Panel Event: Sages of a New Age

Sages of a New Ages: How Social Media and Film Intersect

 

In this new age of technology, film is ever evolving. Social media plays a role in filmmaking in a way we have never seen before.  A team of distinguished panelists including female filmmakers, film festival directors, film distributors and communication experts discuss the way social media and film intersect.  Our esteemed moderator, Dr. Heather Addison, Chair of UNLV’s Film Department, will lead the discussion.

 

Saturday March 23, 2019 at 12 PM at the Eclipse Theaters

 

Panelists include: Danielle Jablonski (Clexacon Director), Ashley Arnold (Clexacon Executive Director), Shahab Zargari (Communications Coordinator UNLV’s College of Fine Arts), and  Emily Skyle-Golden (filmmaker and Executive Director of Cordillera International Film Festival).  Panel will be moderated by Dr. Heather Addision, Chair of UNLV's Department of Film.

 

 

Panel: How Social Media and Film Intersect

Confirmed Panelists

Heather Addison
Dr. Heather Addison | Chair of UNLV’s Film Department | Moderator

Dr. Heather Addison joined UNLV FILM in 2016 as the new Chair. She has taught a broad range of courses in film history, criticism, and theory. Her primary research area is Hollywood's relationship to American culture, and at UNLV is focusing on the materials in the Department of Film’s Howard Hughes Motion Picture Records.

Addison has published her work in a large number of scholarly journals. Her books include Hollywood and the Rise of Physical Culture (Routledge, 2003) and Motherhood Misconceived: Representing the Maternal in U.S. Films(SUNY, 2010), a collection of essays co-edited with Elaine Roth and Mary Kate Goodwin-Kelly.

Danielle Jablonski | Clexacon Director | Panelist

ClexaCon is an annual media and entertainment convention for the female LGBTQ community and its allies. The convention's name was born from two popular LGBT characters from the CW's The 100, Clarke and Lexa. When Lexa was killed off of the show unexpectedly, members of the LGBT community responded by forming ClexaCon.

Ashley Arnold | Clexacon Executive Director | Panelist

ClexaCon is an annual media and entertainment convention for the female LGBTQ community and its allies. The convention's name was born from two popular LGBT characters from the CW's The 100, Clarke and Lexa. When Lexa was killed off of the show unexpectedly, members of the LGBT community responded by forming ClexaCon.

Shahab Zargari | Communications Coordinator UNLV’s College of Fine Arts | Panelist

Shahab Zargari is an award-winning filmmaker with a passion for art, photography, music, and creative advertising. He graduated in 2000 from the University of California at Irvine with a degree in Sociology, and a minor in Education. 

He joined UNLV in November 2016 as the communications coordinator for the College of Fine Arts & Performing Arts Center. His job responsibilities include communications and social media management for the departments of art, dance, film, theatre, the School of Architecture, the School of Music, and the Performing Arts Center.

Emily Skyle-Golden | Executive Director of Cordillera International Film Festival and Filmmaker | Panelist

A former News Anchor turned Television Host, Emily Skyle has decided to take a stab at a career that doesn't require a teleprompter...and allows her to eat carbs. 

As a News Anchor, Emily Skyle quickly learned that although she loved reporting on what was going on in the world - she enjoyed telling the stories behind the headlines even more. She left the world of journalism and devoted the next 10 years of her life to writing. Her quick wit and animated story telling skills landed her on the Chicago stages of Second City, iO and eventually brought her back into the world of television and film, both in front of and behind the camera. Whether she’s hosting a travel show, writing and directing quirky screenplays and commercials, taking a short-lived spin as a Home Shopping Host, or tackling a creative social media campaign – you can always count on her to bring her refreshing outlook on life and high energy personality to the table.