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MSLCE Students Get Professional Leads, Advice at Theatre Networking Event

By John HounihanAs winter quarter marches on, the MSLCE students have a lot on our minds. Perhaps nothing is more center than our search for internships. No matter our corner of the sector, we are deep into applications and interviews at organizations across the nation. On Feb. 6, our performing arts focused students got an incredible opportunity

Gloria Brings Eye-Opening Satire to Goodman Theatre College Night

By John HounihanOur program is all about the cross between arts and industry – how we as leaders can relate to both artists and professionals. Last week, however, a group of MSCLE traveled to the Goodman Theatre to see a show that exposed the underbelly of the professional world.

Alex McKenna Wants to Interact with Art

By Miya WilliamsAlex McKenna is an artist. But he doesn’t just want to create art; he also wants to help foster the art community. McKenna dreams of owning and operating his own art gallery or art residency program. He said, “I hope to create an atmosphere where I am constantly surrounded by likeminded and creative

CAA Television Co-Head to Speak at Northwestern

By Jacob NelsonJeff “Jake” Jacobs has been an agent with Creative Artists Agency for nearly 30 years. Though the entertainment industry has changed considerably during that period, his responsibilities have remained largely the same.“You’re in the pursuit of representing talented storytellers,” Jacobs explained during a recent interviews. “When you’re an agent you want to be

Leslie Zhu Wants to Rebrand China’s Art Scene

By Jacob NelsonLeslie Zhu would like to help make art more widely available to the public.A graduate of Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunication and New York Institute of Technology, Zhu’s dream job is to be a creative director at either a museum or an advertising agency. She sees both as avenues to bridging her

Chip Potter Hopes to Help Beginning Filmmakers Find Their Way

By Jake NelsonThough a countless number of people have attended world renowned film festivals like Sundance and Cannes, few can say they’ve been there for college credit. Chip Potter is one of them. The MSLCE student went to Sundance in 2013 for school credit while studying at DePauw University in Indiana.“I met these people who

Minda Cerva Wants To Bring Original Works to the Stage

By Miya WilliamsFor Minda Cerva, all roads lead to theatre.The MSLCE student wants to general manage and co-produce an original Broadway musical, helping to develop it from beginning inspiration to opening night.“To have a true labor of love become a long-running critical and audience hit would be the penultimate dream,” she said.

Wenli Liu Hopes to Dive into Chinese Film Market

By Jacob NelsonWenli Liu wants to jump into the Chinese film industry. The Beijing native sees that China’s market “is booming right now,” and hopes that when she’s done with the MSLCE program she will be able to dive right in.“The number of film productions is increasing every year by a pretty big percentage,” Liu