January 24, 2022

Script to Screen Seminar Connects Students with Alumni in Hollywood

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Director Jason (J.M.) Harper ’09 addresses students via Zoom during the seminar while Lydia Cornett ’16 moderates. Photo by Angel Gardner

Script to Screen: Tigers in Hollywood, a day-long Wintersession seminar, took place on January 22 in the Donald G. Drapkin Studio at the Lewis Arts complex. The course was organized by the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Associate Director of External Affairs Angel Gardner, Center for Career Development’s Associate Director of Career Advising Tai Yee Ho, and officers of Princeton in Hollywood, Mary Lou Kolbenschlag ’14, Nicholas Ellis ’14, and Benjamin Neumann ’14. Alumni led sessions on career topics such as Acting & Scriptwriting Mini Workshops, a Documentary/Unscripted Info-Session, and two Tiger Leaders Panels, one focused on representation and another featuring writers and producers.

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Actor Mark Feuerstein ’93 leads a workshop for students in the Drapkin Studio during Wintersession. Photo by Angel Gardner

Four alumni returned to campus to lead the sessions, including actor, writer and producer Mark Feuerstein ’93; screenwriter Wes Tooke ’98; documentary filmmaker Lydia Cornett ’16; and actor Tessa Albertson ’20. Additional alumni joined via Zoom, including documentary editor and director Jason (J.M.) Harper ’09, independent talent manager and producer Tina Treadwell ’80; TV agent Adam Harris ’10; writer Shani Am. Moore ’02; writer and producer Rob Greenberg ’84; writer, executive producer and showrunner Albert Kim ’86; and actor and filmmaker Max Maduka ’09. Benjamin Neumann ’14 served as moderator for the panel sessions.

Thirty participants attended the seminar in-person, and more than 70 alumni tuned in via zoom.

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