Evenings with film and music video greats

14 Oct

Alumni are welcome to two high-powered, not-to-be-missed speaking events that the School of Cinema and Interactive Media (CIM) at DePaul’s College of Computing and Digital Media (CDM) is hosting this month.

DePaul student filmmaker image from the CIM homepage

DePaul student filmmaker (credits: CIM homepage)

Venue is the new Digital Cinema Theatre on the lower level of the 14 E. Jackson Blvd building.   For more details about each of the hour-long conversations, check out the following:

 MARC WEBB – Friday, Oct. 16, 7 pm

One of the most prolific and innovative contemporary music video directors in the United States, Marc Webb will participate in a one-night exclusive engagement this Friday. Perhaps best known for his recent directorial debut, “500 Days of Summer,” Webb has crafted ground-breaking music videos for artists as diverse as Weezer, My Chemical Romance, 3 Doors Down, Regina Spektor, Evanescence, Nelly and Green Day.

 JIM McKAIRNES – Friday Oct. 30, 6:30 pm

Former CBS and Discovery executive Jim McKairnes currently serves as the senior vice president, Cable Development and Strategic Planning at Paramount Studios. McKairnes has overseen Paramount’s cable unit’s expansion into comedy with a concentration on identifying international formats and multi-platform opportunities for the U.S cable marketplace. He will be sitting for a one-night exclusive engagement on Oct. 30.

 Each event is free with a DePaul ID. You can bring a friend, but note that seating is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. Sponsors are the Digital Cinema Collaborative and the CIM Visiting Artists and Lecture Series.

In the first version of this item, published on Oct. 14, we erroneously included the presentation by independent filmmaker Tom DiCillo, among the speaking engagements open to alumni. We’ve since been informed that it’s a students-only event. We apologize for any inconveniences caused.

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