Starting Out In TV Roundtable
Written by CUE Editors   
Tuesday, 24 July 2012 01:37
With CUE members making their mark on a broader spectrum of the entertainment industry than ever, more and more are finding success and inspiration in scripted television.  We sat down with a few recent alums who are in the early stages of exciting television careers to talk about how they chose television and how they went about breaking in.

Scott Burkhardt (Film ‘08) served as Staff Writer on the first season of Smash (NBC) where he wrote the episode “Hell on Earth.”  

Grace Edwards (Film ‘10) worked as writer’s assistant for Comedy Central’s Ugly Americans as well as the pilot for Come Inside with Amy Schumer.

Jon Haller (Film ‘09) works as Script Coordinator on the ABC show Last Man Standing starring Tim Allen.   His episode “Ding Dong Ditch” aired as part of the show’s first season.

Berkley Johnson (Film ‘05) is a writer for New Girl (FOX).  He wrote three episodes in the first season:  “Thanksgiving”, “Landlord” (with Josh Malmuth), and “Fancyman II” (with Kim Rosenstock).  

Edward McGinty (Film ‘06) is a researcher on HBO’s Boardwalk Empire and plays one of the ward bosses on the show.  He also co-founded CUE.  

Can you outline the route you took from graduation to your current position?

SB: I was taking a class called TV as a Dramatic Medium in my second year at Columbia and one day Evangeline Morphos, our professor, came in and said Theresa Rebeck was shooting a pilot for CBS and needed an on-set assistant. I was supposed to go to Phoenix, AZ to visit my Dad for Spring Break but after interviewing with her and getting the job, I canceled that trip and worked with her on that for two weeks. After that, I worked with her part time for the next five or so years. She was supportive of me and liked my work so when Smash came around she offered me a writing job on the show.
25th Anniversary Columbia Film Festival LA 2012
Written by CUE Webmaster   
Thursday, 21 April 2011 15:22

2012 Film Festival in Los Angeles Events!

Tuesday, June 12 - Film Screenings, Reception and After Party!

Click below for info: 

Official site: http://www.cufilmfest.com/

Registration Link: https://alumni.columbia.edu/ecards/CUFF_LA_061212 


6th Annual CUE After-After Party!

This year, with the epic switch of the Columbia University Film Festival to a new and more spacious venue (Directors Guild of America), the CUE after party will now be at the equally famous Hollywood hot spot Bar Marmont (offshoot of the glamorous 1920s Hotel Chateau Marmont), with renowned KCRW DJ Mathieu Schreyer on wheels of steel (with special guest DJs Nitedog and Lovefingers).

An enchanting mix of slightly shabby and bohemian, a party of rock 'n' rollers may be tucked away in one corner of the bar, while lovers and friends get close and cozy over in the long, yellowed ivory dining room. Often referred to as “the place to go to misbehave”, Bar Marmont is the ultimate Hollywood hangout to see and be seen!

Full Information: http://www.cue-network.org/newsletter/cue-afterparty-20120612.html 


Wednesday, June 13 - Industry Panel - 7:00 PM - at CAA Free admission with $10 self-parking.  This event is free but has limited space and is only open to Columbia Alumni and their guests. CUE members please check your email for details (We can't post them publicly!)  


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