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DEMAN Weekend 2012
Celebrating Alumni and Students in the Entertainment, Media and Arts Community
Dozens of distinguished alumni from the entertainment, media, and arts industries returned to campus Nov. 2-3 for DEMAN Weekend 2012 (see the schedule of events below). The weekend kicked off with a luncheon with a keynote address by Bryan Unkeless ’04, who discussed getting started in film producing. Alumni also participated in panel discussions on making a career in the digital age moderated by David Hartman '56, industry-focused career workshops, arts space campus tour hosted by students, and a student-run Small Town Records recording session with alumni musicians, including Chip Shearin. As in years past, the event was part of the annual Duke Arts Festival. See the entire list of speakers and panelists.
Highlights from DEMAN Weekend 2012
Friday, November 2
11:30 a.m. - Noon
outside Von Canon rooms, lower level, Bryan Center
Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Welcome Lunch for alumni, faculty, and students with keynote address by Bryan Unkeless '04
Von Canon A and B
• Welcoming remarks from Scott Lindroth, Vice-Provost of the Arts
• Keynote address by Bryan Unkeless '04, film producer of The Hunger Games
1:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Duke Arts Space Tours Sessions
Bus will depart from the Bryan Center at 1:30 p.m., and return at 4:30 p.m.
• 1:30-2:00 Small Town Records Studio (Bryan Center basement)
• Hull Avenue Dance Studio
• Student Arts Annex
• Smith Warehouse (Visual Studies & MFA Program)
• Baldwin Auditorium (tour of renovations)
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Panel of distinguished DEMAN alumni, moderated by David Hartman ’56
Nasher Museum of Art
Panel participants: Mike Macari ’92 (film producer at Macari/Edelstein Films of The Ring and The Ring Two); Steven Petrow ’78 (journalist, author, etiquette specialist, columnist for New York Times); Chip Shearin (professional musician, bass on "Rapper's Delight," music coordinator with Justin Timberlake); Amy Unell ’03 (filmmaker, founder of StoryTales Productions, former producer of NBC’s Today Show)
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Evening reception and student performances
Nasher Museum of Art
Saturday, November 3
9:45 - 10:30 a.m.
Registration and breakfast snacks
Perkins Library spaces
Starting a Career in Entertainment (Perkins 118)
Bryan Unkeless '04 (film producer of The Hunger Games; producer at Color Force film company)
Fashion & Social Entrepreneurship (Bostock 4th Level, Sperling Reading Room)
Rachel Weeks '07 (CEO/Founder of School House)
Business in Entertainment (Perkins 123)
Lawrence Clark '81 (Former CFO of Legendary Pictures)
Entertainment Industry (Bostock 121)
Carl Kurlander '82 (Screenwriter for Saint Elmo’s Fire) and Rob Cohen '83 (Entertainment Lawyer)
Speaking through the Lens (Perkins, Lower Level 1, Link Classroom 2)
Jeff Whetstone '90 (Photographer/Artist)
Visual & Representative Arts (Perkins 218)
Patrick Morelli '68 (Visual Artist, Sculptor)
Art and Museum Law (Perkins 128)
Dan Ellison '77 (Art Lawyer)
Producing Broadcast Journalism (Perkins 217)
Denise Cetta '90 (Producer for CBS’s 60 Minutes)
Careers in Film and Television (Perkins, Lower Level 1, Link Seminar 4)
Amy Unell '03 (Filmmaker) and Pola Changon '85 (Creative Director for Turner Classic Movies)
Producing & Directing in the Film Industry (Bostock, Lower Level 1, Room 39)
Mike Macari '92 (Film Producer of The Ring) and Elizabeth Coffman '87 (Educational Documentary Filmmaker)
Young Arts Professionals (Bostock 312)
Eric Oberstein '07 (Associate Director of Duke Performances) and Margaret Skoglund '10 (ICM Theater Dept.)
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Alumni/Student Career Workshops
Perkins Library Lobby
11:45 - 1:30 p.m.
Schaefer Mall, Bryan Center top floor
• Duke Arts Festival student exhibition
• General student/alumni networking
1:30 - 4:00 p.m.
DEMAN Music Studio Session hosted by Small Town Records
w/ Chip Shearin, David Loomstein '86, and Andrew Jacobson '79
Small Town Records Studio, Bryan Center basement