LOS ANGELES — SMPTE Hollywood has launched a new Webinar series aimed at young people interested in behind-the-scenes careers in the entertainment industry. The “Ask A Hollywood Expert” series will feature successful, young professionals across a range of technical disciplines, including post production, visual effects and editorial. They will talk about how they got their start and what they learned as they advanced in their careers.
Hosted by SMPTE Hollywood manager Kylee Peña, the series’ first session premiered May 28th and featured Brady Woods-D’Avolio, who is VP, global account management for streaming services at Technicolor. Weekly installments are scheduled through the end of June and may continue indefinitely.
“With summer coming, many young people are looking to make the transition from school to the professional arena,” says Peña. “Ask A Hollywood Expert is designed to help people get started by providing insights from dynamic pros who’ve done it themselves.”
In the series debut, Woods-D’Avolio described how she got her start as an intern at Paramount Pictures and worked her way up to her current role managing global client relations for Technicolor. She answered questions from participants about career opportunities, how to land that first job and networking with industry colleagues.
The following is a look at the upcoming schedule:
June 11, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Ask a Hollywood Expert Webinar Series: Kathryn Brillhart
June 18, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Ask a Hollywood Expert Webinar Series: Matt Christensen
June 25, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Ask a Hollywood Expert Webinar Series: Molly Shock
July 2, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Ask a Hollywood Expert Webinar Series: RaGene Nomolos-Dixon
The Ask A Hollywood Expert Webinars are free to join, but registration is required.