The 2017 Writers Conference will take place May 17-20. Organized by Tom and Courtney Russell, students and alumni will join Media Arts faculty and special guests at the Timpanogos Lodge at Sundance for screenings, presentations, and discussions on writing for film, TV, and media.
The conference does require a fee. Because the conference is sponsored by the Theatre and Media Arts Department, TMA students will receive a subsidized fee. There is also an optional class students may register for (TMA 315R) which will include some of the registration fees as well. The fees are:
The conference is open to all BYU students and alumni, with current Media Arts students receiving priority. Second priority is given to animation and theater students; third priority is given to TMA alumni; final priority is given to BYU students and BYU alumni.
Due to the size of the lodge, we can only accept up to 60 students for overnight lodging (only current BYU students may lodge overnight) and a total of about 65 students for each day. The price for registration is the same whether or not the registrant opts for overnight lodging. Each day’s activities run from 9am to 9pm and all meals and snacks are provided.
Details and registration (open March 4th) are available at film.byu.edu/writersconference.
The weekend’s special guests include:
Michael Herbert “Mike” Schur (born October 29, 1975) is an American television producer and writer, best known for his work on the NBC comedy series The Office and Parks and Recreation, the latter of which he co-created along with Greg Daniels. He also co-created the FOX comedy series Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and created the NBC comedy series The Good Place. Schur is also known for his small role on The Office as Mose Schrute, the cousin of Dwight Schrute. He has been married to J.J. Philbin since October 9, 2005. They have two children. Courtesy of http://www.imdb.com and Wikipedia.org.
Jonathan Krisel is an American director, producer, writer, editor, and occasional actor. He is best known for his work with the comedy duo Tim & Eric, having directed episodes of Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! and Check It Out! with Dr. Steve Brule. Krisel has also directed and co-wrote every episode of Portlandia, as well as several SNL Digital Shorts. Courtesy of Wikipedia.org.
Director Rebecca Thomas’ first short film premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. She went on to debut her first feature, Electrick Children, at SXSW and earned a spot on Variety’s “Top Ten New Directors to Watch in Hollywood” as well as an Independent Spirit Award nomination. A graduate of Columbia University’s renowned School of the Arts Film Masters Program, Thomas is now attached to direct Looking for Alaska and the live action adaptation of The Little Mermaid. She is a native of Las Vegas, Nevada, and the youngest of 5 children. Courtesy of deadline.com.
Jared Hess was born on July 18, 1979 in Glendale, Arizona. He is a writer and director, known for Napoleon Dynamite (2004), Nacho Libre (2006) and Gentlemen Broncos (2009). He is married to Jerusha Hess. Jerusha Hess was born on July 12, 1980 in Olathe, Kansas. She is a writer and producer, known for Napoleon Dynamite (2004), Nacho Libre (2006) and Austenland (2013). They have one child. Courtesy of http://www.imdb.com.
BYU Media Arts alum, Drew Duncan, has written for Studio C and co-written with Jared and Jerusha Hess.
The Cycle: Managing Successful Arts and Cultural Organizations introduces core strategies for artistic planning, marketing, board development, and fundraising in a fun, accessible format. The course includes lectures, case studies from around the world, and planning activities. The entire course is available on demand upon enrollment for self-paced learning.
It is a great opportunity for your classes, student groups, alumni groups, and boards to take together and organize discussion sessions. Feedback from course participants is below.
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The University of Virginia Department of Drama is currently in search of an Artistic Director for the Heritage Festival Theatre. Below you will find the full description of the position that is an identical description of the position for posting or forwarding to colleagues who might be interested in this position. The application deadline for this position is February 1, 2017.
University of Virginia:Artistic Director of the Heritage Theatre Festival
The University of Virginia Department of Drama announces a search for an Artistic Director of the Heritage Theatre Festival (HTF), the University’s professional summer theatre festival. The HTF Artistic Director will hold a faculty position in the Department of Drama.
As the HTF Artistic Director the successful candidate will engage in preparation and ongoing collaboration with creative and management teams during the academic year, and be in residence during the summer festival season. Building on the success of the HTF, the successful candidate will create a long-term vision for the festival and provide executive and artistic direction that aligns with that vision. The Artistic Director will plan and manage the annual summer season, including budgeting, selecting and casting the season, hiring the artistic team, supervising staff, fundraising and community engagement.
As a member of the Drama teaching faculty the successful candidate will be expected to collaborate with colleagues and students to create rich educational experiences throughout the academic year and during the Heritage Theatre Festival summer season.
This is a full-time, academic position open to candidates qualified to teach in the BA/MFA programs; the successful candidate will engage in the department’s academic production season in the candidate’s area of expertise. Depending on qualifications, the position could be open rank tenured/tenure-track or open rank non-tenure track General Faculty. All applicants must have a terminal degree in theatre or commensurate level of professional experience. For tenured/tenure track consideration, strong evidence of creative work in the performing arts is expected.
To apply, candidates must submit a Candidate Profile through Jobs@UVa (https://jobs.virginia.edu), search on posting number 0619960 and electronically attach the following: a cover letter of interest; a curriculum vitae or professional resume; contact information for three references. The application deadline is midnight (EST), February 1, 2017. The anticipated appointment start date is July 25, 2017.
Questions regarding the application process should be directed to Theresa Lamb at email@example.com.
The University will perform background checks on all new faculty hires prior to making a final offer of employment.
The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.