The End of Entertainment As We Know It? feat. John Tarnoff (Head of Entertainment Industry Relations, MEIM Program)

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Mon, 16 Oct 2017

12:00 PM – 1:20 PM

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Hamburg Hall 1005

4800 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213, United States

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The Master of Entertainment Industry Management Presents
The End of Entertainment As We Know It?
feat. John Tarnoff (Head of Industry Relations, MEIM Program)
Monday, October 16, 12-1:20 pm
Hamburg Hall 1005
Lunch provided 
Heinz Students: Register via CampusGroups
Non-Heinz Students: Register via Wufoo

Join adjunct professor and Head of Entertainment Industry Relations John Tarnoff as he presents an overview of the film, tv, music and gaming industries. Using this past summer’s box office receipts as a starting point, John will take a data-driven look at the ways in which the industry is being disrupted, as well as the drivers behind that disruption. John will also explore issues that may emerge as the industry’s evolution continues and what that evolution means for its future leaders. 

About the speaker: A career development consultant, university educator and former media/entertainment executive, John Tarnoff serves as Adjunct Professor and Head of Industry Relations for the Carnegie Mellon University Master of Entertainment Industry Management program.

Beginning his career as a literary agent, in the ‘70s and ‘80s, John developed and produced movies for Warner Bros, Columbia, MGM and others. Some of the better-known titles he worked on include DINER, PINK FLOYD THE WALL, THE YEAR OF LIVING DANGEROUSLY, and BILL & TED’S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE. Shifting into technology, he founded a startup during the 1990s that created customer service solutions using animation and artificial intelligence. In 2003, he shifted back into entertainment as Head of Show Development for DreamWorks Animation, where he led the artistic leadership training and university outreach programs. 

Since 2009, he has been committed fulltime to education and training. In addition to his work with CMU, he has consulted for a number of entertainment and non-entertainment clients on education, technology and media marketing, including the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences and the Boeing Company. His personal and career reinvention curriculum for mid-late career professionals, Boomer Reinvention™, provides support for individuals looking to extend their careers and create additional meaning in their lives, as well as for organizations looking to retain older managers and create effective cross-generational teams.

Contact Ross Reilly at rossreilly@cmu.edu or (412) 268-6706 if you have any questions or difficulty registering for the event.


Hamburg Hall 1005

4800 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213, United States

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