Nov. 6, 2018 — A panel of entertainment executives in marketing, production, distribution and other areas will share their perspectives from the other side of the big and small screen from 3 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 7 in the Grand Salon on the CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI) campus.

The Martin V. Smith School of Business & Economics Speaker Series is presenting an “Entertainment Panel: Perspectives, Trends & Career Pathways” to help shed some light on what goes on behind the scenes on the business end of the industry, and what opportunities exist for those who would like to develop an entertainment business career.

“The panel will provide our students with connections to the entertainment industry that can offer access to potential internship and career opportunities,” said Associate Professor of Marketing Susan Andrzejewski, Ph.D., and Interim Dean of the MVS School of Business & Economics.

Vice President of Marketing & Creative Services for KTLA 5 at Tribune Media Inc. Adrianne Anderson will speak about her work on worldwide television marketing campaigns. Anderson has been honored with 22 entertainment industry awards including multiple Emmy and ADDY awards, two National Daytime Emmy awards and 15 PromaxBDA Awards — a global organization that honors entertainment marketing.

President of Orion Pictures under MGM Studios John Hegeman has shepherded a long list of mainstream blockbusters and independent classics through marketing, acquisition and distribution during his 25-year career. Hegeman is known for using groundbreaking marketing techniques to launch a diverse range of films.

Jhamal Robinson is Senior Vice President of Production Management at the Discovery Channel, with his name attached to a number of popular television series including “Cake Boss,” “Deadliest Catch,” “My 600-lb. Life,” “The Little Couple,” and “Keeping Up With the Kardashians.”

Robinson is a five-time Emmy nominee with experience across the spectrum of on-air production.

The event is also sponsored by Umpqua Bank, Mission Wealth and the CSU Entertainment Alliance.

The presentation is free and open to the public, but guests must register at: