Featuring Barnard alumnae who work in the entertainment industry, this panel will focus on the nuts and bolts of creating a career, the different pressures women face in the industry, and their experiences breaking into the industry, and navigating success. A great opportunity to network and meet fellow Alumnae.
The panel is co-hosted by Barnard Women in Entertainment and Media (BWEM), a professional alumnae networking group whose mission is to connect and galvanize women in all areas of the entertainment and media industries.
Panelists (extended bios below):
Anne Aghion ’82, documentary filmmaker (My Neighbor My Killer)
Martha Mitchell ’78, director (Law & Order SVU, The Fosters, Eye Candy)
Debika Shome ’98, Deputy Director, The Harmony Institute
Maria Hinojosa ’84, Award-winning journalist and executive producer of Latino USA on National Public Radio
Date: Friday, February 6, 4PM
Location: James Room, 418 Barnard Hall
SPECIAL PACKAGE FOR BARNARD ALUMNAE
We’re proud to offer Barnard Alumnae a $20 “Barnard Package” on Friday, February 6th that will include a ticket to the Barnard in the Biz panel, the conversation featuring Twyla Tharp, and an alumnae reception. Note: All-Access pass holders do not need to purchase a separate “Barnard Package” ticket, but are encouraged to RSVP for the reception here.
Tickets for the Barnard Package are available here for $20.
Director and producer Anne Aghion is an award-winning documentary filmmaker best known for her series of four films on post-genocide justice and social reconstruction in Rwanda, including the 2009 feature My Neighbor My Killer. The film was in the Official Selection at the Cannes Film Festival, nominated for Best Documentary at the Gotham Awards, and earned Aghion the Nestor Almendros Award for courage in filmmaking at the Human Rights Watch International Film Festival. Most recently she was in India for nine months on a Fulbright Fellowship to research her next film, tentatively entitled Turbulence. She is also working on a large-scale multimedia installation entitled (Cold) Passages, which will incorporate some of the footage she filmed in Antarctica.
Debika Shome is Deputy Director at Harmony Institute (HI), a research center that studies the impact of entertainment on individuals and society. She leads a diverse team working at the intersection of media, social science research, data science and technology. She joined HI from Columbia University’s Center for Research on Environmental Decision where she served as Assistant Director from 2005 to 2009. She is the co-author of The Psychology of Climate Change Communication, released November 2009.
Martha Mitchell has directed over 100 episodes of night time television. She is best known for her work on legal and crime dramas, such as The Mentalist, NCIS, Without A Trace and Law & Order. She has also worked on medical dramas – House, Chicago Hope, and Mercy; and a number of family dramas. Her most recent projects include CBS’ Bluebloods, NYC-22 and Unforgettable. Martha grew up in New York and Europe. She is a graduate of Barnard College and lives in New York City.
Maria Hinojosa is an award-winning news anchor and reporter who covers America’s untold stories and highlights today’s critical issues. In 2010, Hinojosa created the Futuro Media Group, an independent nonprofit organization producing multimedia journalism that explores and gives a critical voice to the diversity of the American experience. As the anchor and Executive Producer of NPR’s only Latino news and culture show Latino USA, and host and Executive Producer for the upcoming PBS show America By The Numbers with Maria Hinojosa, both produced by Futuro Media, she has informed millions about the changing cultural and political landscape in America and abroad.
Hinojosa’s 25-year history as an award-winning journalist includes reporting for PBS, CBS, WNBC, CNN, NPR, Frontline, and CBS Radio and anchoring the Emmy Award winning talk show Maria Hinojosa: One-on-One. She is the author of two books and has won dozens of awards, including: four Emmys, the John Chancellor Award, the Studs Terkel Community Media Award, the Robert F. Kennedy Award, the Edward R. Murrow Award, and the Ruben Salazar Lifetime Achievement Award. She is currently the Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz Chair of Latin American and Latino Studies at DePaul University in Chicago, and lives with her husband and their son and daughter in New York.