How to Break into the TV Industry

Many TV critics are calling the current state of television “the golden age” or “peak TV.” And for good reason. There are now more than 400 scripted series on television, double the number there were in 2009. And given the rise …

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Video Game Industry Careers: An Inside Look at Gaming Jobs & How You Can Land One

In the last year and a half of the pandemic, video games have come to serve as a release valve for the cooped-up populace, enabling players to vicariously experience things they no longer could in the real world. “I thought …

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The Future of Entertainment Is Just More and More and More of This

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The strangest thing about Space Jam: A New Legacy, the “standalone sequel” to the 1996 hit, is that an algorithm played by Don Cheadle is the villain of the story but also …

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Evelyn Chen Student Intern, Strategic Communication
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Entertainment Marketing: Tips for Your Recreation, Arts, or Entertainment Business

This article from Constant Contact written by Suzanne Wentley

If there’s anything that 2020 has proven to business owners focused on recreation, arts, and entertainment, it’s that they need to get online.

Digital isn’t just for creative offerings, either. You …

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Evelyn Chen Student Intern, Strategic Communication
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What Does a Career in Animation Look Like?

Animators are artists who design the moving characters that appear in movies, videos, television shows, commercials, and other digital media such as web sites and video games. Animators are also known as digital animators and motion cartoonists. Currently, there are more than 31,000 multimedia artists …

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3 Career Lessons from Oscar-Winner Chloé Zhao

On Sunday, Chloé Zhao became the first woman of color and only second woman to win an Academy Award for Best Director. Zhao is the filmmaker behind Nomadland, a quiet and compassionate study of American itinerant workers who rely on …

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Recommendation Engines Are Getting Smarter. But Are We Ready for the Era of Personalized Entertainment?

Take a look at your Netflix homepage. Scroll down, past the banner-sized trailer playing at the top—it’s probably something right up your alley, but don’t get distracted. Look for the row of thumbnails labeled, “Popular on Netflix.” Coincidentally, your new …

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Pros and Cons of Graduate Film School

George Lucas went (to USC). Kathryn Bigelow went (to Columbia). And Ang Lee and Martin Scorsese both went (to NYU). But there are scores of other accomplished directors—including Quentin Tarantino, Christopher Nolan, the Wachowskis, and Miranda July—that never set foot …

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Is Hollywood Ready to Embrace Deepfake Technology?

The making of a deepfake is typically a covert affair, with the creator concealing their identity behind their computer screen or a cyber pseudonym. Not so when producers from British TV network Channel 4 released behind-the-scenes footage of how they’d …

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Everything You Need to Know About Pursuing a Career in Media

After spending my entire career in media, in companies as varied as MTV, Condé Nast, SundanceTV, and Discovery, I am often asked to give advice on how to get into the media business. It usually comes from a passionate, wide-eyed …

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