Media Career Chat: Careers in Entertainment

The Media Career Chat Series

Alumni of The Media School are journalists and marketing professionals, advertising executives and public relations experts, filmmakers and directors, scholars, game designers, researchers, and more. We’d like you to meet them!

The Media Career Chat series is an excellent opportunity to meet and gain insight from experts in your industry. Connect with our panelists on the Walter Center Success Network before or after the session!

Also on March 5 is Media Career Chat: Careers in Sports Media.

Event Details + Registration Steps

The first portion of this Media Career Chat will be the full panel sharing their industry experience and providing valuable insight for students seeking media careers in entertainment. Following this group discussion, panelists will be available for smaller group discussions in breakout rooms.  

Now, let’s get you registered by following these steps:

  1. Register for the event via Zoom.
  2. Let us know your order of preference for smaller group discussions by filling out this quick survey.
    We’ll try our best to assign you to your preferred panelist’s breakout room! 

Careers in Entertainment Panelists

Julie Gurovitsch | Music Producer, Talent Co-Head, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Julie GurovitschJulie Gurovitsch joined “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” in April 2015 as the Music Talent Executive. 
In this role, Gurovitsch is responsible for scouting, booking and producing musical appearances on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.” Under Gurovitsch’s purview, booking highlights have encompassed a wide-range of talent including Taylor Swift, Adele, Ariana Grande, A Tribe Called Quest, Bruce Springsteen, Childish Gambino, Britney Spears, The Doobie Brothers with Michael McDonald, Kendrick Lamar, Loretta Lynn, Madonna, Metallica, Patti Smith, Stevie Wonder, The Weeknd and The Who – the legendary group’s 2016 appearance on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” was their first full television performance in 49 years.   Additionally, Gurovitsch oversaw the “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” bookings and television debuts of artists including Cardi B, Khalid, Dua Lipa (US TV debut), Julia Michaels, Maren Morris (Late Night debut), Camilla Cabello (solo debut), Troye Sivan, Bad Bunny, and Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats.  

Gurovitsch graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism. She resides in Manhattan. 

Shannon Howard | Vice President, Comedy Development, Warner Bros TV

Shannon Howard currently serves as Vice President of Comedy Development at Warner Bros Television. During her time there, she has overseen the development of the series “The Sex Lives of College Girls” created and produced by Mindy Kaling, which will be released on HBO Max next Fall. She has also overseen the development of the STARZ horror-comedy pilot “Shining Vale” starring Courteney Cox and Greg Kinnear along with the multicam show on FOX entitled “Call Me Kat” starring Mayim Bialik. Prior to her time at Warner, she served as Vice President of Comedy Development at NBC where she was part of the development of “The Good Place” and “Superstore.” She previously worked at The Mark Gordon Company and ABC. Shannon started her career as an assistant at Creative Artists Agency (CAA) and served as a coordinator at ABC during the development of “Modern Family” and “The Middle.” She graduated from Indiana University with a degree in Telecommunications and Business and grew up in North Canton, Ohio.

J. Lee | Writer, Actor, Musician

J. Lee is an American actor, writer, and occasional musician known for playing Lt. John LaMarr on the Fox science-fiction comedy television series “The Orville.” He has a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University‘s Jacob’s School of MusicJ. Lee started working at Fuzzy Door Productions as a receptionist where he befriended Seth MacFarlane and soon began working for him on many projects, which jump-started his career. 


Brian Stack | Writer/Actor, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Brian Stack graduated from Indiana University in 1986 with a BA in Telecommunications and a minor in Psychology.  He worked at the student radio station and did some cartoons/illustrations for the Indiana Daily Student.  He then got an MA in Communication Arts from The University of Wisconsin-Madison. After working in advertising in Chicago for 4 years, he was hired by Chicago’s Second City Theatre where he worked in the National Touring Company and later co-wrote/performed 3 revues in the resident company.  In ’97, he was hired as a writer/performer on “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” and worked with Conan for the next 18 years before starting work writing for “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” where he still works today. He has also appeared as a guest actor on such shows as “30 Rock”, “Parks and Recreation”, “New Girl”, and “The Office”.  

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For more information, contact:
Sarah Cady
Associate Director, Employer Relations

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