Launching Your Career Panel (Screenwriters & Agents) - Sept 12, 2022

Launching Your Career Panel (Screenwriter & Agent)

When: Monday, September 12, 2022 - 5:00-6:15 pm CT

Please join us for a Q&A session where Jim Ehrich (literary agent, Rothman Brecher Ehrich Livingston) and Cindy McCreery (RTF faculty member, Honey Girls) discuss their career trajectories, the scope of their work, and their views on the current state of the media industries.

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Speaker Biographies 

Jim Ehrich (literary agent, Rothman Brecher Ehrich Livingston)

Jim Ehrich started his career at boutique management company Hofflund/Polone, where he rose from receptionist to manager. While at Hofflund/Polone, he worked with both feature and television writers and directors. After Hofflund/Polone, he joined Writers & Artists Agency as a literary agent, where he specialized in crossing over playwrights into the feature business. Jim joined The Rothman Agency in 2003 as a literary agent and later became a partner in the agency. He works in film, television and IP representing both writers and directors.


Cindy McCreery (RTF associate professor & screenwriting area head, Honey Girls)

Cindy McCreery was a Walt Disney/ABC Feature Writing Fellow and has since sold feature and television projects to New Line Cinema, Walt Disney Studios, Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon, National Geographic Films, Warner Brothers, MGM, Branded Entertainment, Lionsgate, SyFy Channel, Disney Channel, NBC, TNT, Televisa USA, Universal Television and AMC’s Shudder. Most recently she has produced the fictional podcast, Quaranteen’d, and just finished writing a feature film for Sony Pictures called The Honey Girls. Cindy lives in Austin, Texas with her husband Paul McCreery and their two children Charlie and Finn. She's a member of The Writer's Guild of America and is an Associate Professor and the Screenwriting Area Head at The University of Texas at Austin in The Department of Radio-TV-Film.

Fall 2022 MIC Speakers

Aug. 29 - Launching Your Career, Corporate Side (Panel)

Guests include Ben Harizman (Assistant, William Morris Endeavor), Daniel Tuggle (Chief of Staff, Moment), Hemrani Vyas (Assistant Manager of Programming, TCM), and Rachel Wang (Project Artemis, Office Production Assistant, Apple Studios).
5:00–6:15 pm CT

Sept. 9 - Robert Iger

Retired Chairman and CEO, The Walt Disney Company

Sept. 12 - Launching Your Career, Screenwriter & Agent

Jim Ehrich (literary agent, Rothman Brecher Ehrich Livingston) & Cindy McCreery (RTF faculty member, Honey Girls)
5:00–6:15 pm CT

Sept. 19 - Dr. Thomas Schatz

Professor Emeritus, University of Texas at Austin
5:00–6:15 pm CT

Sept. 26 - Akilah Green

Writer-Producer, A Black Lady Sketch Show
5:00–6:15 pm CT

Oct. 3 - Andrew Wang

Head of Development & Production, Juvee Productions
5:00–6:15 pm CT

Oct. 10 - Jordan Levin

General Manager, Rooster Teeth
5:00–6:15 pm CT

Oct. 17 - Johannes Larcher

Head of HBO Max Global
5:00–6:15 pm CT

Oct. 24 - Barry Dale Johnson

Senior Vice President, National Publicity, Fox Searchlight
5:00–6:15 pm CT

Oct. 31 - Lucy Huang

Senior Production Executive, Amazon Studios
5:00–6:15 pm CT

Nov. 7 - Elaine Frontain Bryant

Executive Vice President & Head of Programming, A&E
5:00–6:15 pm CT

Nov. 14 - Entertainment Law (panel)

PJ Shapiro & Greg Slewett (attorneys and partners, Johnson Shapiro Slewett Cole)
5:00–6:15 pm CT

Nov. 28 - Michelle Trujillo McKibben

Manager, Original Series Post Production at Netflix
5:00–6:15 pm CT