Media Industry Conversations Podcast

Synopsis

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.

Episodes

  • MIC - Raymond Mansfield, Executive Producer, Get Out Producer, BlacKkKlansman - April 23, 2018

    MIC - Raymond Mansfield, Executive Producer, Get Out; Producer, BlacKkKlansman - April 23, 2018

    07/08/2018 Duration: 01h19min

    Ray Mansfield's (RTF BS, '00)discusses his career trajectory, his roles and responsibilities as Partner for QC Entertainment, and his views on the current state of film financing, production, and distribution. Who: Raymond Mansfield — Partner, QC Entertainment; Executive Producer, Get Out (2017); Producer, BlacKkKlansman (2018) When: Monday, April 23, 2018 - 3-4:15 p.m. Where: BMC 5.208, University of Texas at Austin Host: Micah Barber Producer: Kyle Wrather

  • MIC - Hall Hood, Studio Lead Writer, BioWare - Nov. 27, 2017

    MIC - Hall Hood, Studio Lead Writer, BioWare - Nov. 27, 2017

    31/01/2018 Duration: 01h14min

    We discuss Hall Hood's career trajectory since his time as an RTF major, his roles and responsibilities as studio lead writer at BioWare, and his views on the current state of the video game industry. Who: Hall Hood, Studio Lead Writer, BioWare When: Monday, November 27, 2017 - 6 - 7:15 p.m. Where: CMA 2.306, University of Texas at Austin Host: Alisa Perren Producer: Kyle Wrather

  • MIC - Luke Pebler, Editor/Post at Detour Films - Nov. 20, 2017

    MIC - Luke Pebler, Editor/Post at Detour Films - Nov. 20, 2017

    24/01/2018 Duration: 01h12min

    We discuss Luke Pebler’s career trajectory, his roles and responsibilities as an editor at Detour Films, and his views on the current state of media industries. Luke Pebler, Editor/Post-production at Detour Films When: Monday, November 20, 2017 - 6 - 7:15 p.m. Where: CMA 2.306, University of Texas at Austin Host: Alisa Perren Producer: Kyle Wrather

  • MIC - Andrew Wang, Head of TV, Development and Production, JuVee Productions - Nov. 13, 2017

    MIC - Andrew Wang, Head of TV, Development and Production, JuVee Productions - Nov. 13, 2017

    17/01/2018 Duration: 01h04min

    We discuss Andrew Wang's career trajectory since his time as an RTF major, his roles and responsibilities as Head of TV Development and Production at JuVee Productions, and his views on the current state of television industry. Andrew Wang, Head of TV, Development and Production, JuVee Productions When: Monday, November 13, 2017 - 6 - 7:15 p.m. Where: CMA 2.306, University of Texas at Austin Host; Alisa Perren Producer: Kyle Wrather

  • MIC - Gaylyn Fraiche, Vice President of Movies, Mar Vista Entertainment - Nov. 6, 2017

    MIC - Gaylyn Fraiche, Vice President of Movies, Mar Vista Entertainment - Nov. 6, 2017

    19/12/2017 Duration: 01h11min

    We discuss Gaylyn Fraiche’s career trajectory since her time as an RTF major, her roles and responsibilities as Vice President for Movies at MarVista Entertainment, and her views on the current state of the film and TV industries. Gaylyn Fraiche, Vice President of Movies, Mar Vista Entertainment When: Monday, November 6, 2017 - 6 - 7:15 p.m. Where: CMA 2.306, University of Texas at Austin, USA Host: Alisa Perren Producer: Kyle Wrather

  • MIC - Felicia Henderson, Writer/Producer/Showrunner (The Quad), Writer (Marvels The Punisher)

    MIC - Felicia Henderson, Writer/Producer/Showrunner (The Quad), Writer (Marvel's The Punisher)

    11/12/2017 Duration: 01h02min

    Topics of discussion during this Q&A session include Felicia Henderson’s career trajectory from her time as a publicist to her time as a staff writer for shows on The WB up through her present experience as co-creator and Executive Producer for an acclaimed BET series, The Quad; her perspectives on the craft of writing for film, television, comic books, and more; and what it’s like to work in a contemporary writers’ room. Who: Felicia D. Henderson, Producer, Writer, Director, Assistant Professor, UT Austin When: Monday, September 25, 2017 - 6 - 7:15 p.m. Where: CMA 2.306, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas USA Host: Alisa Perren Producer: Kyle Wrather

