2021 CAS Student Recognition Award Nominee Day

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The Entertainment Industry Professionals Mentorship Alliance, supported by the Cinema Audio Society, engaged student nominees from the Cinema Audio Society’s Student Award (along with MPSE and ACE student nominees) by a KMD Pro Speed Mentoring ™ event, organized by Karen Dunn.
 
EIPMA president Bernard Weiser MPSE commented, “Most students are hungry for information they can use as they start thinking about how to enter into the industry. EIPMA is dedicated to helping to inform those talented individuals aspiring to find meaningful employment in entertainment by organizing events such as these.”
 
The students who attended are all nominees from the three organizations:
 

CAS

  • Brandyn Johnson (Winner, University of Southern California)
  • Anna Cassady (University of Southern California)
  • Lindsey Ellis (Chapman University)
  • Vandana Ramakrishna (Annapurna College of Film and Media, Hyderabad, India)
 

MPSE

  • Yin Lee (Winner, National Film and Television School)

  • Varun Arsid (Annapurna College of Film and Media, Hyderabad, India)
  • Andree Lin (Chapman University)
  • Karthik Mohan Vijaymohan (Chapman University)
  • Juliana Henao (Savannah College of Art & Design)
  • Harry J.N. Parsons (National Film and Television School)
  • Ed Rousseau (National Film and Television School)
  • Paul J. Vogel (University of Southern California)
 

ACE

  • Conor Callahan, University of North Carolina School of the Arts
  • Kendall Best, University of North Carolina School of the Arts
 
The students were paired briefly with industry experts from all three organizations, in rapid-fire rounds so that each student received one-on-one advice from multiple professionals:
 

CAS

  • David Bondelevitch CAS, MPSE
  • Bob Bronow CAS
  • Sherry Klein CAS (Student Award Committee Chair)
  • Peter Kurland CAS
  • Mike Minkler CAS (Former President)
  • Frank Morrone CAS, MPSE
  • Mark Ulano CAS (Former President)
 

MPSE

  • Mark Lanza MPSE (President)
  • Chris Reeves MPSE
  • Scott Gershin MPSE
  • Scott Jennings MPSE
 

ACE

  • Nena Erb ACE
  • Inbal Lessner ACE
  • Fabienne Rawley ACE
  • Harry Yoon ACE
 
Students were impressed with the high-profile nature of the mentors. Former president Mike Minkler CAS is a three-time Oscar winner, former president Mark Ulano CAS received an Oscar for Titanic, and Peter Kurland CAS is a three-time Oscar nominee. Bob Bronow CAS has three Emmy Awards, and Sherri Klein CAS and Frank Morrone CAS each have two Emmys.
 
The reactions were very positive. One student nominee wrote:
 
“It was amazing to be around such stalwarts and learn from them. As an international student, I never imagined I would get such an opportunity. It is highly inspiring and makes me want to keep working hard so I become like them one day.”  — Karthik Mohan, a MPSE nominee and MFA student from Chapman University.
 
 
 
 
 

Last modified: April 27, 2021

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