If you spend any time in the vicinity of Hollywood, you’re likely to hear about Wesleyan’s important role in the entertainment industry. Almost immediately after my appointment as president, I began hearing how our alumni “dominate the industry.” That may be an overstatement, but it is very clear that Wes folks wind up working at very high levels in all sectors of film and television.
The College of Film and the Moving Image sponsors many events to help students understand how they can use their education as a resource for careers in entertainment. And this summer, we are sponsoring a workshop at the American Film Institute (AFI) in Los Angeles for those wanting to learn more about the craft of TV writing. Led by Ed Decter, who has a LONG list of credits over many years, the workshop is for advanced students or recent grads who want a professional orientation to television writing.
C-Film has recently launched a podcast series, and the first interview is with Ed Decter. You can listen to it here.
You can find out more information about the workshop by contacting Scott Higgins, Chair of the College of Film and the Moving Image.