[PAST EVENT] How to Turn Your Pop Culture Obsession into a Career - Maureen Lee Lenker with Caitlin Clements ‘11

March 1, 2023
Swem Library, Ford Classroom
400 Landrum Dr
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
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An intro to the ins and outs of entertainment journalism, how studying film and media are the perfect springboard for a career as an arts and entertainment reporter, and how to channel your fandoms into your work.

About Maureen Lee Lenker
Maureen Lee Lenker is a senior writer at Entertainment Weekly with over six years of experience in the entertainment industry. An award-winning journalist, she’s written for Turner Classic Movies, Ms. Magazine, The Hollywood Reporter, and more. She’s worked at EW for over five years covering film, TV, theater, music, and books. The author of EW’s quarterly romance review column, “Hot Stuff,” Maureen holds Master’s degrees from both the University of Southern California and the University of Oxford. Her debut novel, It Happened One Fight, will be published in July 2023.

About Caitlin Clements ‘11
Caitlin is a theatrical producer and creative consultant who spent the last 10ish years working on the musical “Dear Evan Hansen” in its many stage iterations. Other Broadway and West End producing credits include “Plaza Suite,” “Orlando,” and the current revival of “A Doll’s House” starring Jessica Chastain. A Film Studies major / French minor at W&M, Caitlin was a founding student staff member of the earliest iteration of what’s now known as the Ampersand Festival. She has also served as coordinator for a number of Broadway apprenticeship programs – and hired many, many interns – so let’s talk tips about how you can be one of them!