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Launching a Media Career in the Age of Covid

It has always been a challenge to launch a media career as a freshly minted graduate, but it has become even more difficult in the age of Covid-19. Join our panel of experts and learn some valuable tips and insights on how to get you toe in the door in this always evolving industry.

Produced by John Gallagher, John Acosta, Carlo Diego and Sharon Reid
Co-sponsored by Borough of Manhattan Community College/CUNY
Hosted and sponsored by SMPTE NY

Panelists include:
Ester Brym
Independent filmmaker and editor at Lionsgate, Netflix, Bravo, and Ridley Scott Productions.

Sharon Smith Holley
Member of the Motion Picture Editors Guild and secretary of the MPEG Board of Directors. Visual effects editor for The Expendables, 2 Fast 2 Furious, Agent Carter, and Men in Black 3.

Siobhan Cavanagh
Internship Coordinator of MediaMKRS, a collaborative program between the NYC Mayor’s Office for Media and Entertainment and industry partners.

Christopher Fequiere
Brooklyn based animator, illustrator, storyboard artist, creative director and video content producer. Credits include Netflix, MANUALLFOUCUS Media LLC and Townsquare Media.

Delia McGee
Senior Business Analyst at Peacock for NBCUniversal and President of the Emma Bowen Foundation Alumni Association which works to build a more diverse media industry.

Dejan Georgevich, ASC
National Vice President of IATSE Local 600, a National Executive Board Member of the International Cinematographers Guild, and Co-Chair of the Eastern Region Educational and Training Committee. His work includes NBC’s Blacklist, CBS’ Elementary, and over 1,000 commercials and corporate productions.

Katie Hinsen, Blue Collar Post Collective
An international award-winning Finishing Artist with credits on over 90 major productions. Founder and board member of the Blue Collar Post Collective.

This meeting is open to everyone. Please join us for what is sure to be an interesting and informative evening!