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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Wanted: Fall Interns @ Center for Communication

The Center for Communication hosts regular seminars and includes a host of “inside the industry” info to assist in your professional development.

Fall Interns are needed for the Programs and Events areas! Apply NOW; send cover letter and resume to info@cencom.org.

To learn more, visit Center for Communication. Check the site often for a wide range of symposiums, including behind the scenes tours and sit downs with favorite TV anchors, producers, filmmakers and communications leaders. Panelists offer candid, real-world advice; advance registration is required for ALL EVENTS. The behind the scenes tours are for small groups and fill up fast, since they’re open to students from universities throughout the tri-state area.

: Center for Communication

Fall 2008 Schedule

Below is a sneak peek of what the Center for Communication has in the works. The complete schedule will be posted online (www.cencom.org) in the coming weeks. Registration is required for all events. As of now, here a few of the featured media luminaries:

Join us for an evening with multi-talented actor / writer / director / producer Michael Imperioli. Perhaps best-known as Christopher on The Sopranos, Imperioli runs Theatre Dante in Chelsea where he and his group present cutting-edge productions featuring actors from film and television. His credits include: Actor: Goodfellas, Jungle Fever, Household Saints, Girl 6, Summer of Sam, Bad Boys, Last Man Standing, The Sopranos. TV writer: episodes of The Sopranos. Director: episodes of The Sopranos: Screenwriter: Summer of Sam. Michael appears "in conversation" with New York Post theater columnist Michael Reidel on Tuesday, September 30, at 6:30 p.m., Cantor Film Center, NYU, 36 East 8th Street, NYC.

NEW SPEAKERS!! If you have always wanted to work at a magazine, be sure to join us for Magazines: Survival of the Fittest. We will take a look at one of the most successful genres out there -- health and fitness. Learn how they continue to thrive despite the advertising drain caused by the Internet. You will hear from Shape editor-in-chief, Valerie Latona; Rodale VP and brand editor for Men's Health, Bill Stump; publisher of Runner's World and Running Times, Chris Lambiase; executive editor at Self, Dana Points; and our moderator, Portfolio.com media reporter, Jeff Bercovici. Thursday, October 2, at 6:30 p.m., at the Newman Conference Center, Baruch College, 151 E. 25th St. Presented with Rodale.

Meet novelist and screenwriter Richard Price who recently published the highly-acclaimed Lush Life, garnering the most glowing reviews for a novel in years in the New York Times, New York Review of Books, and Washington Post, to name but a few. Price joins us at NYU to explore the process of turning a novel into a screenplay. Several of his books have become successful movies over the past 21 years, including: Samaritan, The Wanderers, Freedomland, and Clockers. His screenplays credits include: Ransom, Clockers, Night and the City, Shaft, Sea of Love - and he co-wrote HBO's mega-hit series, The Wire. Tuesday, October 14, at 6:30 p.m., NYU's Kimmel Center.

Students only! Sign up for our on-location trip to Barneys to meet with Simon Doonan, creative director for Barneys New York and bestselling author of Wacky Chicks; Confessions of a Window Dresser and the recently-published Eccentric Glamour: Creating an Insanely More Fabulous You. Doonan also pens the "Simon Says" column for The New York Observer and is a regular contributor of observations and opinions to myriad other publications and cable TV, such as VH1, Bravo and Full Frontal Fashion. Undergraduate students are invited to join at Barneys where we will meet with Mr. Doonan to hear frank and realistic advice on breaking into the fashion world. Space is limited, sign up now. Wednesday, October 15, at 4:00 p.m. Students -- Register by September 30th for the chance to win a signed copy of Eccentric Glamour!

NEW EVENT!! With box office hits like Ratatouille, Happy Feet and Wall-E animation is more popular that ever. To find out more about this ever-expanding genre that continues to create some of the most talked about box office hits, join our panel of animation pros, including Hornet Inc.'s Michael Feder, Blue Sky Studio's Michael Travers, and Curious Pictures' Dominie Mahl for a conversation on The Art and Science of Animation, moderated by New York Institute of Technology's Peter Voci. Thursday, October 16, at 6:30 p.m., New York Institute of Technology.

Jim Louderback, CEO, Revision3 Corp. talks about a growing phenomenon: Video on the Web. Revision3 is a San Francisco-based Internet television network that creates, produces and distributes video shows on a wide range of niche topics. The shows are distributed directly through www.revision3.com and a wide range of platforms. With more than 20 years experience in consulting, technology, computers and media, Louderback has pioneered many significant new innovations. Join us to learn everything you always wanted to know about Web TV. Wednesday, November 5, at 6:30 p.m., New York Institute of Technology, 16 West 61st Street, 11th Floor.

NEW EVENT!! Children's Media: Sesame Street Turns 40. Learn the secrets of one the longest-running TV shows in history and one of the most highly-regarded educational shows for children in the world, now seen in 120 countries. Don't miss this evening at The Apollo when the Center for Communication and The Mayor's Office for Film, Broadcasting and Theatre join together to celebrate Sesame Street and present executive producer Carol-Lynn Parente; research director Dr. Rosemarie Truglio; writer/ puppeteer/director Joey Mazzarino; performer for Elmo/producer/director, Emmy- winner Kevin Clash; performer for Maria and Emmy-winning writer Sonia Manzano. Moderated by Katherine Oliver, Commissioner for the Mayor's Office of Film, Broadcasting and Theatre. Tuesday, November 18, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Apollo Theater.

Video Games. With over 30 gaming companies now located in New York, the city is fast becoming a hub for the industry - and this multi-billion dollar just keeps growing. Join us to hear from Wade Tinney, founder, producer and designer of Large Animal Games (largeanimal.com), when he and other leading games creators appears talk about Video Games, The Next Level (working title). Large Animal Games was founded in 2001 by partners Wade and his partner Josh Welber, who have built a team of artists, programmers, game designers, musicians and producers to create games of all genres, including puzzle games, celebrity name games, role-playing games, action games and word games. The event will be moderated by game developer and managing editor of Gamasutra, Jill Duffy, and Rebel Monkey's co-founder, Nick Fortuga will also speak. (Other speakers, TBA.) Wednesday, November 19, HBO Theater, 1100 Ave. of the Americas.

Another topic we will be covering this fall is: The End of Advertising (As We Know It). In December, the Center will also be presenting Composing for Film and Mastering Special FX in the Digital Age in Los Angeles.

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