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Hollywood insiders to give job tips to students

April 11, 2014 3:15 AM
Mary Sparacello msparace@tulane.edu

Ever wonder how to catch a big break in Hollywood? A host of Tulane University alumni and parents who did just that will share their entertainment industry know-how with undergraduates at a panel discussion on Thursday, April 24.

Tulane to Hollywood
Eight panelists will speak from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the Kendall Cram Lecture Lecture Hall in the Lavin-Bernick Center. Matt Rosengart, a 1984 graduate and high-powered L.A. entertainment attorney, will moderate the panel discussion.

Space is limited, and reservations are required. The event is only open to Tulane undergraduates.

“This is another great example of the extraordinary experiences Tulane offers our students to make valuable connections,” says event organizer Byron Kantrow, a 2000 Tulane graduate who works with the Tulane career centers on undergraduate campus programming and employer relations. “Undergraduates who attend this event will have the opportunity to network, get advice and hear stories from successful Tulane graduates and parents.”

The panel includes:

David Lonner, a 1984 graduate, is the founder of Oasis Media Group, a management and production company in Los Angeles.

Chris Petrikin, a 1988 graduate, is chief communications officer at 20th Century Fox Film Corp.

Meryl Poster, a 1986 graduate, is president of television for the Weinstein Co.

Rick Roskin, a 1987 graduate, is a music agent at Creative Artists Agency and represents top musicians.

Dawn Steinberg, a Tulane parent, is executive vice president of talent and casting at Sony Pictures Television.

Jack Sussman, a Tulane parent, is executive vice president of specials, music and live events for CBS.

David Wisnia, who earned his law degree from Tulane in 1999, is executive vice president of business development for CBS.

The panel is one of many Career Wave events that Newcomb-Tulane College offers to undergraduates throughout the year.

Mary Sparacello is a communications specialist in the Office of Development Communications.