By Nicole Webb
A pioneering television executive who worked on The Cosby Show will speak with students at The Lincoln University on March 5, 2014.
Stacy Milner, a former television and studio executive assistant of NBC and Paramount and founder of multi-million dollar entertainment employment agency Executive Temps will be visiting Lincoln as a part of her Entertainment Industry College Outreach Program tour, a bi-annual effort to connect with students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
The Entertainment Industry College Outreach Program (ECIOP) tour consists of a discussion and workshop panel that seeks to give students a “rare inside look at the culture of the entertainment industry while equipping [them] with the tools and resources necessary to succeed in this highly competitive environment.”
The ECIOP panel and workshop will also feature appearances from representatives of DreamWorks Animation and The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
Lincoln University students will have the opportunity to network with these entertainment professionals, as well as inquire about possible internships and career opportunities.
Milner’s visit will also incorporate information from her book, Leveraging UP!, which serves a guide to “launching an entertainment career with a major television network or film studio…[revealing] the what, when, where and how to hit the ground running in Hollywood’s closely knit Inner Cercle.”
Milner’s book has been recommended by some of the entertainment’s industry most prominent and successful figures. NBC talk show host of The Tonight Show, Jay Leno, notes the work as “[The] best kept secret in the industry.”
“If you want a career in television or film, then begin your journey with Leveraging UP! by Stacy Milner. It is a ‘must-read’ life jacket for navigating the shark-infested waters of Hollywood. For a practical, knowledgeable and no-nonsense approach to your entertainment job hunt, start here and leverage up,” said Warren Littlefield, former president NBC.
The ECIOP panel and workshop will be held in the university’s Student Union Building Multi-Purpose Room, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
All majors are welcomed and advised to attend in business attire with their résumés. For more information, please contact the Office of Career Services at 484-365-7102.