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Events for Media Mavens

Posted by Emily Sweeney  November 19, 2008 11:33 AM

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The 3rd annual Futures of Entertainment Conference is happening at MIT this weekend (Nov. 21 & 22). Speakers include Gregg Hale, producer of The Blair Witch Project; Kim Moses, executive producer of The Ghost Whisperer; Alex McDowell, a production designer whose credits include movies like Fight Club and Bee Movie; and Henry Jenkins, co-director of the MIT Comparative Media Studies Program (at least for now...Henry is moving to the West Coast at the end of the academic year).


On Monday, Nov. 24, superstar photographer Annie Leibovitz will be in town. At 7 p.m. you can catch up with her in Cambridge, at the First Parish Church on Mass. Ave., where she'll be talking about her new book. Tickets cost $5 and can be purchased at the Harvard Book Store.


And last but not least, a group I'm involved with -- the New England chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists -- will host another "Working with the Media 101" workshop on Wednesday, Dec. 3 at the Karmaloop store on Newbury Street. Basically it will be a panel discussion for anyone who's interested in journalism or working with the local press.

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