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Emmy-Nominated Writer and Producer Speaks at Northwestern

By Lauren VerneaDuring a recent EPICS Speaker Series, Northwestern alum Gregg Mettler visited campus to speak to students about his career and experiences in the entertainment industry. Mettler is an Emmy-nominated comedy writer and producer based in LA. After graduating from Northwestern in 1994, he broke into the business as a staff writer on NBC’s

MSLCE Students Explore the Los Angeles Film and TV Industry

By Lauren VerneaDuring 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.

MSLCE Students Learn the Foundations of Entrepreneurship

By Lauren VerneaDuring a recent Entrepreneurship seminar, MSLCE students participated in an all day workshop with Northwestern Professor David Schonthal. Schonthal teaches in Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management, focusing on new venture creation, design thinking, innovation and creativity. The workshop for the MSLCE cohort was a detailed crash course in the foundations of entrepreneurship.

MSLCE Students Explore the World Of Documentary Filmmaking

By Lauren VerneaDuring a recent Professional Development class, MSLCE students received a lecture from special guest, Northwestern Professor J.P. Sniadecki. Sniadecki is a filmmaker and anthropologist who specializes in making experimental documentaries focusing on the collective human experience. His filmography is mainly based in China and the United States.

MSLCE Students Attend Industry Days at the Chicago International Film Festival

By Lauren VerneaThe Chicago International Film Festival took place Oct. 20-23 in Downtown Chicago. MSLCE students had the opportunity to attend the festival’s Industry Days, special events and presentations designed to highlight the inner workings of the film industry for students and guests.The panels we attended were intimate and diverse. Two panels in particular stood

MSLCE Student With Performance and Producing Experience Aspires for New Role: CEO

By Miya WilliamsLauren Vernea has headed her own theater and production company for three years but is now looking to increase her business acumen in order to be the CEO of her company full-time. “I want to be the best arts leader and push my organization forward,” she stated.Vernea has performed at over seven theaters in

Writing Partners Behind ‘The Ringer’ and ‘Supernatural’ Speak at Northwestern

By Lauren VerneaGenre television shows, which encompass horror, period, fantasy, and sci-fi, are in demand now more than ever in Hollywood. And writing duo Eric Carmelo and Nicole Snyder are at the forefront of this movement.  “To be a showrunner today, all you need is a successful pilot,” said Carmelo. “In TV, writer is king.” The two spoke