Posts tagged Entertainment Media

Entertainment Media Career Forum Panelist: Dana Narens

dn hs

Dana Narens is a 2013 alumna in Communication Studies, now Executive Assistant to the Head of Management at Mosaic Media Group in Los Angeles, CA. Her company represents talent, literary and director clients for TV and film, but is especially prominent in the comedy arena. Prior to joining Mosaic, she worked as an Executive Assistant for TV Literary Agent at Paradigm Agency. Before landing a full-time job, Dana worked at the LA Film Festival as an Assistant to the Event Producers and as the Special Events Coordinator for the 4th No Budget Film Festival. Dana is also currently working part-time as the Special Events Director for the 5th No Budget Film Festival. READ MORE »

Entertainment Media Career Forum Panelist: Erwin Burns

head shot

Erwin Burns is a 2007 alumnus in Communication Studies, now Associate Producer at Harpo Studios in Chicago, IL. Over the last seven years he has produced several reality, documentary, and sports programs for numerous networks. Some of them include the History Channel, CNBC, Big Ten Network, Oprah Winfrey Network, ESPN, CBS, and ABC. Erwin got the chance to expand into film earlier this year, being the production coordinator for an independent movie called Dead Draw. READ MORE »

Entertainment Media Career Forum Panelist: Jacquelyn Ryan


Jacquelyn Ryan is a 2008 alumna in Communication Studies and Screen Arts and Cultures, now Production Coordinator/Assistant to Co-Executive Producer for the television show, Pretty Little Liars in Burbank, CA. After working on various productions in Michigan, Jacquelyn met a production coordinator that asked her to fly to California after working with him.  She’s been working on various television and film productions in California for six years. Now, at Horizon Scripted Television, she is the union production coordinator, similar to the kind of work that Liz Lemon does on 30 Rock – everything. READ MORE »

Entertainment Media Career Forum Panelist: Rachel Sparr

unnamedRachel Sparr is a 2009 alumna in Communication Studies and Screen Arts and Cultures, now executive assistant to the SVP of Comedy Development at ABC Studios in Burbank, CA. ABC Studios works on shows such as Manhattan Love Story and the upcoming musical comedy Galavant, where Rachel’s department oversees the development and production for new pilots across all the broadcast networks. Her first job out of college was a production assistant at Warner Brothers TV, where she assisted several production executives in day-to-day operations for a number of different series such as Gossip Girl and The Vampire Diaries. Presently at ABC Studios, Rachel preforms administrative duties and also reads and provides script coverage for her boss and the larger department.  READ MORE »