Tuesday, February 21, 2012

J-School Students Learn the Ins and Outs of the Entertainment Business

J-School Students Learn the Ins and Outs of the Entertainment Business

Students prepare questions for the panel.
Entertainment panel discusses the industry with journalism and communication students.

This month, Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications students gathered to attend the seminar, “How to Make it in the Entertainment Industry.”  The seminar coordinated by Allie-Ryan Butler, assistant professor in SHSJC, offered students a chance to have an intimate conversation with members of the entertainment industry.

The keynote speaker for the event was Stacy Milner, co-founder of Executive Temps agency and author of "Leveraging UP!"  During the seminar students received vital information on techniques to climb the cooperate ladder in the entertainment industry. They also received tips on obtaining internships, office etiquette and resume structure.

The seminar closed with an open-panel discussion with seasoned entertainment professionals.  The panel consisted of Michelle Hord-White, vice president of talent development and pipeline programs at NBC Universal; Peter Campbell, manager of human resources at DreamWorks Animation SKG; Jason Ryan, Hampton alumnus and manager of rights clearances, standards and practices at TV One and Greg Brauer, production manager at WVEC Hampton Roads ABC Affiliate.

-Khalid Livingston

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