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John H. Mitchell Critical Conversations


The Critical Conversations Fund is used to support FTVM’s signature speaker series which brings prominent industry professionals, academics, and practitioners to campus to address current topics of interest to the entertainment and media industry.

Our Fall 2023 John H. Mitchell Critical Conversation, "Finding Your Way: Creative Careers in an Era of Streamers, Studios, and AI," held on Tuesday, November 14, 2023, addressed career paths related to contemporary transformations in the entertainment industry. 

This year's conversation featured the Fall 2023 John H. Mitchell Visiting Professor in Media Entertainment, Scholar and Author, Miranda Banks, in conversation with Writer Robb Chavis; CMO of Fantom Foundation, Joseph Epstein; and Writer/Director/Producer Gail Lerner.



Photos (above and below), Brittany Greeson, Michigan Photography