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Kessler Attends TV Academy Seminar in Los Angeles

Media and Cinema Studies Professor Kelly Kessler, a scholar with a focus on the medium of TV, recently attended a week-long stay in Los Angeles at the Television Academy Foundation Faculty Seminar.

The seminar chooses 20 faculty members annually to be flown out to Los Angeles for an intensive week of lectures and studio tours with those working within the television industry, such as producers, writers, directors, editors and entertainment lawyers. Kessler met with industry professionals and other academics working together to bridge the gap between production and the classroom. Kessler wrote to tell us she’s been having a great week, and that she has “some great info to take back to our students… Basically, it's a week of us learning more about how the television industry works by talking to industry folks and seeing how the industry works.”

“I went to an amazing talk being given as part of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender and Media and had a really great talk with her about the divide between industry and academia. It was pretty amazing.”

For more information on the work that Prof. Kessler is doing in her study of television, visit her faculty page and our Media and Cinema Studies program, our sign up for her next class on the topic through your Campus Connect account.​