in Chicago. Day-to-day responsibilities include providing support for four different theatre education camps over the summer, drafting newsletters and performance programs, audience engagement content, and completing tasks “on the fly”-

Hollywood PR Opportunities with PMG

By Danny BittkerLiving and working in Hollywood has presented some amazing opportunities! I’m spending the summer interning for Platform Media Group (PMG), a national public relations, event marketing, production, and media firm. The company represents clients across the film and television industry as well as corporate clients like restaurants, bars, and wineries.