Monday, April 8, 2013

Heading into the Home Stretch...

and the School and TV Department have a lot of events coming up that you may want to venture out to explore.

Are you a junior or senior?  Be sure to sign up and prep for TV Premiere Industry Night. Bring your reel, scripts, business cards, and best foot forward as we screen work for industry professionals and give you time to meet and greet for internships and/or employment. Visit this link for more info:

Interested in documentaries and our Chicana perspectives on the world? See Lourdes Portillo's work and speak with this Chicana documentarian; her visit is a part of "Doc Week," when multiple filmmakers in this genre visit Columbia and screen their work.

TV History students looking for extra credit? Anyone else looking for a Saturday Night Live like nite out but can't swing the ticket to NYC? Come to FreqOut 2013, the TV Department's live sketch comedy show. We bring in a live studio audience to watch the show at the Media Production Center (and also stream it live online). If you're doing the extra credit, view the show and give me 2 pages on how what you see (in terms of production, genre, content) can be connected to any aspect of TV's History that we've covered this semester.

And just for fun, ever wonder sometimes how writing papers about TV history and social issues can help you out? TV alum Lena Waithe had to write things like this for me--she went on to find a place for herself as an African American woman in the industry, something that motivated the kind of paper topics she chose. Last month she won a prestigious award from the Writers Guild of America for diversity in comedy writing.

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