Conversations with professionals throughout the entertainment industry. Created as part of a course in the Department of Radio Television and Film in the Moody College of Communication at the University of Texas at Austin.
MIC - Phil Oppenheim - November 2, 201525/02/2016 Duration: 01h19min
Phil Oppenheim, Chief Curator, Comic-Con/Lionsgate SVOD Channel When: Monday, November 2 - 4:30-5:15 p.m. Where: University of Texas at Austin, Austin Texas Phil Oppenheim discussed his experience as a television programmer and SVP of programming for TNT and TBS. He also discussed his new role as Chief Curator for the Comic-Con Subscription-Video-on-Demand service and the challenges and opportunities of choosing content for new online media platforms. Interviewed by: Alisa Perren Podcast produced by: Kyle Wrather
MIC - Jennifer Howell - October 5, 201518/02/2016 Duration: 01h17min
Jennifer Howell - (BS, Radio-TV-Film) Head of Comedy Development, Paramount TV When: Monday, October 5 - 4:30 p.m. Where: The University of Texas at Austin, Department or Radio-Television-Film Jennifer Howell described her experience working with the creators of the comedy show South Park, her work as the head of comedy development at Paramount TV and the step-by-step process of developing television programs.
MIC - Christos Gage and Ruth Fletcher Gage - October 29, 201512/02/2016 Duration: 01h31min
Christos Gage and Ruth Fletcher Gage, Writers, for Netflix's Daredevil Topics of discussion during this Q&A session included their perspectives on writing for different media including broadcast TV (Law & Order: SVU), streaming platforms (Netflix’s Daredevil), video games (Captain America Super Soldier mobile game), comic books (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and beyond. They will also discuss the challenges involved in telling transmedia stories and their recent experiences in publishing a creator-owned comic book, The Lion of Rora. Recorded at the University of Texas at Austin Produced by Kyle Wrather
MIC - Don Stokes - October 26, 201528/01/2016 Duration: 01h09min
Don Stokes, CEO, Post Asylum When: Monday, October 26 - 4:30-5:15 p.m. Where: The University of Texas at Austin Topics of discussion during this Q&A session will include Don Stokes’s decades of both production and postproduction experiences (e.g., editor, sound recordist, still photographer, postproduction manager), his perspective on current media industry opportunities in Dallas and across Texas, and the diverse services offered by postproduction houses such as his, Post Asylum, for which he is both owner and CEO. For more information, visit our site: http://rtf.utexas.edu/mic
MIC - Edwards, Brian - October 19, 201528/01/2016 Duration: 01h14min
Brian Edwards, COO, United Artists Media Group/One Three Media (BS, Journalism) When: Monday, October 19 - 4:30-5:45 p.m. Topics of discussion during this Q&A session included Brian Edwards' career trajectory from his graduation from UT-Austin to his time as an entertainment attorney. We discussed his current work producing both unscripted (Survivor, Shark Tank) and scripted (History Channel mini-series The Bible, the forthcoming feature Ben-Hur) content across a variety of platforms in his role as Chief Operating Officer for Hearst/Mark Burnett joint venture, One Three Media. For more information, visit: http://rtf.utexas.edu/mic
MIC - Chris Lockhart and Julie Richardson - September 28, 201510/01/2016 Duration: 19min
Topics of discussion during this Q&A session included Christopher Lockhart’s career working as a story editor with A-list talent and his insights on screenwriting from his role in reviewing thousands of scripts at a talent agency. Julie Richardson will focus on how she found the screenplay for Collateral and ended up getting it made. Chris and Julie have also collaborated as producers on several projects; they will discuss this process and address alternative ways of getting films made outside the traditional Hollywood model. Recorded at the University of Texas at Austin as a production of the Department of Radio-TV-Film and the Moody College of Communication. For more information visit: rtf.utexas.edu/mic
MIC - Patricia Torres-Burd - October 1, 201515/10/2015 Duration: 01h26min
Topics of discussion during this Q&A session included Patricia Torres-Burd's career trajectory since she graduated from UT’s RTF Department; her responsibilities in developing content, branding, and programming strategies for radio, TV, and new media platforms in Europe, Latin America, and the United States; and the challenges and opportunities involved in working in multiple media markets around the world.