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Artist Talk
Public Talk
Film & Media Alumni Fest

Alumni Storytelling Roundtable

Session Two
November 16, 2019

This event occurred as part of the 19/20 Public Talk season. This is an archived view.

Dartmouth Alumni share their journeys from the college on the hill to their careers in the film industry and academia, and discuss the landscape of cinema and media today.

19/20 Public Talk
Michelle Brattson Majors '96
Production Executive, Netflix

Michelle Brattson Majors '96  is a Production Executive for Original Studio Features at Netflix. She has managed physical production on recent films such as Noah Baumbach's Marriage Story, Ron Howard's Hillbilly Elegy and Craig Brewer's Dolemite is My Name (screening at the Hop Nov 16)!  Prior to Netflix, she was an exec at DreamWorks/Amblin, and before that, honed her skills in the freelance world as a Production Supervisor for major studio features (Star Trek Into Darkness, Neighbors, Interstellar). 

Barry Cole '93
Music Supervisor, Spot Music 

Barry Cole stands at the threshold where music meets media and technology. His company Spot Music is an independent consultation and music supervision firm with more than 80 credits (Film, TV, New Media) including The Chi, American Psycho, Super Troopers, Brown Sugar, All The Pretty Horses and Marley, for which he received a Grammy nod. He creates new media narrative experiences mixing graphics, video, music, augmented reality across multiple platforms. Barry got his start working for Spike Lee's company 40 Acres and a Mule, bringing with him his Mac Plus and years of experience as Dartmouth's most popular DJ. 

Prof. Owen Gottlieb '95
Game Designer, Rochester Institute of Technology, 

Prof. Owen Gottlieb '95 is Assistant Professor of Games and Interactive Media at the Rochester Institute of Technology and affiliate faculty at the RIT MAGIC Center, a research lab and game studio. In 2015 he founded the Initiative in Religion, Culture, and Policy (RCP) at MAGIC, where teams led by Gottlieb create and study interactive media for learning and impact. He has written screen and teleplays for Universal Pictures and Paramount Pictures Television, and is a member of the International Game Developers Association (IGDA) and the Writers Guild of America, West (WGA).

Tara Paniogue '14
Writer, Los Angeles Times 

Tara Paniogue '14 joined the Los Angeles Times in 2016. A Coloradoan at heart, she grew up in Denver, and enjoys hiking and the outdoors. She now lives with her partner and two cats in Santa Monica, and outside of work her hobbies include dance, traveling and tutoring. For The Times she works as a copy editor and writer for the Features sections, focusing on fashion and the SoCal community. 

Dartmouth Film and Media Alumni 250th Celebration Weekend
Dartmouth 250 Film & Media Alumni Fest

Our guests included independent film producer Alix Madigan '84 , Netflix production executive Michelle Brattson Majors '96 , music supervisor Barry Cole '93 , game designer Prof. Owen Gottlieb '95 ,...

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