The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Career Center hosts CBS On-Tour at Mānoa with two presentations, Student of the Business, November 2, and A Conversation with Hawaiʻi Five-0, November 3. Both presentations will be held in the UH Mānoa Art Auditorium at 3:30 p.m.
CBS On Tour is a community outreach program where CBS executives visit universities and junior colleges to speak with students about career opportunities in the entertainment industry. The program was created in 2011 to expose students in largely diverse regions/institutions about the vast occupational options available in entertainment. CBS On Tour, specifically, brings students awareness to the often overlooked career opportunities at CBS, focusing on positions in front of and behind the camera. The goal of this initiative is to create a direct pipeline for diverse individuals from academia to the professional world, and diversify the networks and studios on an executive level.
The speakers for Student of the Business are Tiffany Smith-Anoaʻi, executive vice president of entertainment diversity, inclusion and communications, and Jeanne Mau, vice president of entertainment diversity.
In A Conversation with Hawaiʻi Five-0, participants can get an inside look at the process of how an episode gets made.
- What is involved in hiring the cast and crew.
- How the storytelling comes to life.
- Telling diverse stories that reflect the people of Hawaiʻi.
- Insight on how to break into the business.
- Peter M. Lenkov, executive producer
- Brian Spicer, co-executive producer and director
- Rachel Sutton, casting director (Hawaiʻi)
Tiffany Smith-Anoaʻi, executive vice president of entertainment diversity, inclusion and communications will moderate.
Sign ups for the workshops are available at the UHStudent of the Business and A Conversation with Hawaiʻi Five-0.