Get the INside Scoop

Last week, they brought you the business of feature films with Lubin Dean Braun. Now the AEM Industry Network is getting down to the digital age with Rick Dorfman, talent manager for JB Smoove and SNL’s Rachel Dratch.

In this era of digital age, phone calls are no longer the way of doing business to get someone a gig.

On Tuesday, April 22, join the Arts and Entertainment Management Industry Network for a discussion on Managing Talents in the Digital Age with Rick Dorfman from 12:30 p.m. to 1:20 p.m. in W-622 in One Pace Plaza on the NYC Campus.

A partner of Converge Media Group, Rick Dorfman manages a roster of talented clients including JB Smoove from Curb Your Enthusiasm and Rachel Dratch from Saturday Night Live. He has been a staple int he comedy community for more than 20 years and participated in the success of stars such as Ed Helms, Dave Chappelle, Wanda Sykes, Dane Cook, and Darrel Hammond.

For the past five years, Dorfman has specialized in producing branded entertainment content for companies such as Reebok, Microsoft, Pepsi, Gilette, and Verizon, and partnered with JB Smoove and media mogul Russell Simmons to create theruckus.com, an urban comedy website where users can view, create, and post content.

Currently, Dorfman is producing a television show for the Madison Square Garden Network and content for Paramount Pictures and The Economist.

If you want to know about how the digital age has affected the talent management industry, this is a good presentation to attend.

For more information about the event, contact the Industry Network publicity and marketing team:

Addison O’Donnell—ao43216n@pace.edu
April Gabrielli—ag05265n@pace.edu
Jacqueline Kelleher—jk56646n@pace.edu
A&E Management Professor Chris Ramos—cramos@pace.edu

Movies and Making Money

Lubin Dean and former NBC Television Network President and CEO of Viacom Entertainment Neil Braun talks business and feature films at a lecture hosted by the AEM Industry Network on April 17.

Everyone wants to know how movies are made and who gets the money. Think… theaters, pay for view, DVDs, TV, and you’ll get the feel for where movies make their money. Is there always money coming in? Who invests? Could it be you someday? What do those credits mean at the end of a movie—executive producer, producer, and co-producer? Lubin Dean Neil Braun was in the action and can answer these questions for you at The Business of Feature Films hosted by the Arts and Entertainment Management “Industry Network” on Wednesday, April 17, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:20 p.m. in Lecture Hall North on the NYC Campus. If you want to know about movies, this is a must see presentation!

Before coming to Pace’s Lubin School in July 2010, Braun served as president of the NBC Television Network, chairman and CEO of Viacom Entertainment, an internet and environmental entrepreneur, a fi­lm producer, and corporate attorney. He serves on the board of directors, audit, compensation, and governance committees of IMAX Corporation (NYSE), the board and ­finance committee of national anti-hunger organization Share Our Strength and is President of the Board of the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center. He has taught an MBA course in economic models of media and entertainment at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, where he earned his bachelor’s degree. He also has a JD from the University of Chicago Law School.

For more information about the event, contact the Industry Network publicity and marketing team:

Addison O’Donnell—ao43216n@pace.edu
April Gabrielli—ag05265n@pace.edu
Jacqueline Kelleher—jk56646n@pace.edu
A&E Management Professor Chris Ramos—cramos@pace.edu

Getting Down to Show Business

It’s official. Pace’s Arts and Entertainment Management Industry Network (AEM “IN”) is open for business. Show business, that is. Stop by and meet this new student org that’s mixing business with entertainment.

After transferring to Pace as a sophomore and learning about the development of Lubin’s new BBA in Arts and Entertainment Management (AEM), Addison O’Donnell knew he had to get involved. “When I came here, I quickly became involved with the student development. How can we as a student body structure this for us? How can we get involved? Where are our resources? In a sense, this was Entrepreneurship 101 on a practical, academic scale. I discussed multiple times throughout the year with Dr. Theresa Lant, the Director of the Program, and eventually the program was passed by the State of New York (a day better than my birthday),” he says.

And and the brand new student organization, the Arts and Entertainment Management Industry Network (AEM “IN”), was born.

“We are a resource for prospective or incoming students, and we serve as a community for the current Pace students here, who are interested in the program—for the major or the minor. The final stroke of the IN is the truly unique piece—once you’re with the Arts and Entertainment Management Program, you’ll also have the ‘IN,’” O’Donnell says. “We want to create an alumni hub that specifically focuses on any career in the arts and entertainment field. We want our alumni to come back to Pace, to talk to our students; we want to create an ‘Industry Network,’ where our students can have an ‘IN’ for the real world.”

And after postponing their late October reception in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, AEM “IN” is proving that the show must go on with a rescheduled fall reception on December 10 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Schimmel Lobby. If you’re interested in joining AEM IN, stop by and meet the members and e-board, Lubin Dean Neil Braun, Program Director Theresa K. Lant, PhD, Professor Chris Ramos, and MGT 371, the Managing Entertainment Projects Class and the exhibition of “The Living City,” a Tumblr that documents each members’ voice of what the city is and what it means to them through photographers, videos, and interviews,  and find out more about this new student organization and program which will give you the skills you need to succeed in the business of arts and entertainment.

If you’re interested in launching an exciting career with opportunities in performing arts and visual arts organizations, managing theater companies, museums, dance companies, contemporary and classical music organizations, art galleries, talent representation and management companies, and television production firms, and getting treated to guest lectures by leaders in the industry including award-winning journalist Katie Couric, Academy Award-winning filmmaker Ron Howard, Viacom President Doug Herzog, and more, learn more about the Lubin BBA in Arts and Entertainment Management.

There’s No Business Like Show Business

Lubin’s new Arts and Entertainment Management program gets a new student org. Plus, three additional programs this fall help meet market demand.

With Lubin’s new BBA in Management–Arts and Entertainment Management (AEM) comes a brand new student organizations: the Arts and Entertainment Management Industry Network (AEM IN), which will help provide a sense of community among current students in the AEM program, recruit incoming students for the AEM program, and maintain an alumni base. If you’re interested in joining AEM IN, check out their Facebook page.

If you’re looking to launch an exciting career with opportunities in performing arts and visual arts organizations, managing theatre companies, museums, dance companies, contemporary and classical music organizations, art galleries, talent representation and management companies, and television production firms, and getting treated to guest lectures by leaders in the industry including award-winning journalist Katie Couric, Academy Award-winning filmmaker Ron Howard, Viacom President Doug Herzog, and more, learn more about the Lubin BBA in Arts and Entertainment Management.

And this is just ONE of the new cutting-edge programs coming out of Lubin.

If you want to help take a business to the next level using social media and mobile technology, the MS in Social Media and Mobile Marketing will give you the tools to enhance communications and integrate digital and traditional media to position firms for success.

If you’re a firm believer in giving the customer what they want, the MS in Customer Intelligence and Analytics will teach you how to use data to create customer value and cultivate customer relationships, plan and develop integrated digital strategies, analyze marketing data, and help use it to shape business decisions.

A BBA and an MS in just five years? The Combined BBA Public Accounting/MS Taxation will prepare you to sit for the CPA and give you an in-depth understanding of accounting and tax law.

For a list of business degrees from A to Z, click here.