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Join us for a webinar designed to offer guidance while addressing the difficulties of finding one’s path to a career in the entertainment industry of today.
This event will be moderated by well-known industry entertainment industry journalist Debra Kaufman, and will feature veteran sound editor Bernard Weiser, the President of Entertainment Industry Professionals Mentoring Alliance (EIPMA) who will be joined by a panel of industry professionals associated with the EIPMA alliance covering a variety of topics including:
- The state of the industry today
- EIPMA: What it is and how it can help you
- Is a career in the industry right for you?
- The array of jobs and where the jobs are today
- The career stories of our panelists
Libraries have always been repositories of information for people, but they have also tried to be places that listened to and understood the needs of their patrons so that they would be able to direct them to the best information resources in both our collections and in the community. These days so much of that need extends to finding information about pursing life and career goals, and in a media town like Burbank, both residents and new arrivals here are trying to understand how to find their way in the entertainment industry. They want to know what education and skills they might need, where the jobs are, and how it all works as far as finding jobs and pursuing a career path. The library is pleased to give you this opportunity to learn more about EIPMA.
EIPMA provides expert guidance to those people seeking meaningful and productive careers in the entertainment industry. They are a coalition of trade groups and professional organizations involved in an array of behind-the-scenes creative, craft and technology roles that support the magic of movies, television shows, music industry production, games and other media such as Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR).
EIPMA professionals formed this group to ensure the continued health and progress of their industry by drawing on the deep experience of their members to nurture the next generation of talent. They act as a source for career information and counseling. serving as a conduit between highly accomplished, working professionals and those aspiring to follow in their footsteps. They do this by disseminating knowledge about the industry through public panels, school programs, media outreach and direct mentorship. EIPMA believes in diversity and is committed to assisting individuals across all races, creeds and economic circumstances.
Join us and find out how EIPMA might be able to help you.
Bernard Weiser is President of EIPMA. He is a professional sound editor with over 38 years of experience in the business and has worked on over 140 feature films and television. He is Vice-President of the Motion Picture Sound Editors, and has earned Emmy nominations for his work on Deadwood: The Movie, True Detective, and Ted Lasso.
Debra Kaufman has covered entertainment technology for the last 32 years, for publications including Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, American Cinematographer, International Cinematographer, and British Cinematographer; her work has also appeared in Wired, The New York Times, and The Los Angeles Times. She currently works with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences and USC’s Entertainment Technology Center.
All those we register for this event will receive an archived copy of the webinar, but we are hoping you can join us for the live event where you can submit questions for our panelists.