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Category: Industry Immersion

How Cinespace Film Studios is Supporting a Growing Industry in Chicago

by Samantha Sartori Support. Whether providing resources, aiding financially or bearing some of the weight, every company needs support to be successful. When we think about the creative industries, we often focus on the creative work they’re doing, the art or content that’s being made. But none of that would be possible without the behind-the-scenes support.In

Use Your Network: Film/TV Industry Connect

by Samantha SartoriNetworking. Who do you know? Who do they know? How can you bridge the connection? In this day and age, job hunting is all about networking.Enter EPICS: the External Programs, Internships and Career Services in the School of Communication offers many opportunities for students to network with organizations they may want to explore

The Chicago International Film Festival: An MSLCE perspective

by Imani DavisThere are so many things in Chicago that can quench the creative thirst of MSLCE students looking to make the most of their time in the program. A hallmark of the film community in the city is the Chicago International Film Festival (CIFF), founded in 1964. There are a variety of ways for

Writers Theatre: An Intimate, Collaborative Experience

by Samantha Sartori Growing up a “theatre kid,” I love getting a behind-the-scenes look at any artistic performance space. So when the MSLCE program and EPICS offered us a site visit to the Writers Theatre in Glencoe, I knew I had to jump on the opportunity. Writers Theatre was founded in 1992 with the core foundation that

Summer in the City: My Internship at The Madison Square Garden Company – Part 2

By ALYSSA HOLCOMB The second half of my summer internship utilized a particular skill to drive home everything I have learned so far, both at The Madison Square Garden Company (MSG) and in the MSLCE program: public speaking.Since my last article, I’ve done a lot of deck-building, speech crafting, and rehearsal-organizing. The majority of this was

Programming and Community Engagement Are Keys to Navy Pier Revitalization

By Brenna C. CroninWith a stack of impact reports in hand, Michelle Boone—Chief Engagement Officer of Navy Pier, started our site visit with the power of information. Programming and community engagement are the drumbeats of her department and deserve incredible recognition for the revitalization of Navy Pier as it stands today.