Real Time

By: Mackenzie Carroll On Thursday, we met up with Bryan Diperstein of ICM. Bryan is intelligent, confident, and encouraging. It was interesting to hear about his busy work schedule as an agent and the process of selling a script to a studio. This trip has given me a behind-the-scenes look at the business and corporate…

Closing Time

By: Antreise Lacey As we boarded the plane leaving Los Angeles to head back to New York City I knew we were leaving behind something special. As a group, we all had our individual takeaways from this trip, varying based off of our individual experiences, and our individuals life goals. This trip for me however,…

Creative Marketing, Cancellations & Conclusions

By: Izzy Falkovich It’s hard to believe that our L.A. adventures have come to a close! The past 10 days have been nothing short of incredible, and our last day in L.A. was truly something. We started the day off with a meeting with Jill Gershman, who is the SVP of creative marketing at ABC….

Decisions, decisions!

By: Sara Whitman That’s a wrap folks! Seven days of networking and two days of sightseeing have come and gone like a glimpse of a shooting star. Soon we will head to classes and get back to normal life, but I think we will all have an underlying twinkle within us, knowing how lucky we…

Cut. Print. Back to NY.

By: Ben Gregory Just like that we’re back in freezing cold New York.  I’m going to miss L.A. and cherish everything this trip did for me and my plans for post-graduation life.  While I may not immediately take the leap to L.A., I hope to make my way westward somewhere within the next couple of years. All…

Final Take

By: Cassie Passantino That’s a wrap everyone! Hofstra in L.A. 2019 is going to be quite a hit in the box office! I had zero intention of moving to L.A. when I was leaving New York 10 days ago. I just wanted to explore the industry and meet people with careers I had never even…

L.A. Day 8: Networking Night

By: Sara Whitman On our sixth day of networking the professionals gave to me…more knowledge! We started off the rainiest day yet at ICM, one of the top four talent agencies in L.A., although it looked like an art museum instead. We met with a Hofstra alumnus who has been a talent agent there for…

A Memoir on Bill Maher, the Comedy Star seen from Afar

By: Leah Lane Today was really incredible. We started off at ICM Partners where we met with Bryan Diperstein, a literary agent. I loved hearing everything he had to say about developing scripts and pitching to studios. As someone who wants to go into development and writing, seeing the process of a movie being made,…