Category: GEMA, GEMA Event

Title:Students from the Film & Media Studies Program Visit LA and Top Hoyas in Entertainment

Each spring, the Film and Media Studies Program offers graduating seniors a 1-credit experiential course in the study of media industries. In February 2020, FMST seniors participated in a unique immersive learning trip to Los Angeles where they visited a range of sites and met with key figures in the entertainment and media industry, many of them Georgetown alumni.

The course is designed to offer students an opportunity to connect their film and media learning in the classroom with its real world application in the industry, and to understand how these spheres are inextricably linked. The students were accompanied by Dr. Bernie Cook (Cā€™90, Gā€™91), Associate Dean, Director of Film and Media Studies and Sky Sitney, Director of Film and Media Studies.

The Georgetown alumni visited by students included:

  • Ann Sarnoff (B’83), Chairman & CEO, Warner Bros.
  • Blair Rich (C’97), President, Worldwide Marketing, Theatrical and Home Entertainment, Warner Bros. Pictures Group
  • Eddy Yablans (C’88), Partner, ICM Partners
  • Diana Williams (B’89), Executive Vice President, Universe Division, Madison Wells Media
  • Arthur Chan (SFS’07), Vice President, Business and Legal Affairs, Madison Well Media
  • Zack Van Amburg (C’92), Head of Worldwide Video, Apple
  • Jonah Nolan (C’98) and Lisa Joy, Kilter Films
  • Brit Marling (C’05) and Zal Batmanglij (C’02), The OA; The East; Sound of My Voice

And Georgetown parents:

  • David McGuire (P’22), Executive in Charge, Ellen Show
  • Judy Hofflund (P’14, P’17), Producer, Murder on the Orient Express, Artemis Fowl
  • Tom Hansen (P’14, P’17), Entertainment Attorney
The Film and Media Studies students with Brit, Zal and Dean Bernie Cook