By Dan Li A group of people that included a Steppenwolf producer, a film producer, a writer for House of Cards, and a playwright met at Northwestern last Friday to discuss their writing processes during the 2016 Writers Panel co-hosted by the EPICS Office and the MFA in Writing for the Screen and Stage program.
Category: Industry Immersion
By Zach Hyman Northwestern alumni Garry Marshall’s storied career has included creating legendary TV shows like Happy Days, Laverne and Shirley, and The Odd Couple as well as feature films such as Pretty Women and The Princess Diaries. He returned to his alma mater on May 10 to screen his new movie Mother’s Day and answer questions
By Scotty Stieber Last week, a group of School of Communication students took part in an EPICS Leadership Journey to 360i’s downtown Chicago office. Amanda Abar, the Executive Vice President of 360i Chicago, led the discussion about her current role and the many steps she has taken to get to where she is today. The
By Cameron Kong “What are you going to do with your classic music major?” Classical guitarist Bryan Albert got this question often during his time as an undergraduate at Northwestern. Yet, as a freelance artist and touring musician, Bryan’s passion for music remains unabated almost a decade after graduation. “I wake up in the morning
By Laura Hess “I’m left wondering what the reality of this country is. There are many liberties, but no one is listening to you.” Standing in front of a community support group, a man recounts his recent, and possibly wrongful, termination by his employer. Frederick Wiseman, however, is indeed listening. The release of In Jackson
By Zach Hyman You may have seen the buzz all over the Chicago social sphere – Vincent van Gogh is at the Art Institute of Chicago. “Van Gogh’s Bedrooms,” an exhibit featuring the tortured artist’s three interpretations of his chambre in Arles, has run through most of spring and will continue until May 10. In
By Zach Hyman Over spring break, the MSLCE program split in half and sent a cohort to both New York and Los Angeles to see the creative industries up-close and personal. Being interested in the film and television industry, I travelled to Los Angeles, and came away with a much deeper understanding of what
By Jacob Nelson Today, we continue our feature where we ask an MSLCE professor three questions about the creative field they work in. Below is a conversation with Claudio Benzecry about globalization, sociology, and high-end fashion. How did your study of the Colón Opera House lead you to your current project looking at the world of high-end fashion shoes?
By Hayley Bullock The MSCLE Trek to the “Big Apple” was informative, encouraging, and inspiring. Coming from a nonprofit and performance background, I was surprised and appreciative of the vast insight and knowledge I was able to gain from the experience. As we visited branding agencies, including Mother and Ogilvy & Mather, and heard from
By Sarah Bergeson Over the course of five days in Los Angeles, my fellow MSLCE students and I had several amazing opportunities to learn about various media industries by speaking to professionals from film/television, music, and talent agencies. We began our trip by meeting with several Northwestern alumni, led by Marvel Animation Manager Diana Theobald and