The odds were stacked against them: six Syracuse grads, three family and friends, and another half-dozen or so volunteers, perched precariously on a hillside in Portland's Forest Park. Their goal: to clear the forest floor of English Ivy, so native plants like that harbinger of spring in the Northwest, the dainty trillium, can prosper.
The College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) has announced Misha Rabinovich G’13 as the recipient of the 2013-14 Ginsburg-Klaus Post-M.F.A. Engagement Fellowship. The academic yearlong fellowship, which includes a residency in San Pedro, Calif., is funded through a gift by VPA alumna Marylyn Ginsburg-Klaus ’56, G’57 and her husband, Charles Klaus ’07, who both serve on VPA’s Advisory Council.
Last week, Oscar-nominated producer/director/actor/writer, Rob Reiner, shared funny and personal stories of his career at Syracuse University's annual Comedy Tonight event at Los Angeles' Writer's Guild Theatre. Moderator Jeff Garlin's relaxed, hilarious rapport with Reiner set a familial tone for the packed house of Syracuse students studying in L.A.
The Campaign for Syracuse University has exceeded its $1 billion goal–more than three months ahead of schedule! It was announced at a campus-wide event on September 13 that as of August 31, 2012, the total stands at $1,008,612,731.
Students dreaming of a Hollywood life -- and more importantly, a Hollywood paycheck -- have always flocked to Los Angeles to make their careers. To narrow the gap, out-of-state schools have followed their grads' "go west" impulse. "It proves to them empirically they can survive with the tools they have," says Syracuse in L.A. program director Andrea Asimow, explaining how the program has become the poster child for the chancellor's key themes: "scholarship in action" and "geography of opportunity."
Caitlin Well is currently a Casting Associate for the Warner Bros. Feature Casting Department. Her film credits include Frankenweenie, The Lucky One, Happy Feet 2, and the upcoming Man of Steel. She has also overseen the casting of various Warner Bros. projects including Argo, Cloud Atlas, and the soon to be released Winter's Tale, Fury Road, 300: Rise of an Empire, All You Need Is Kill, and This is Where I Leave You.
Evan Weinstein has been working in television for 25 years, writing, producing and directing in many different genres of Reality TV. He was a Co-Executive Producer, Director and Writer on the first 18 cycles of The Amazing Race, for which he won 7 Emmy Awards, a Directors Guild Award and a Producer’s Guild Award.
Eric German is a partner at Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp where he specializes in Entertainment Litigation and Intellectual Property & Technology law. He is responsible for the day-to-day representation and counseling of various artists, record labels, music publishing companies, video game publishers, and fashion and apparel brands.
Andrew Gumpert is the President of Worldwide Business Affairs and Operations for Columbia Pictures. In that role, he oversees all theatrical business affairs negotiations for the company’s theatrical motion picture side. His deal making includes negotiations with actors, actresses, and behind the camera talent, including producers, writers, and directors.
Syracuse Alumni, Dan Mazzella '76, is an attorney in San Diego. With over thirty years of experience, he currently splits his time between his private law practice and ownership obligations at Tony Roma's; a restaurant he has owned for the last 26 years.
Prior to the Gersh Agency, Jack Dytman founded Dytman & Associates in 1991 and ran it successfully for 15 years. His clients include showrunners and executive producers down to producers, story editors and staff writers on television series. He also handles some line producers, feature writers and the occasional novelist. His clients work in all aspects of the business from prime-time, daytime and late-night to reality, features and books.