My story in the current Summer 2009 issue of FILMMAKER magazine is called, “The Morphing of a Media Career.” I had a blast talking to senior faculty and staff from programs at The New School, American University, Chapman University, Los Angeles Film School, School of Visual Arts, Vancouver Film School, and University of North Carolina. I asked these savvy and articulate folks to discuss the career targets and job prognoses for film students today, and how that’s changed over time.
In a previous era, Spike Lee, Jim Jarmusch, Allison Anders, Kevin Smith and their like, inspired legions of students to dream of a career launch with a hip first film for art-house distribution. “In today’s world,” I write, “shifting values, globalization, new technologies and the faltering economy have conspired to undo the goals from previous decades.”
Now, the landscape is shifting, and new and different opportunities are emerging.