Top TV pros speak at TV Academy Career Day 3/10

TV ACADEMY’S CAREER DAY, Saturday, March 10 will update visual media professionals, TV Academy members and college students on the latest changes in the television industry, such as new technologies, new management philosophies and program concepts presented by TV professionals. 

A panel of knowledgable TV professionals acting as representatives from every TV discipline, will talk about job availability, qualifications, background needed, internships and educational requirements.

Panelists are:

Grand and Noble’s Dan Lombardi, producer/director/editor of home improvement, home décor and DIY cable series and specials, programming for Tribune Entertainment, broadband programming and branded entertainment and a member of the board of governors for national NATAS, Chicago/Midwest chapter;

Emmy-winning executive producer/host Sumnee Choi,interviewer,  developer and executor of more than 10 different shows, from newsmagazines to talk shows for Total Living Network; journalist/editor/producer B.J. Lutz, platform producer and one of the station’s social media leads, has been creating online content since 1995. He’s been with NBC Chicago since 2008, joining from ABC Milwaukee affiliate WISN TV;

Ch. 11’s Emmy-winner Jack Ginay, who has directed the gamut of productions, from news to music shows and variety entertainment for WTTW for 38 years; 

Executive producer John Schippman ComComcastSportsNet, who’s been CCSN since it started in 2004, responsible for programming and pre-post game shows surrounding live sporting events;

Christine Hurley, Ch. 11 associate producer on “Chicago Tonight,” a recent DePaul journalism graduate;

Freelance field producer Clare Deady, who’s worked on documentary shows for TLC, MSNBC, CNBC, DIY and the History Channel;

Rommel Paraiso, graphic designer/producer for the Chicago Bears first-ever broadcasting department started nearly a decade ago.  His background encompasses freelancing for the Bulls, Blackhawks and the Bears and producer of video graphics for in-stadium content.

Career Day is not to be mistaken for a Job Fair and job applications will not accepted.

At Columbia College’s Ferguson Auditorium, 600 S. Michigan, 12:30-3:30 p.m, for at the token fee of $5 general admission, free to TV Academy members and students.