co-creator Peter Casey hosts 'Changing Channels: Braving the New World
of Byte-Sized Media,' presented by the Broadcast & Electronic Communication
Arts Department, March 22-23, 2006
Two-day media symposium marks the SFSU Broadcasting Department's 60th Anniversary inviting media professionals and students to weigh in with high-profile panelists on the currents of a swiftly moving industry
January 27, 2006 -- Tackling everything from iPods to blogging, "Changing
Braving the New World of Byte-Sized Media"
is a professional conversation on the future of the media and entertainment
industries. The two-day symposium will be hosted by Peter Casey,
executive producer and co-creator of "Frasier" and 2002 SFSU
alumnus of the year. Featuring four distinguished panels, the event marks
60th Anniversary of the founding of the Broadcast and Electronic
Communication Arts (BECA) Department at San Francisco State
University, and welcomes students, faculty and media professionals from
to weigh in with high-profile panelists on the currents of a swiftly
moving industry. Panelists will include Brent Stranathan, Vice President,
CBS, Inc., David Sacks, Vice President Current Television Programs, Warner
Bros. Television, Jack Angel, noted voice of animated films and television
("Toy Story," "Finding Nemo"), Marlon Quintero, Director of Programming
Development Univision Networks, and Charles Stockley, sound designer
("Lord of the Rings," the game).
The Distribution Revolution: From iPods to High Definition. A panel of top industry executives and technology experts explore the implications for producers and consumers of new ways of sending and viewing everything from television programs and music videos to feature films.
The Newscast of 2015: Will Technology Change the Definition of News? News on demand, blogs, and VJ's (video journalists) are just some of the new terms being heard in newsrooms across the country. A distinguished panel of broadcast news media professionals respond to this question: Will technology save broadcast news or render it meaningless?
Making a Game of It: Are Broadcasting and Electronic Games Converging into a New Entertainment Medium? Digital gamers develop concepts based on popular entertainment content, television producers develop concepts based on popular digital games, and some innovators even develop games you can play as you watch the program on television. Panelists from the digital games and entertainment industries share their visions about worlds in convergence.
Changing Media, Changing Careers: Reflections on the Art of Success. Prominent media professionals, including Peter Casey, David Sacks and Jack Angel, reflect on what worked and what went wrong as they pursued their ambitions and dreams.
Peter Casey, a native San Franciscan, began his television career in 1979 as a staff writer for "The Jeffersons." In 1985, he became a writer and producer for the highly acclaimed comedy series "Cheers." In 1989, he formed Grub Street Productions with partners David Lee and David Angell. Their first created show was the popular NBC comedy, "Wings," followed by "Frasier," which premiered on NBC in 1993. It was an instant popular and critical success, running for 11 seasons. "Frasier" earned a television series record total of 31 Emmys, including three for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (Grammer) and two for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (David Hyde Pierce). In addition, the series garnered the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award; three People's Choice Awards for Favorite Television Comedy, Favorite New Television Comedy Series and Best Actor (Grammer); a Humanitas Prize; Golden Globes for Best Musical or Comedy Series and Best Actor (Grammer), and the TV Guide Award as Favorite Comedy Series, along with many other accolades.
The Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts (BECA) Department
The SFSU College of Creative Arts
Arts Building, SFSU campus, 1600 Holloway
at 19th Ave, SF
Changing Channels is a professional conversation on the future of the media and entertainment industries. Featuring four distinguished panels, the event celebrates the 60th Anniversary of the founding of the Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts Department. Students, faculty and media professionals from throughout California are welcome. Panels are as follows:
Wednesday, March 22, 2-4 p.m.
Theatre, Creative Arts bldg
March 23, 9:30 - 11 a.m.
March 23, 11:10 a.m. 12:30 p.m.
Studio One, Creative Arts bldg
Studio Two, Creative Arts bldg
1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132 415/338-1111