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Taking Storytelling from the Stage to the Screen

With his initial sights set on becoming an actor, Daniel Dvorkin ’16 spent four years in a highly creative, intense undergraduate acting conservatory. Although he loved the experience, he didn’t receive any business education while he was there.“After graduation, I realized I didn’t want to be an actor,” says Dvorkin. “I wanted to pursue the

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

Disney Director John Musker Talks Making ‘Moana’ and Skyping with Lin-Manuel Miranda During Northwestern Event

By Nick RomanMoana, The Little Mermaid, Tangled, Aladdin, and The Fox and the Hound: what do all of these have in common? Sure, they are favorites among Disney fans of all ages. However, they also demonstrate the creative genius of John Musker, who recently spoke at Northwestern University’s School of Communication. School of Communication students got to listen to the

CBS TV Studio VP of Drama Development Describes Getting His First Break in Evanston

By Jacob NelsonRob Luchow’s first break didn’t happen in Hollywood. It happened in Evanston.As the Vice President of Drama Development for CBS TV Studio explained during the first MSLCE Speaker Series event of the academic year, Luchow was a Northwestern undergraduate working as a waiter at a pizza place near campus when he first opened

MSLCE Student’s Disney Dream: To Produce Theme Park Theatre

By Jacob Nelson Sarah Bergeson grew up close to Disney World, and its proximity seems to have worn off on her. The Northwestern theatre graduate is interested in pursuing a career in a very specific kind of performance: the kind that goes on at theme parks like Disney. “Your audience is right in the middle

Aspiring Graphic Designer Sets Sights for Disney

By Jacob Nelson This is the fourth in a series of posts spotlighting new students in Northwestern’s   Master of Science in Leadership for Creative Enterprises program. Ting Luan knew she wanted to learn graphic design before she even arrived at college. The recent Michigan State graduate grew up drawing, and was excited to hone