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After graduation, Rachel Meller ’21 will join Merkley + Partners as a Social Coordinator.  After interning with the advertising firm Merkley + Partners last summer, Rachel Meller ’21 leveraged the experience and landed a full time position with the firm as a Social Coordinator. In her new role, Meller will be a liaison for many Merkley + Partners teams,

A new comedy from executive producer Daniel Webb ’13 explores the pratfalls of social media and “going viral.” Eat Wheaties! follows Sid Straw, played by Tony Hale (Arrested Development, Veep), who is asked to plan his college reunion, only to see his life unravel as he tries to prove that he was friends with movie star Elizabeth

Associate Professor of Media and Society Lisa Patti, this year’s Kinghorn Global Fellow, discusses the technological innovations that make global media distribution possible. In “Listening to Global Cinema,” Associate Professor of Media and Society Lisa Patti will share the research she conducted on international filmmaking as the recipient of the 2020-21 John R. and Florence

This month, HWS will host a conversation with Steven Canals, co-creator and co-executive producer of the FX drama series Pose. Steven Canals, a screenwriter and co-creator and co-executive producer of the groundbreaking, critically acclaimed FX series Pose, will join the Hobart and William Smith community for a virtual discussion, titled “Live. Work. POSE!” on Monday,

A new anthology on the celebrated director John Hughes features a chapter by Associate Professor of Media and Society Leah Shafer. Refocus: The Films of John Hughes, a new anthology of essays edited by Timothy Shary and Frances Smith, highlights the career and legacy of John Hughes, whose films include Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club

The Department of Media and Society held a screening of Covid Diaries NYC, an HBO Max documentary featuring animation by Rosemary Colon-Martinez ’21. On Thursday, April 1, the Media and Society Department hosted a viewing of the Covid Diaries NYC, a documentary chronicling the lives of five young filmmakers, ages 17 to 21, who turn their cameras

“I always knew I wanted to work in television, but it wasn’t until I went on a college field trip to ABC that I experienced the true adrenaline rush of a live television environment,” recalls Sarah Kunin ’09. “I was thrilled by the pace of the control room, the energy of production teams and the front row seat to some of the most important stories of our time.”

HWS Trustee Linda D. Arrington ’88 will lead marketing strategy for the company’s commercial banking unit based in New York. HWS Trustee and brand expert Linda Arrington ’88 is returning to her roots in the financial industry as chief marketing officer for JPMorgan Chase’s commercial banking unit, as Adweek reported this month. For the past

Myles Hunt ’11 has authored a children’s book titled J.W. The Deaf Drummer. The story follows J.W., a deaf musician, as he teaches friends how he communicates and lives in a hearing world. Author and creative visionary Myles Hunt ’11 has released his first children’s book, J.W. The Deaf Drummer. The story follows the main

This month, Laura Sydell ’83, former digital culture correspondent for National Public Radio, will discuss her new work in progress, a solo theatre piece at the Bay Area performance space The Marsh. In a new theater piece, Red Meat for the Alt. Right, Laura Sydell ’83, who served as digital culture correspondent for National Public Radio