Alumni Panel: Careers Outside Academia

Friday, November 22, 6:00 pm
Michelson Theater, 721 Broadway, 6th Floor

Join us in welcoming back a panel of Cinema Studies alums who will talk about their career paths outside academia.

Pizza and refreshments will be served.

Frankie Chiapperino (BA, 2014) currently serves as the TV Development Coordinator at Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Dany Garcia's Seven Bucks Productions where he helps oversee the creative, development, and execution of scripted, non-scripted, and digital projects. Prior to Seven Bucks, Frankie worked in the non-scripted TV department at renowned Hollywood talent agency, William Morris Endeavor, where he helped manage a roster of celebrity, lifestyle, filmmaker, and production company clients.

Liz Helfgott (MA, 2000) has been the editorial director at the Criterion Channel since 2004. Before that she was an editor at Film Comment, ARTnews, and Brill's Content magazines, among other publications.

Sarah Luciano (BA, 2011) is a self-employed Literary Media Consultant & Strategist. Specializing in the intersection of cinema and literature, she advises film and television producers in the thoughtful acquisition and adaptation of intellectual property into impactful features and series. She began her career at Creative Artists Agency in 2012. 

Easmanie Michel (MA, 2015) is the Finance and Special Projects Associate at New York Women in Film & Television. Easmanie has worked continuously as a producer and director in the film and television industry since 2004. Michel’s work on films includes Transporter, Hoot and Miami Vice and television projects include Miami Ink and Burn Notice.  Her script for Caroline’s Wedding was a finalist for the New York University Fusion Film Festival and it was also one of the scripts selected to participate in the Women at Sundance Financing and Strategy Intensive in 2016. In February of 2018 the script was the Grand Prize Winner of the American Zoetrope Screenplay Contest. Michel has a Master’s Degree in Cinema Studies from New York University.

Matt Singer (MA, 2005) is the editor and film critic of, and the author of Marvel’s Spider-Man: From Amazing to Spectacular - The Definitive Comic Art Collection. His work has appeared in print in The Village Voice, Indiewire, and The Dissolve, and on television on IFC, Ebert Presents At the Movies, and as a frequent guest on CBS This Morning. He has been a member of the New York Film Critics Circle since 2016.