Media Professionals: "The Business of Creativity Media Conference" on 4/26

The Graduate Media Association of Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY) announces its plan to hold its first media conference, “The Business of Creativity”, which is set to take place on Tuesday, April 26, 2005 at MCNY’s Manhattan campus on the 12th floor. The conference will assemble a program of today’s top professionals to give hands-on workshops, lectures, and panel discussions, covering topics that are in the forefront of today’s media world.

New York, NY (PRWEB) April 16, 2005 -- The Graduate Media Association of Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY) announces its plan to hold its first media conference, “The Business of Creativity”, which is set to take place on Tuesday, April 26, 2005 at MCNY’s Manhattan campus on the 12th floor. The conference will assemble a program of today’s top professionals to give hands-on workshops, lectures, and panel discussions, covering topics that are in the forefront of today’s media world.

The event will be aimed towards graduate and up-and-coming media professionals in the fields of finance, entertainment, broadcasting, public relations, and the Internet industry.

Throughout the day, budding entrepreneurs and future media professionals will develop skills to get their foot in the door, will participate in workshops on branding, marketing and financing, and will discover major issues facing media professionals today and learn how to use them to their advantage.

The conference will be joined by an array of speakers, including the event’s keynote speaker of the day, Richard Lorber. Other speakers include Adam Forest (Founder and Executive Director of Fractured Atlas), George Avgerakis (Vice President, Creative Director and co-founder of Avetka Productions), Ozzie Jones, Kaiser Wahab (Partner of Wahab, Riveles, Medenica, LLC), Jack Welde (Chief Operating Office, Director of Runtime Technologies), Leslie Esdale Banks (University of Penn Wharton School counselor for entrepreneur program, business plans, strategies), and Marcel Florestal (Partner and founding member of the Florestal Law Firm). Media personalities Debra Ann Byrd (Founder and Chief Executive of Take a Wing and Soar Productions, Inc.), Ann Tripp (On-Air Personality WBLS Radio Station), Cheryl Dixon (Media Consultant), and Allen Chou (Passion River Distribution) will also speak at the conference.

The program will be divided into three separate tracks. The first track “Breaking In” includes topics such as Starting Your Own Non-Profit Organization, Networking in the Competitive Environment, and Cross Media Entrepreneurship. The second track, “Getting Ahead”, includes topics such as Business Structures, Tax Information, and Legal Information, Creating Work for the Market, and Operations: Business Boot Camp. The last track of the day, “Issues”, will include topics such as New Media Ventures: Non-Profit or For-Profit, Legal Issues in Entertainment and Film, Contract Negotiation, and Intellectual Property, and Political Issues in Media, Self-Promotion and Branding.

Registration will be held online at http://www.graduatemedia.com, and at the door on the day of the event from 12-1:30pm. Participants have the option to stay for the afternoon session from 1:30-5pm and/or the evening session from 6-8:30pm. A networking reception will be held after.

Advance tickets cost $55 for the full conference package and $60 the day of the event. The evening session costs $30 in advance and $35 at the door.

The Graduate Media Association is a student-based organization at Metropolitan College of New York to serve media students who are looking for ways to make important connections and enhance their careers. The organization stimulates an atmosphere of open dialogue within the MCNY community to promote knowledge and experience on issues that are related to the business of media.

Visit the official conference website at:
www.graduatemedia.com for more information.

Call: 212-343-1234, ext. 7017 or email: e-mail protected from spam bots

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