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MSLCE Students Work with Transcultural Exchange in Nonprofit Organization Course

By Leslie Zhu“I really like that we can work on a project that is associated with a real nonprofit organization”, said Joe Giovenetti during the last meeting of our Cultural Nonprofit Organizations course. Most students feel the same way.This course was distinct from our other classes. Our assignment came from an actual client, the Transcultural

Kathleen Hudson Aspires to Bring Opera Back to Cultural Spotlight

By Miya WilliamsKathleen Hudson originally wanted to be the star of an opera, but over the years her interest turned toward running the show. “I believe deeply in this particular art form,” she said. “I want to be on the ground floor of influencing the landscape of opera in America as it struggles to remain

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.

TransCultural Exchange Director Has Built a Career In and Out of the Studio

By Jacob NelsonMary Sherman does not like the word “no.” The artist, teacher, writer, and director of the TransCultural Exchange has made a career out of pursuing opportunities out of curiosity, only to learn new skills in the process.“People say, ‘No, you can’t do that,’ and it makes me want to do it more,” Sherman

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.

CAA Television Co-Head Discusses Changing Media Environment at Northwestern

By Jacob NelsonBefore Jeff “Jake” Jacobs began working at Creative Artists Agency — where he’s been for nearly 30 years and now serves as the company’s Television Co-Head — he spent a few months on a bus with John Madden.As he recently explained at an MSLCE Speaker Series event, after getting his undergraduate degree from

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 Learn About Chicago’s Film and TV Industry at Cinespace

By Chip PotterThe 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 years