April 11, 2023
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College Television Summit Offers Media Students Nationwide Free Professional Development April 25-26

Cast and Crew From Severance, Shrinking, Good Trouble and The Sex Life of College Girls Among Speakers for Television Academy Foundation's Virtual Summit.

The Television Academy Foundation today announced speakers and registration details for its online College Television Summit, free to college television and media arts students nationwide, to be held April 25-26.

The online Summit is open to all media students from two- and four-year colleges and universities; attendees will have the chance to participate in virtual networking
sessions with industry leaders, including Emmy winners, top creatives, business executives, agents and more.

To register for the event, visit TelevisionAcademy.com/cts/register. Students who sign up early will be invited to participate in additional speed-networking

The Summit will kick off with opening remarks from Cris Abrego, Chairman of the Americas, Banijay, and Chair of the Television Academy Foundation. Next, a panel discussion, "Script to Screen: Apple TV+'s Shrinking," features show creators Bill Lawrence, Brett Goldstein and Jason Segel (who also stars in the series), and actors Christa Miller and Jessica Williams, and is moderated by Jeff Conway, senior contributor, Hollywood and Entertainment, Forbes.

The day will proceed with a keynote conversation with Access Hollywood's Scott Evans followed by "The Art of the Pitch Workshop"—a live Q&A with producer Krista Gano (Invisible Virtual Table Read).

Day two of the Summit will commence with a virtual "Speed Networking" event that will connect students with industry leaders in small groups for interactive-flash mentoring experiences. Early registrants will have the opportunity to sign up for two, 25-minute networking sessions.

Additional programming includes a live conversation with Justin Noble, co-creator of HBO Max's The Sex Life of College Girls, moderated by entertainment interviewer Mara Webster; a conversation with actor Tramell Tillman of Apple TV+'s Severance; and "Script to Screen: Freeform's Good Trouble" with showrunner and executive producer Joanna Johnson, executive producer Christine Sacani, co-executive producer of post-production Gillian Sonnier, director Constance Zimmer, composer Amanda Jones, and production designer Rachel Kamerman, moderated by Deadline's Katie Campione.

"The College Television Summit offers students nationwide first-hand information, tips and current practices from some of today's top industry professionals," said Abrego. "The Foundation is committed to providing access and opportunities in the entertainment industry for students from all backgrounds to help launch their media careers."

Sponsors for the College Television Summit include Apple TV+, Warner Bros. Discovery, Freeform and Biola University.

About the Television Academy Foundation
Established in 1959 as the charitable arm of the Television Academy, the Television Academy Foundation is dedicated to preserving the legacy of television while educating and inspiring those who will shape its future. Through renowned educational and outreach programs such as The Interviews: An Oral History of Television Project, College Television Awards and Summit, Student Internship Program, and the Media Educators Conference, the Foundation seeks to widen the circle of voices our industry represents and to create more opportunity for television to reflect all of society. For more information on the Foundation, please visit TelevisionAcademy.com/Foundation.

Download the press release here.

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Jane Sparango

Christina Parisi

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