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Inside the TV and Film Industry

Join panelists as they discuss the behind the scenes world of the television and film industry.

Saturday, May 21, 2011, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Jonas Clark Hall, Room 120

Panelists include:
Elana Barry '86, Head of Television, Anonymous Content
Marcia Butzel, Associate Professor of Screen Studies, Clark University                                                           Matthew Maguire '06, Freelance Filmmaker
Wendi Trilling '86, Executive Vice President of Comedy Development, CBS Entertainment


Matthew Maguire '06 most recently worked as the Production Manager on "My Decisions" (2011), the new project headed by the Oscar-winning filmmakers Fisher Stevens and Mark Monroe ("The Cove," 2009). "My Decisions" was funded by Microsoft and, and filmed in ten countries on more than four continents.
Matthew has travel extensively, both domestically and internationally, as a Field Producer, Associate Producer, Production Assistant and Camera / Sound Assistant, working in six countries on three continents. This has allowed him the opportunity to document moments including: protests and riots in Palestine and Israel, a genocide memorial in Rwanda, the continued "Troubles" in Northern Ireland, political rallies in California, and the New York City Marathon, among many others.

Matthew’s two short films, "This is Don"(creator/producer/co-director) and "Bunny Boy"(executive producer) have been accepted to numerous film festivals, including South by Southwest Film Festival, Slamdance Film Festival, New York No Limits Film Series and the New York Digital Short Film Festival.

Matthew holds a B.A. in Psychology from Clark University, concentrating in Cultural Psychology and Screen Studies. Matthew also has a post-graduate Professional Certificate from New York University in Digital Video Production.


Wendi Trilling '86 was promoted to Executive Vice President, Comedy Development, CBS Entertainment in Sept. 2004. She reports to Nina Tassler, President, CBS Entertainment. Trilling joined CBS in 1990 in the Current Programs Department. She was named Manager of Comedy/Drama Series Development in 1992 and named Associate Director, Comedy Development in 1993. She was promoted to Director of Comedy Development in 1994, named a Vice President in 1997 and elevated to Senior Vice President, Comedy Development in June 2000. Trilling was the programming executive responsible for developing and championing CBS's signature comedy, "Everybody Loves Raymond," while also developing the Network's most successful comedies including Monday night hits "The King of Queens," "Two and a Half Men" (television's number one comedy), "How I Met Your Mother," "Rules of Engagement," the new comedy Mike & Molly," and "The Big Bang Theory" (the number one comedy among adults 18-49). Prior to joining CBS, Trilling was a senior copywriter at BBK Advertising in Boston. Trilling earned a B.A. in screen studies from Clark University, Worcester, MA.

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