By John Hounihan What does it take to put on a play festival? From day one of planning, each piece of an organization must come together to meet the massive needs of dozens of productions. I have faced this head on, as a large part of my internship has been providing support for Collaboraction’s annual
Category: Industry Immersion
By Leslie Zhu The Mary and Leigh Block Museum in the Arts Circle at Northwestern is always my secret place to rest and learn in between my busy study schedule. I immerse myself a lot in their different exhibitions and screenings each quarter. I always see visitors other than students and faculty coming to the
By Joe Giovannetti After a rousing first two days in the Big Apple, the students of the MSLCE cohort woke up energized and ready to see what the second half of the NYC immersion trek would bring. They didn’t have to go far, as three interesting guests would visit them in the hotel that morning.
By Lauren Vernea During spring break, the MSLCE cohort made the journey to Hollywood. While in Los Angeles, students met with Northwestern alumni and Hollywood executives who are currently working at companies such as Disney Motion Pictures, FOX Searchlight, FX Networks, Universal Pictures/Secret Hideout, HBO, MACRO Ventures, Scott Free Productions, Partizan Entertainment, Film Independent, and more.
By Leslie Zhu During spring break, half of the MSLCE cohort went on a journey to Los Angeles, the center of the nation’s film and television industry. The expansiveness of both the city and its industry are so real and mind-blowing. If New York is a machine for finance, commerce and art, Los Angeles, is
By John Hounihan Over the break between quarters, the MSLCE program set forth on its yearly Industry Immersion treks to the media capitals of the United States. For half of the cohort, that meant a week in the Big Apple.
By Lauren VerneaMSLCE students recently participated in a site visit to the world renowned full-service media agency, Mediavest Spark at Chicago’s Merchandise Mart. The company’s newly formed content department provides all forms of media from short films to mobile apps driven to connect clients with their brands.
By John Hounihan When it comes to the theatre industry – it doesn’t get much bigger than the smash hit musical Hamilton. Currently playing on three stages worldwide, with another in the works, it has revolutionized the current state of commercial theatre. So, naturally, getting a chance to see the inner workings of the Chicago
By Leslie Zhu Nothing in the Museum is ordinary. On Feb. 24, the MSLCE students were blown away by all the unconventional business strategies of the Art Institute of Chicago (AIC) at a panel held at Rubloff Fellows Lounge in the museum.
By Chip Potter The MSLCE cohort visited Cinespace Chicago Film Studios on Feb. 10, where they met with Cinespace Studio Owner Alex Pissios, and several other film entrepreneurs at Cinespace’s film incubator, Stage 18. Pissios offered an invaluable perspective on Chicago-based film and television content creation, and also shared lessons he’s learned during his 10