Media Industry Conversations
Industry professionals discuss today's evolving media landscape.

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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. Seating for all sessions takes place on a first-come, first-serve basis. 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.

Latest Recordings

Instructors

Primary Course Instructor and MIC Organizer: Alisa Perren
Faculty Collaborator: Cindy McCreery

Coordinating Assistants: Lesley Willard, Kate Cronin

Contact

For general questions regarding the course or Media Industry Conversations, please contact Alisa Perren at aperren@austin.utexas.edu.

Past Guests

For a listing of guests from previous semesters, see our archives.

Fall 2018 MIC Speakers

Sept. 17 - Screenwriting Panel

Guests include Matt Cook (Patriots Day), Tamar Laddy (Pretty Little Liars, RTF Lecturer); Cindy McCreery (Haven, RTF Associate Professor), and Anne Rapp (Cookie's Fortune)
5:00–6:15 pm, BMC 1. 202

Sept. 24 - Felicia D. Henderson

TV writer/producer (The Punisher, The Quad) & RTF Assistant Professor
5:00–6:15 pm, BMC 1. 202

Oct. 1 - Amy Tenbrink

EVP & Assoc. General Counsel, Revenue/Business Dev, at Univision Communications
5:00–6:15 pm, BMC 1. 202

Oct. 8 - Kevin Shivers

WME Music Agent
5:00–6:15 pm, BMC 1. 202

Oct. 15 - Tommy Paul

Director of Original Programming, Marvel TV Studios
5:00–6:15 pm, BMC 1. 202

Oct. 22 - Carrye Glazar

Head of Original Content & Executive Producer, Mighty Coconut
5:00–6:15 pm, BMC 1. 202

Oct. 29 - Angela Cheng Caplan

Literary Manager
5:00–6:15 pm, BMC 1. 202

Nov. 5 - Carl Effenson and Sally Jo Effenson

Producers, Mudbound
5:00–6:15 pm, BMC 1. 202

Nov. 12 - Diana Alvarez

Co-Producer, Hunger Games; Executive Producer, Ocean's 8
5:00–6:15 pm, BMC 1. 202

Nov. 14 - Kyle Davies

President of Domestic Distribution, Paramount Pictures
3:00–4:15 pm-BMC 1. 202

Nov. 19 - Matt Stein

Head of Creative Strategy, Philo
5:00–6:15 pm, BMC 1. 202

Nov. 26 - Chris Berend

Senior Vice President of Global Video at CNN
5:00–6:15 pm, BMC 1. 202

Dec. 3 - ATX TV Festival Panel

Guests include Emily Gipson (Founder/Co. Executive Director), Caitlin McFarland (Founder/Co. Executive Director), and Laura Kincaid (Director of Operations)
5:00–6:15 pm, BMC 1. 202

Dec. 10 - Jordan Levin

Formerly CEO, Awesomeness
5:00–6:15 pm, BMC 1. 202

Spring 2018 MIC Speakers

April 9 - Gloria Fan

VP of Creative Affairs, Fox 21 Television Studios
3-4:15 p.m., BMC 5.102

April 23 - Raymond Mansfield

Partner, QC Entertainment, Executive Producer, Get Out (2017)
3-4:15 p.m., BMC 5.208