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Careers in the Entertainment Industry

Friday, March 31, 2023 | 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Bauer Hall, 550/551
6902 Forest Park Pkwy, St. Louis, MO 63130, USA

Join us as Washington University Alumni come together to discuss their experiences within the entertainment industry. All aspects of the business will be discussed, from the creative process of writing and acting, to the nuts and bolts of the business of entertainment, and beyond.

Washington University Alumni, Russell Schwartz, Senior Vice President & Head, Original Programming Business & Legal Affairs at Starz and Barbara Thomas, Actress and former Senior Vice President & CFO of HBO Sports, and Sayed Kashua, Novelist, Creator and Screenwriter of  the TV shows, Arab Labor, The Writer and Madrasa will talk with students about their careers in the entertainment industry, the paths that led them to where they are now and what the future of the industry holds for those just beginning their careers.  They will take questions from the audience as well.

This event is co-sponsored by the Performing Arts Department, Olin Business School - Business of the Arts and Career Services.

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