  • MIC - Jordan Levin, CEO of Awesomeness TV - Oct. 30, 2017

    MIC - Jordan Levin, CEO of Awesomeness TV - Oct. 30, 2017

    04/12/2017 Duration: 01h12min

    Topics of discussion during this Q&A session include Jordan Levin's career trajectory since his time as an RTF major as well as his current roles and responsibilities in his position as CEO of the multi-platform media company, Awesomeness. The conversation will also address the growing role of new media companies and multichannel networks, the new ways media talent is developed and discovered, and how emerging platforms are impacting the larger media landscape. Guest: Jordan Levin, CEO, Awesomeness When: Monday, October 30, 2017 - 6 - 7:15 p.m. Where: CMA 2.306 (Seating is first come, first served.) Host: Alisa Perren Producer: Kyle Wrather

  • MIC - Noah Hawley, Writer/Producer/Director for FXs FARGO and LEGION - Oct. 16, 2017

    MIC - Noah Hawley, Writer/Producer/Director for FX's FARGO and LEGION - Oct. 16, 2017

    28/11/2017 Duration: 01h19min

    Topics of discussion during this Q&A session include Noah Hawley's history and career as an executive producer, writer, and showrunner. He will discuss his work on several acclaimed television series including Bones, Legion, and the FX limited series Fargo. He will also address how economics and technology have impacted TV’s production and storytelling practices. Noah Hawley, Television Producer/Writer (FX's Fargo, Legion) When: Monday, October 16, 2017 - 6 - 7:15 p.m. Where: CMA 2.306, The University of Texas at Austin, USA Host: Alisa Perren Producer: Kyle Wrather

  • MIC - Luis Ribeiro, Managing Partner, LOBO design and animation studio - Oct 9, 2017

    MIC - Luis Ribeiro, Managing Partner, LOBO design and animation studio - Oct 9, 2017

    20/11/2017 Duration: 58min

    Topics of discussion during this Q&A session include Luis Ribeiro's career trajectory from his time as an RTF major to his current role as Managing Partner/EP for LOBO post-production in New York City. The conversation will address how post-production and design companies like LOBO collaborate with creators for animation, VFX, 3D, and more along with his experiences connecting Brazilian and U.S. advertising companies. Who: Luis Ribeiro, Managing Partner/EP LOBO post-production When: Monday, October 9, 2017 - 6 - 7:15 p.m. Where: CMA 2.306, University of Texas at Austin, USA Host: Alisa Perren Producer: Kyle Wrather

  • MIC - Hugh Forrest, Chief Programming Officer, SXSW - October 2, 2017

    MIC - Hugh Forrest, Chief Programming Officer, SXSW - October 2, 2017

    13/11/2017 Duration: 01h12min

    Topics of discussion during this Q&A session include Hugh Forrest's career trajectory and current role as Chief Programming Officer for South by Southwest (SXSW), an annual gathering of music, technology and media voices and organizations. He will discuss the role of tech and media in Austin, organizing for an internationally-renowned festival and how SXSW has grown and connects to other parts of the media industries. Hugh Forrest is the Chief Programming Officer, SXSW When: Monday, October 2, 2017 - 6 - 7:15 p.m. Where: CMA 2.306 (Seating is first come, first served.) Moderator: Alisa Perren Producer: Kyle Wrather

  • MIC - Caroline Frick, Founder of the Texas Archive of the Moving Image - Sept. 18, 2017

    MIC - Caroline Frick, Founder of the Texas Archive of the Moving Image - Sept. 18, 2017

    27/10/2017 Duration: 01h12min

    Topics of discussion during this Q&A session include Caroline Frick’s diverse experiences with media archiving and preservation, film licensing, and television programming for organizations as varied as American Movie Classics, Warner Bros., The George Eastman House, the Library of Congress, and, currently, the Texas Archive of the Moving Image. Caroline Frick, Founder, Texas Archive of the Moving Image, Associate Professor, UT Austin When: Monday, September 18, 2017 - 6 - 7:15 p.m. Where: CMA 2.306, University of Texas at Austin Host: Alisa Perren Producer: Kyle Wrather

  • MIC - Owen Shiflett - April 27, 2017

    MIC - Owen Shiflett - April 27, 2017

    15/09/2017 Duration: 01h10min

    Owen Shiflett, (BS, Radio-TV-Film), VP, Development for Sundance Now and Shudder at AMC Networks When: Thursday, April 27 - 3:30-4:45 p.m. Where: Belo Center for New Media (BMC) 5.208 (Seating is first come, first served.) Topics of discussion during this Q&A session include Owen Shiflett’s career trajectory from his time as a student in RTF at UT-Austin, as well as his experience developing and producing television shows, and managing a streaming platform for AMC. Department of Radio Television and Film, Moody College of Communication, The University of Texas at Austin Host: Alisa Perren Producer: Kyle Wrather

