Penn Film & Media Pioneers II

Saturday, October 25, 2008 - 11:00am

 

Learn about cutting edge research.

See examples of student and faculty films.

Hear from recent graduates who are pursuing media careers.

Discuss the current state of the film and media industry with filmmakers, talent agents, and other industry leaders.

 

The Penn Film & Media Pioneers II symposium will offer discussions of up-to-date research, current film and media projects, and speculations on what the cinema industry of the future might look like. The symposium brings together students and faculty with some of Penn’s most successful alumni and parents in the entertainment industry. It will be a day of dialogue that aims to look beyond the horizon of today and imagine the shape of media education tomorrow.

 

9:00 am

Opening Remarks

Karen Beckman

History of Art and Cinema Studies, University of Pennsylvania

 

9:30 - 10:50 am

World Cinema

James Fiumara (Moderator)

English, University of Pennsylvania

Andrew Carl

College of Arts and Sciences, University of Pennsylvania

Meta Mazaj

Cinema Studies, University of Pennsylvania

Timothy Corrigan

English and Cinema Studies, University of Pennsylvania

Lorraine Carrady Quinn

Caribbean Cinemas

 

11:00 am - 12:20 pm

Theory and Practice

Ellen Scott (Moderator)

Cinema Studies, University of Pennsylvania

Sara Gold

College of Arts and Sciences, University of Pennsylvania

Lindsay Fullerton

Communication, Northwestern University

Karen Beckman

History of Art and Cinema Studies, University of Pennsylvania

Joshua Mosley

Fine Arts, University of Pennsylvania

Wendy Steiner

English, University of Pennsylvania

 

12:30 - 2:15 pm

Cinema Studies Reception

 

2:30 - 3:50 pm

Policy and Politics

Rebecca Sheehan (Moderator)

English, Haverford College

Jean Lee

College of Arts and Sciences, University of Pennsylvania

Peter Decherney

English and Cinema Studies, University of Pennsylvania

Regina Austin

Law, University of Pennsylvania

John L. Jackson, Jr.

Anthropology and Communications, University of Pennsylvania

 

4:00 - 5:20 pm

Talent in the Amateur Age

Peter Decherney (Moderator)

English and Cinema Studies, University of Pennsylvania

Jonathan Retseck

International Creative Management

Jon Levin

Creative Artists Agency

Jon Avnet

Filmmaker

 

 

Learn about cutting edge research.

See examples of student and faculty films.

Hear from recent graduates who are pursuing media careers.

Discuss the current state of the film and media industry with filmmakers, talent agents, and other industry leaders.

 

The Penn Film & Media Pioneers II symposium will offer discussions of up-to-date research, current film and media projects, and speculations on what the cinema industry of the future might look like. The symposium brings together students and faculty with some of Penn’s most successful alumni and parents in the entertainment industry. It will be a day of dialogue that aims to look beyond the horizon of today and imagine the shape of media education tomorrow.

 

9:00 am

Opening Remarks

Karen Beckman

History of Art and Cinema Studies, University of Pennsylvania

 

9:30 - 10:50 am

World Cinema

James Fiumara (Moderator)

English, University of Pennsylvania

Andrew Carl

College of Arts and Sciences, University of Pennsylvania

Meta Mazaj

Cinema Studies, University of Pennsylvania

Timothy Corrigan

English and Cinema Studies, University of Pennsylvania

Lorraine Carrady Quinn

Caribbean Cinemas

 

11:00 am - 12:20 pm

Theory and Practice

Ellen Scott (Moderator)

Cinema Studies, University of Pennsylvania

Sara Gold

College of Arts and Sciences, University of Pennsylvania

Lindsay Fullerton

Communication, Northwestern University

Karen Beckman

History of Art and Cinema Studies, University of Pennsylvania

Joshua Mosley

Fine Arts, University of Pennsylvania

Wendy Steiner

English, University of Pennsylvania

 

12:30 - 2:15 pm

Cinema Studies Reception

 

2:30 - 3:50 pm

Policy and Politics

Rebecca Sheehan (Moderator)

English, Haverford College

Jean Lee

College of Arts and Sciences, University of Pennsylvania

Peter Decherney

English and Cinema Studies, University of Pennsylvania

Regina Austin

Law, University of Pennsylvania

John L. Jackson, Jr.

Anthropology and Communications, University of Pennsylvania

 

4:00 - 5:20 pm

Talent in the Amateur Age

Peter Decherney (Moderator)

English and Cinema Studies, University of Pennsylvania

Jonathan Retseck

International Creative Management

Jon Levin

Creative Artists Agency

Jon Avnet

Filmmaker

 

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