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We know that finding a job/internship in all industries during these unprecedented times is confusing and stressful. We are here to help with DEMAN Live—a new Zoom series featuring conversations with alumni working in creative industries to help students and alumni navigate careers and opportunities during this time.

For more job, internship and funding resources, visit the DEMAN Lounge anytime.

Check out The Chronicle’s article about DEMAN Live!

DEMAN Live Schedule

Screen shot from DEMAN Live conversation

Because public links to Zooms invite mischief-makers, we ask that you fill out a brief form so we can send you a link to join. The link will change from session to session, so this step is required each time.

Episode 1: Thursday, April 15 – TV, Film, Docs & Digital (with Duke Independent Film Festival)

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Our first episode features alumni working in TV, film, documentary and digital across the country, moderated by Dave Karger ’95 (NBC Today, Turner Classic Movies) in conversation with these incredible alumni:

  • Robb Chavis ’98 – ABC’s black-ish, Writer/Producer
  • Amy Gravitt ’95 – HBO, Executive VP Comedy Programming
  • Geeta Patel ’98 – The Mindy Project, Fresh off the Boat, Director
  • Chandler Phillips ’18 – Sundance Institute, Assistant
  • Jade Richard-Craven ’15 – Fighting 99th Entertainment, Director of Development
  • Julien Thuan ’97 – United Talent Agency, Partner/Agent
  • Mark Vahradian ’89 – Paramount Studios, Producer
Illustration by Joyce Er '20 (@bluntpencils).

Episode 2: Friday, April 16 – Theater & Performing Arts (with Hoof’n’Horn)

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Our second episode features alumni working in theater and performing arts across the country, moderated by Hoof ‘n’ Horn‘s Adam Beskind ’20 and Shaina Lubliner ’20 with these amazing alumni:

Illustration by Joyce Er '20 (@bluntpencils).

Episode 3: Monday, April 20 at 8pm EST – Late Night, Comedy & Theater (with Inside Joke, DUI & DUU)

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Our third episode features alumni working in late night comedy and political satire across the country, moderated by Inside Joke‘s Chloe McGlynn ’20 and Duke University Improv‘s Teig Hennessy ’20 in conversation with amazing alumni:

Illustration by Pingyi Zhu '20.

Episode 4: Tuesday, April 21 at 8pm EST – Music Industry (with Small Town Records)

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Our fourth episode features alumni working in the music industry across the country, moderated by Small Town Records‘ Ethan Udell ’20 and Mitra Kiciman ’21 in conversation with these remarkable alumni:

Illustration by Pingyi Zhu '20.

Episode 5: Thursday, May 7 at 8pm EST – Pen, Page & Podcast: Journalism/Media Industry (with Duke Chronicle/RECESS)

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Our fifth episode features alumni working in the journalism, creative writing and media industry across the country, moderated by Duke Chronicle/RECESS’s Sarah Derris ’21 and Eva Hong ’21 in conversation with these incredible alumni:

Illustration by Joyce Er '20 (@bluntpencils).

Episode 6: Wednesday, May 13 at 8pm EST – Marketing, Branding & Influencer (With Duke Marketing Club & Fuqua’s Marketing Club )

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Our sixth episode features alumni working in marketing and branding, both creative and strategy, moderated by students in Duke Marketing Club and Fuqua’s Marketing Club, in conversation with these amazing alumni:

  • Ashley Alman ’13, Netflix, Manager, Creative Marketing; formerly HuffPost
  • Bette Ann Fialkov ’07, Lyft Director, Influencer Marketing & Entertainment Events
  • Cassie Goldring ’15, Condé Nast, Manager, Partnerships; formerly The New York Times
  • Ashley Harding ’04, The New York Times, Managing Director, Growth Marketing
  • Samantha Klein ’15, Facebook Client Solutions Manager, Entertainment
  • Timi Lewis ‘95, Lewis Media Company, Principal
  • Drew Neisser ’79, Renegade Founder & CEO
  • Detavio Samuels ‘02, iONE Digital and One Solution, President
  • Emma Welch ‘16, TikTok, Content Partnerships Coordinator

Episode 7: Thursday, May 14 at 8pm EST – Business of Entertainment: Law, Strategy & Finance (With Fuqua’s MES Club, Duke BOW & Duke Law SELS)

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Our seventh episode features alumni working in entertainment business, law, finance and strategy, moderated by students in Fuqua’s MES (Media, Entertainment & Sports) Club, Duke BOW (Business Oriented Women) & Duke Law SELS (Sports & Entertainment Law Society), in conversation with these incredible alumni: