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Digital Production Buzz – January 24, 2019

Tonight, we look at the challenges facing young people just entering the media industry. What first got them interested in media and what excites them about their careers? Plus we learn about a new mentoring program for women and an update on industry labor news.

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Join host Larry Jordan as he talks with Jonathan Handel, Paulina Borowski, Trevor Horton, Madeline Leach and Sadie Groom.

  • The State of Labor in Media Today
  • A Student’s Perspective on Media
  • An Accidental Editorial Career
  • How Mentors Help Build a Career
  • The Rise Mentoring Program for Women

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Guests this Week


The State of Labor in Media Today

Jonathan Handel
Jonathan Handel, Entertainment/Technology Attorney & Labor Reporter, TroyGould and The Hollywood Reporter
Each new year brings new changes. Tonight, Jonathan Handel, Entertainment/Technology Attorney and labor reporter for “The Hollywood Reporter,” shares his perspective on the current state of the industry, the impact of streaming services, and key union negotiations coming later this year.


A Student’s Perspective on Media

Paulina Borowski
Paulina Borowski, Post Production Intern/USC Student, Blumhouse Productions
Paulina Borowski is a junior at the USC film school, and an intern at Blumhouse Productions. Tonight she talks about why she wants to work in media, her interest in post-production and her advice for other students who want to enter the industry.


An Accidental Editorial Career

Trevor Horton
Trevor Horton, Editor, Website
Trevor Horton is a free-lance editor who says he “fell” into the industry. He talks about how he decided the course of his career, the challenges of being a young editor and his goals for the future.


How Mentors Help Build a Career

Madeline Leach
Madeline Leach, Cinematographer, Website
Madeline Leach graduated last year with an MFA from the USC Film School. Since then, she’s been mentored by cinematographer Nancy Schreiber to help guide her career. Tonight, Madeline talks about her love of cinematography, the importance of mentors and how she is using them to build her career.


Discover the Rise Mentoring Program

Sadie Groom
Sadie Groom, Managing Director, Bubble and Squeak Agency
Sadie Groom is the managing director of the UK-based Bubble Agency. They are a PR firm with 20 years experience in the industry. Tonight Sadie showcases their Rise mentoring program for women in media.

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