2017 Media Career Kickstarter | Department of Media Arts
March 9, 2017

2017 Media Career Kickstarter

Plan to take part in the Department of Media Arts Career Kickstarter on Friday, March 24, 2017.Career Kickstarter -- Friday, March 24, 2017

From 10 a.m. until 10:45 a.m., RTFP 184 will be the place for a panel of media professionals talking about "Your Career -- Your Future." The panelists will be:

  • David Hershey, vice president of creative services at CBS 11 (KTVT)
  • Dee Evans, an independent contractor on films
  • Dan Balla, president of the radio station group Falls Media
  • Robert Garcia*, news operations manager at KXXV-TV (ABC affiliate)
  • Brian Curtis, an anchor/reporter at NBC 5 (KXAS)
  • Mark Schectman*, radio personality and host of "The Local Ticket with DJ Mark" on KTCK The Ticket (1310 AM / 96.7 FM)

Then from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., the RTFP downstairs lobby will be filled with tables for timed (20 minutes), small group one-on-one discussions with:

  • Katie Dunn, a showrunner and director at AMS Pictures
  • Christa Morris, a producer at AMS Pictures
  • Miguel Angel Villegas, creative services director at Azteca Dallas 55
  • Kerri Navarro, from Black Irish Girl Productions and president of the Dallas Producers Association
  • David Hershey, vice president of creative services at CBS 11 (KTVT)
  • Michelle Zapata, senior content coordinator with the Dallas Cowboys
  • Justin Brumit*, event presentation coordinator with the Dallas Cowboys
  • Dee Evans, an independent contractor on films
  • Dan Balla, president of the radio station group Falls Media
  • Norma Garcia, an anchor/reporter with NBC 5 and Telemundo
  • Sharon Fjordbak, an attorney focused on media law and entrepreneurships
  • Saul Garza*, a reporter with Fox 4 (KDFW)
  • Kevin Jenkins, vice president of sales with KKDA / KRNB
  • Joe Terrel, an anchor and assistant news direcctor with KLTV 7 (Raycom)
  • Blane Skiles*, digital marketing manager with KSLA News 12 (Raycom)
  • Robert Garcia*, news operations manager at KXXV-TV (ABC affiliate)
  • Brian Curtis, an anchor/reporter at NBC 5 (KXAS)
  • Enrique Teutelo, a news anchor/reporter with NBC 5 and Telemundo
  • Manny Alcala*, executive producer with Quin Mathews Films
  • Daisy Avalos*, producer with Quin Mathews Films
  • Dan Halyburton, public affairs with Red Cross DFW
  • Matt Fields*, video production/broadcast engineer with Texas Legends Basketball
  • Mark Schectman*, radio personality and host of "The Local Ticket with DJ Mark" on KTCK The Ticket (1310 AM / 96.7 FM)
  • Bernadette Valles*, director of marketing and creative services with Univision Communications, Inc.
  • Rachel Grimes, assistant director of outreach with the UNT Student Money Management Center
  • Taylor Lindholm*, digital media sales strategist with WFAA Media (TEGNA)
  • Matt Ginn, director of new business with WFAA Media (TEGNA)
  • Jerry Cadigan, production manager with WFAA-TV
  • Or Moyal*, managing editor of sports content with WFAA-TV
  • Ryan Schorman*, president/owner of Wooden Camera
  • Amy Bishop*, director of marketing and promotions, and on-air host of "At Work with Amy" on WRR
  • Jim Slaughter*, freelance television and remote broadcast professional
  • Chad Matthews, festival and film society director with the Lone Star Film Society

*denotes UNT alumnus

This is not a jobs fair, but an opportunity to meet and talk with media professionals to get new ideas, find out about new careers, and new ways to think about media.