What's happening at Park this fall??

A hub of innovation, collaboration, and mentoring

The Park School supports centers, programs, and events that compliment our curriculum and infuse new ideas not only into our student community, but to the entire campus, our local area, and to the wider media industry. 

Our building is abuzz with visitors every day - we bring in a range of scholars and outstanding professionals for speaker series, technical workshops, screenings, and awards. We have a deep and loyal alumni base and you can find them speaking in person or via video conference to classes  and clubs.

Speakers, events, and visitors for fall 2019

  • Our Park Distinguished Visitor this fall was filmmaker Jeff Orlowski, the director, producer, and cinematographer on the Sundance Award-Winning film, Chasing Ice and also Chasing Coral.  As founder of Exposure Labs, a production company geared toward socially relevant filmmaking.

  • During alumni reunion the weekend of October 11-13, the Park School hosted our annual "Park Tank"  and "Pitch It to Produce It" events where students pitched ideas for media businesses or films / series to panels of alumni and receive mentoring and start-up cash prizes.  Additionally, we celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Golden Doorknob Awards.

  • Dan Heffner '78 , producer of the Saw horror films will be Professional-in-Residence October 7-12.

  • Ray Villeda '07, Emmy award-winning journalist at WNBC New York will be Professional-in-Residence October 13-15

  • Caitlyn Burns, transmedia storyworld producer,  works on global blockbuster feature films, award-winning television shows, console games, VR, AR, and Mixed Reality. She will be here November 11-13 speaking in classes related to screenwriting and live event design,  and holding office hours to mentor and network with students.