Alumni

Chicago Conversations - Media & Entertainment

Chicago Booth Alumni Club of Los Angeles

Chicago Booth Alumni Relations

Chicago Booth Career Services

December 15, 2010: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Los Angeles thrives on the media and entertainment industries, just as the media and entertainment industries thrive on Los Angeles. From content control to audience segmentation to evolving technologies, the industry is charged with staying ahead of the curve in order to stay competitive. How has the business model changed to keep audiences engaged while maintaining control of content? How have social media sites and technologies changed how firms are delivering content? “Who” is the media consumer of the future? Join a discussion with Chicago Booth alumni and Los Angeles media and entertainment professionals who will share their expertise and perspectives on the current media and entertainment world, and hear their takes on the future of the industries.

Where

Sony Pictures Entertainment
10202 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, California

Cost

No Charge

Registration

Register Online

Deadline: 12/15/2010

Program

6:30 PM-7:00 PM: Open Networking

7:00 PM-8:30 PM: Panel and Q&A

8:30 PM-9:00 PM: Networking

Speaker Profiles

Julie Morton (Moderator)
Associate Dean of Career Services, University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Julie Morton is the Associate Dean of Career Services at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business. In this role, she oversees all career services activities for students in the full-time, evening, weekend, and executive MBA programs, as well as for alumni. This includes career management programming and corporate recruiting relationships with firms which seek to source talent from Chicago Booth. Julie assumed the Associate Dean role in July 2002. She has been in Career Services at Chicago Booth since March 2000, initially overseeing all student-facing programming of the office. Immediately before coming to Chicago Booth, Julie worked in retained executive search. She was also a financial services and strategy consultant at what was then Bankers Trust (now Deutsche Bank) in New York. She spent several years doing strategy and turnaround consulting in central Slovakia and in Jakarta, Indonesia, and she worked for the CFO of Young and Rubicam in New York, on that firm’s IPO. Julie received her MBA in 1992 from the Tuck School at Dartmouth College. Prior to attending Tuck, she served as the Director of Admissions at Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts. She has an undergraduate degree in International Studies from The Johns Hopkins University.

Steve Bernstein, '99 (Panelist)
Senior Vice President, Asia-Pacific and the Americas, MGM Networks

Steve Bernstein is senior vice president, Asia-Pacific and the Americas for MGM Networks, a division of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc., encompassing MGM’s interests in MGM-branded networks, Hollywood film studio joint venture channels and other programming services spanning scores of markets across Europe, North and South America, Asia, Oceania, and Africa. Steve is responsible for the growth and development of MGM Networks’ international channel businesses throughout Asia-Pacific and the Americas, with duties including joint venture management, networks sales & distribution, business development, and marketing. Steve began his career at MGM Networks as director of business development and prior to that was a strategy consultant in the Entertainment & Media Strategy Practice of PwC Consulting (now part of IBM Business Consulting Services). Steve graduated with a B.S. in economics, cum laude, from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Michael John Wokosin, '96 (Panelist)
VP, Digital Marketing, Universal Studios

Questions

Allison Jordan 
Associate Director, Employer Development
773.702.2627

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