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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.

Check out The Chronicle’s article about DEMAN Live!

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Upcoming Episodes

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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.

All of the conversations are recorded—scroll down to see the archive.

Episode 4: Tuesday, July 14 at 8pm EST: DEMAN LIVE PRESENTS… DEMAN NY EDITION: JOURNALISM WITH REUTERS

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  • Anna Driver ’88, Reuters News Editor
  • Lewis Krauskopf ’95, Reuters Health Reporter
  • Imani Moise ‘16, Reuters Banks Reporter
  • Moderated by Annika Pergament ’91, Spectrum News NY1, Senior Business Anchor/Co-Anchor

Episode 10: Thursday, July 16 at 8pm EST: SCRIPT TO SCREEN WITH NBC’s GOOD GIRLS

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  • Jenna Bans, Creator/Writer/Executive Producer, Good Girls
  • Lisa Katz ‘95, co-President, Scripted Programming, NBC Entertainment
  • Bill Krebs, co-Showrunner/Executive Producer, Good Girls
  • Retta Sirleaf ’92, actress, Good Girls

Episode 11: Monday, July 20 at 8pm EST: DUKE CREATE & DEMAN LIVE: SOCIAL JUSTICE JOURNALISM WITH REVOLT BLACK NEWS

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  • Deon Graham, VP, Digital, REVOLT TV
  • Cherisse McKenzie, Head of Production, REVOLT TV
  • Moderated by Detavio Samuels ’02, COO, REVOLT TV
  • Eboni K. Williams, Host & Executive Producer, REVOLT BLACK NEWS

Episode 12: Thursday, July 30 at 8pm EST: DUKE CREATE & DEMAN LIVE: CONCEPT TO COMMERCIAL WITH ESPN & MCKINNEY

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  • Jonathan Cude, McKinney, Chief Creative Officer
  • Laura Gentile ‘94, ESPN, Senior Vice President, Marketing
  • Prim Siripipat ’03, ESPN, Former host/anchor
  • And More!
Illustration by Joyce Er '20 (@bluntpencils).

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 Pingyi Zhu '20 (@pingyizhu).

Episode 3: Monday, April 20 at 8pm EST – Late Night, Comedy & Political Satire (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 (@pingyizhu).

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

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

Illustration by Joyce Er '20 (@bluntpencils).

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 Sarah Yu ‘21 (@sarahyusarahyu).

Episode 6: Wednesday, May 13 at 8pm EST – Marketing, Branding & Influencers (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
Great storytelling doesn't have any boundaries
Illustration by Sarah Yu ‘22 (@sarahyusarahyu).

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:

Illustration by Sarah Yu ‘22 (@sarahyusarahyu).

EPISODE 8: THURSDAY, JUNE 18 AT 8PM EST – DUKECREATE & DEMAN LIVE: MARKETING WITH UNIVERSAL PICTURES

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DukeCreate & DEMAN are partnering to offer a new summer Zoom series teaching creative career skills. Our first episode will feature LA-based Duke alumna, Nicole Schlegel ’02, digital marketing director for Universal Pictures. Nicole and her Universal Pictures colleagues will take us behind the scenes of their recent marketing campaign for Trolls World Tour (2020), as well as answer your questions.

  • Nicole Schlegel ’02, Director, Digital Marketing, Universal Pictures
  • Tyler Streuter, Manager, Digital Marketing, Universal Pictures
  • Trevor Shannon, Digital Publicist, Universal Pictures

Episode 9: Thursday, June 25 at 8pm EST – Fine Arts & Fashion (with The Standard, Form Magazine, Nasher Muse & Fuqua’s Luxury Brand and Retail Club)

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Our ninth episode features alumni working in the fine arts and fashion industries, moderated by students in The Standard, FORM Magazine, NASHER Muse & Fuqua’s Luxury Brand and Retail Club in conversation with these extraordinary alumni:

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Career Conversations

Episode 1: Wednesday, June 10 at 5pm EST – From Broadcast to Digital: Mastering Content at the Crossroads of Digital Innovation with Lori Conkling, Fuqua ’99

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Our first episode of DukeNY’s Career Conversations with DEMAN NY is with Global Head of Partnerships at YouTube TV and Google Fiber, Lori Conkling as she discusses the media industry’s pivot from broadcast television to digital content.

Episode 2: Wednesday, June 17 at 5pm EST – Navigating the Worlds of Print and Digital Publishing with Koshie Nartey, T ’02

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Our second episode of DukeNY’s Career Conversations with DEMAN NY features Director of Operations and Engagement at Wirecutter, Koshie Nartey on how to harness the power of engagement to navigate the publishing world.

Episode 3: Wednesday, June 24 at 5pm EST – How to Move Forward in a World of Change  with Sanyin Siang, BSE ’96 MBA ’02

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Our third episode of DukeNY’s Career Conversations with DEMAN NY features Sanyin Siang, Leading C-Suite Coach, Author, Professor, Executive Director of the COLE Center @Duke, and Advisor for Google Ventures, J&J’s JLABs, and Sports Innovation Lab.