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Manyun Wu

Manyun Wu
BA in Film and Media; BA in Media Studies; Minor in Music, University of California, Berkeley

 Area(s) of Interest: TV/film, Dance, Video/digital media, Entrepreneurship, PR/Marketing, Business Administration

Experience: Interned as both Production Assistant and a member of the International Marketplace Department at New Classics Media, one of China’s largest film and television production companies. Additionally, an independent producer of several films with different themes and styles.

Ideal Job in 10 Years: Become an international producer and executive manager of an entertainment company first and then start my own entertainment company.

What led you to enroll in the MSLCE program at Northwestern When I had just started undergraduate school, I had planned to devote my four years of undergraduate life to learning as much as possible in terms of creative aspects, such as theories and production. Then, I planned to put all my energy into the business aspects of the entertainment industry in my graduate studies. I really like how the MSLCE program has been designed to combine academics with real-world practice, such as the summer intern, which I believe will provide us a chance to gain both nuanced understandings of and practice what we have learned in the classroom.

What are you most looking forward to about the MSLCE program? I believe the MSLCE program will equip me with entrepreneurial and creative knowledge, skills and abilities to become a real entertainment industry leader. More importantly, I believe the MSLCE program will be a unique place of intellectual collaboration and collision between students with interdisciplinary backgrounds and also between the new generation of creative leaders and the old generation of creative masters.

If you could have lunch with one person (living or dead), who would it be? If I could have lunch with one person, it would be Steve Jobs. The reason is not that Steve Jobs had created Apple, the largest technology company by revenue and market capitalization. But instead, I want to be like Steve Jobs, whose original intention in creating Apple is to “Empower the people who think differently and move this world forward.” I want to be like Steve Jobs, who used his whole life to pursue his dream and never gave up, even under the circumstance of being forced out of Apple in 1985.

Where are you from? Beijing, China