  • MIC - Jessica Chou and Britta Lundin - March 30, 2017

    MIC - Jessica Chou and Britta Lundin - March 30, 2017

    08/09/2017 Duration: 01h18min

    Jessica Chou (MFA, Screenwriting), TV writer, CW's No Tomorrow Britta Lundin (MFA, Production), TV writer, CW’s Riverdale When: Thursday, March 30 - 3:30-4:45 p.m. Where: Belo Center for New Media (BMC) 5.208 (Seating is first come, first served.) Chou and Lundin will discuss their career trajectories from the time they received their degrees in the Department of Radio-TV-Film at UT-Austin up to their current employment as writers on prime-time television series. They will also share their thoughts on the current state of the media industries and offer advice to students hoping to pursue careers in television. Host: Cindy McCreery Producer: Kyle Wrather

  • MIC - David W. Higgins - February 21, 2017

    MIC - David W. Higgins - February 21, 2017

    01/09/2017 Duration: 01h13min

    When: Tuesday, February 21 - 3:30-4:45 p.m. Where: Belo Center for New Media (BMC) 5.208 (Seating is first come, first served.) Topics of discussion during this Q&A session include David W. Higgins’s career trajectory from his time as a student in RTF at UT-Austin, his perspectives on the craft and career of writing, as well as his experience producing for film. Host: Micah Barber Producer: Kyle Wrather

  • MIC - Philip Levens - November 10, 2016

    MIC - Philip Levens - November 10, 2016

    17/02/2017 Duration: 43min

    When: Thursday, November 10 - 3:30-5 p.m. Where: Belo Center for New Media (BMC) 5.208 (Seating is first come, first served.) Topics of discussion during this Q&A session include Philip Levens' career trajectory, his experiences writing and producing sci-fi and fantasy television, his thoughts on the exponential boom in popularity of superhero and science fiction media, and his perspectives on the changing landscape of television and media. Host: Alisa Perren Producer: Kyle Wrather

  • MIC - Lev Spiro - October 10, 2016

    MIC - Lev Spiro - October 10, 2016

    24/10/2016 Duration: 01h17min

    Lev Spiro holds a masters degree in film from the Radio-TV-Film Department at the University of Texas at Austin. He's an award winning director of TV and film who has been recognized for his work on celebrated television shows including 'Arrested Development,' 'Modern Family,' 'Weeds,' and many others. He discussed his career path in Hollywood as well as his thoughts on the changing business of making television. The event took place at the University of Texas at Austin on October 10, 2016. Host: Alisa Perren Producer/Editor: Kyle Wrather

  • MIC - Todd Nienkerk and Aaron Staunsh - November 30, 2015

    MIC - Todd Nienkerk and Aaron Staunsh - November 30, 2015

    04/05/2016 Duration: 01h19min

    Todd Nienkerk, (BS, Radio-TV-Film) and Aaron Staunsh (BS, Advertising) are partners with the Austin, Texas-based web design and publishing company Four Kitchens. Their company has produced websites and interactive online spaces for a wide variety of companies in and around the media industry including Entertainment Weekly, NBC, and TWiT.tv. The event took place at the University of Texas at Austin on November 30, 2015. Host: Alisa Perren Producer/Editor: Kyle Wrather

  • MIC - Jared Hoffman - November 23, 2015

    MIC - Jared Hoffman - November 23, 2015

    23/04/2016 Duration: 01h15min

    Jared Hoffman (BS, Radio-TV-Film) is the President of Generate, an online content and talent management company. He worked for years as an agent for CAA and the SVP of Video Programming for Defy Media. Hoffman spoke at the University of Texas at Austin on November 23, 2016 Host: Alisa Perren Producer and Editor: Kyle Wrather

  • MIC - Tim League - November 9, 2015

    MIC - Tim League - November 9, 2015

    18/04/2016 Duration: 01h15min

    This weeks' episode features Tim League, co-founder of the Alamo Drafthouse, a chain of theaters which combines film nostalgia, special events, and food. He's also a creator of Drafthouse Films, a film distribution company and the director of Fantastic Fest a genre movie festival in Austin, Texas. League discusses the creation of the Drafthouse as well as his own thoughts on the media ecosystem. Recorded on November 9, 2015 at the University of Texas at Austin. Host: Alisa Perren Producer and Editor: Kyle Wrather

  • MIC - Hullum, Matt - November 16, 2016

    MIC - Hullum, Matt - November 16, 2016

    02/04/2016 Duration: 01h15min

    Matt Hullum, CEO, Rooster Teeth (BS, Radio-TV-Film) Hullum discussed his experience developing and managing the popular online video and content MCN Rooster Teeth as well as his experiences at the University of Texas at Austin. Recorded at the University of Texas at Austin, Host: Alisa Perren Producer and editor: Kyle Wrather

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