2019 Media Arts Career Kickstarter | Department of Media Arts
March 20, 2019

2019 Media Arts Career Kickstarter

2019 Media Career Kickstarter10 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. -- A panel discussion: "State of the Media" Your Career/Your Future Hear it from the Pros!

11 a.m. - 1p.m. -- Speed Dating/Talking to the experts in small groups at round tables. It's your chance to ask questions and learn about many different opportunities and careers in media.

Scheduled participants include:

  • Kerri Navarro - freelance production
  • Erin Elizabeth Gardner - freelance production
  • Dee Evans - independent contractor on films (Dee Evans Productions)
  • David Hershey - vice president of creative services (CBS 11)
  • Michelle Zapata - senior content coordinator (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Justin Brumit - event presentation coordinator (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Ryan Lenocker - digital signage manager (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Mario Perez - broadcast technician (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Dan Balla - president (Falls Media, LLC)
  • Kevin Jenkins - vice president of sales (KKDA-KRNB)
  • Sharon Fjordbak - media law/entrepreneurship (The Fjordbak Law Firm)
  • Blane Skiles - digital marketing manager (KSLA-TV)
  • Mark Schectman - radio personality (Alt 103.7)
  • Chad Mathews - festival & film society director (Lone Star Film Society)
  • Bernadette Valles - director of marketing and creative services (Univision Communication, Inc.)
  • Ryan Schorman - president/owner (Wooden Camera)
  • Amy Bishop - director of marketing and promotions; on-air host of "At Work with Amy" (WRR Classical 101.1)
  • Bryan Greene - account manager (900lbs)
  • Barak Epstein - film, video equipment and integration consultant (co-founded & operates Oak Cliff Film Fest, chairman of Top Ten Records, and operates the Texas Theater in Oak Cliff)
  • Ashton Campbell - executive producer of "Beyond the Green: North Texas Football" (Fox Sports Southwest)
  • Raquel Amparo - news director (Univision Communications, Inc.)
  • Micah Autry - director (AUME Co.)
  • Melanie Yonks - education and outreach manager (EarthxFilms)
  • Joe Terrel - news director (Gray Media)
  • Marc Fein - news/sports reporter (NBC, ESPN, CNN)
  • John Valle - colorist (Lucky Post)
  • Neil Anderson - junior flame artist (Lucky Post)
  • Chad Gunderson - producer (Out of Order Studios)
  • Chris Juen - visual effects supervisor (Out of Order Studios)
  • Linda Eaddy - festival director (Denton Black Film Festival)
  • Harry Eaddy - festival director (Denton Black Film Festival)
  • Gina Miller - vice president of media & communication (FC Dallas)
  • Brian Curtis - anchor/reporter (NBC 5 Universal/KXAS)
  • Kate McCracken (1820 Productions)
  • Matt Fields - video production/broadcast engineer (Texas Legends Basketball)
  • Jim Slaughter - freelance television and remote broadcast professional
  • Sean Miller - editor (DHD Films)
  • Mark Ferrell - news director (K10-TV)
  • Jerry Cadigan - production manager (WFAA Media - Tenga)
  • Ryan Wood - executive producer (WFAA Media - Tenga)
  • Dan Halyburton - APAT advance public relations team, spokesperson/videographer (American Red Cross)
  • Kasi Brown - account executive (Katz Television)
  • Corbin Rubinson - public affiars officer, public affairs & outreach (City of Dallas / DallasCityNews.net)