About Media Industry Conversations (MIC)
MIC offers students from UT Austin's Department of Radio-Television-Film (RTF) and the Moody College of Communication opportunities to engage with a wide range of industry professionals to discuss today's evolving media landscape. MIC guests, many of whom are prominent RTF and Moody College alumni, hail from Texas, Los Angeles, New York and beyond.
Each fall semester, MIC sessions are a component of RTF 347P, The Business of Hollywood, taught by media studies professor Alisa Perren. A limited number of MIC sessions also are scheduled each spring semester. Keep an eye on this webpage and on our Twitter feed (@RTFMIC) for updates about upcoming guests as well as new podcasts.
MIC is generously supported by both RTF and the Moody College of Communication. Assistance with guest coordination is provided by screenwriting professor Cindy McCreery.
Selected MIC sessions are recorded and published as podcasts, available for free on SoundCloud. The Fall 2020 sessions are going virtual!
Primary Course Instructor and MIC Organizer: Alisa Perren
Faculty Collaborator: Cindy McCreery
Coordinating Assistants: Lesley Willard, Kate Cronin
Teaching Assistants: Alex Remington, Brett Siegel
Guest Support Assistant: Ben Harizman
For general questions regarding the course or Media Industry Conversations, please contact Alisa Perren at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Past Guest Archive
For a listing of guests from previous semesters, see our archives.