Comedians in Cars Getting Canceled

By: Leah Lane Today was the “official” final day of our trip. I say “official” because our flight has been canceled due to the impending storm. Tomorrow might be another unofficial day.  Today we were able to meet with ABC and the people behind the marketing of some of our favorite shows. We learned about each of the various…

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,…

MGM, Gaumont, and more!

By: Leah Lane Today was a really great day. We met with two renowned companies and learned about two different aspects of the media. We first met with Gaumont where we saw Johanna Byer (VP, creative affairs, film U.S.) and Leslie Belzberg ( SVP, production, television U.S. ). Before this trip, I can honestly say I was…

The Suite Life of CBS and NBC

By Leah Lane Today was truly an exciting day. We had a late start at 11 a.m. which gave us all a couple extra hours to catch up on our sleep. We started at Bob’s Big Boy, an iconic diner (the Beatles ate there!) I have pretty high expectations for my diners coming from New…

Great Day, Less Great Pizza

By: Leah Lane I feel like today was the day where we finally started to settle in. I feel like I spent most of the first days here in awe at L.A. Today I felt like I was finally grounded and looking at Los Angeles in a more realistic way. We met with Cameron Kadison,…

Another Day of Sun!

By: Leah Lane Today was a truly spectacular day, with equally spectacular views. Every day I wonder how the next day can get any better, and somehow it does. We started out the day at the Santa Monica Pier where we walked along the boardwalk. I took in the gorgeous views of the beaches and…

Hangin’ with my Warner Bros’

By Leah Lane If I have learned anything from this trip it would be, “that no one told me life was gonna be this way.” Today was our free day in Los Angeles! We took advantage of our five-minute ride from the Warner Brothers lot and took the studio tour. We boarded our shuttle at…

Netflix and Chil…dren’s Animation

By Leah Lane I can honestly say that today has been one of the most formative days of my life in regards to my future and career. When I first saw the itinerary for the day, I was immediately excited. First, we broke off into small groups with industry professionals. Each group was formed based…

The “L” in LA stands for Limo

By Leah Lane What a trip this has been so far. We set off from Hofstra in a stretch limo and arrived at JFK in style. Additionally, I finally achieved my life goal of eating a bagel in a limo, so we were off to a good start. We started out today with a meeting…

Off to the City of Angels

By: Leah Lane Hi! I’m Leah Lane, a junior at Hofstra University studying television and video production. Coming to school at Hofstra University has given me priceless opportunities and connections that I couldn’t be more grateful for. Living so close to New York City has allowed me to build connections and network with people in one…