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8/31/2015 11:00 AM

DENVER - Network with and learn from top media entertainment executives, learn about the ins and outs of film and TV production in Colorado, and hear inside stories from Starz about the creation of some of their most popular original series. For the first time, Dolly Wolf Enterprises brings its popular One Day Immersion in TV, Cable & Digital Entertainment program for college students to Denver. Registration is now open for the inaugural event on Friday, October 9 at The Cable Center on the University of Denver campus.


This half-day program, held in New York City for the past three years, will offer panel discussions and a networking reception with some of today's most successful entertainment and media imaginative thinkers. 


Currently-enrolled college students, faculty and recent graduates can register for free today at The conference will also be made available for live streaming to students across the United States and internationally.


The event schedule is as follows: 


Check In and Networking


Welcome & Opening Remarks

Speaker: Dolly Wolf



KEYNOTE SPEAKEREvan Shapiro, EVP, Digital Enterprises, NBCUniversal



An Organization You Should Know: Open Media Foundation


10:10 - 11:00a.m.
PANEL ONE: The State of Film, TV and Media Production in Colorado

What are the dos and don'ts to getting your project funded? Hear from the experts at the Colorado Film, TV and Media Commission

Moderator:  To Be Announced
Speakers: Richard Buchanan, Comcast Wholesale; Lauren Sloan, Colorado Office of Film, Television and Media; more to be announced


11:00-11:15a.m. BREAK


PANEL TWO: Careers in Media, Technology & Business Strategy: Real World Advice and Insight You Don't Hear in the Classroom

Hear from media industry leaders and those on the way up.  What was their path from college to current roles? What is their company focus and goals?  What was their best career advice; received and given? What are the career opportunities in their organizations and in the industry?

Moderator: Ron Rizzuto, PhD, Professor of Finance, University of Denver
Speakers: Andy Karofsky, Tribune Media; Vivek Kehmka, Dish Network; Matt McConnell, Comcast Wholesale; Megan McCourt Merk, Sand Cherry and Associates; and Reuben Patterson, Time Warner Cable



PANEL THREE: Starz Entertainment Originals: Bringing a Story to Life
What are the mechanics of getting a show form book to screen? This discussion will be oriented towards making decisions about how to communicate to potential viewers about the show, how to schedule across linear and nonlinear platforms, how research helps in the process.

Moderator: Suzanne Sell, SVP Research
Speakers: Scott Barton, SVP, Branded Digital Content; Stacey Libbrecht, VP, Creative Services; Eric Neal, SVP, Program Planning; Carl Stieneker, Director of Program Planning and Scheduling



Speakers: Dolly Wolf



Network with guest speakers and attendees.


*Schedule Subject to Change


"College students shouldn't miss this very cool event that offers unprecedented access to some of the smartest people in the media industry today," said Sue Hinkin, executive director, Career Services, DU. "One Day Immersion gives students a rare glimpse behind the scenes into how decisions are made, as well as personal insights into this rapidly evolving landscape."


"The Cable Center is thrilled to be a sponsor of the inaugural One Day Immersion event in Denver," said Larry Satkowiak, president and chief executive officer, The Cable Center. "This information-rich afternoon also provides some great opportunities for college students to network and talk with some of the media industry's most prominent members."


One Day Immersion in TV, Cable & Digital Entertainment - Wild West is sponsored by The Cable Center.


The One Day Immersion Executive Committee includes: Zenita Henderson, senior marketing manager, global marketing, ARRIS; Robert Miner, president, Miner & Co Studio; Craig Parks, vice president, programming, Comcast; Evan Shapiro, executive vice president, digital enterprises, NBCUniversal; and conference Co-Chair, and Dolly Wolf, Owner, Dolly Wolf Enterprises, LLC.  For a complete list of ODI Advisory Committee Members, please go to


About Dolly Wolf Enterprises

Formed in 2012, and building upon the momentum of the past ten years of producing collegiate lectures and forums, Dolly Wolf Enterprises strives to offer unprecedented access to top cable and digital TV executives for college students, and to create an authentic connection of media leaders, cable and beyond, with the best and brightest college students and recent grads. The company produces forums where executives share their paths to their current positions, and provide insights and opportunities into the innovative and fast-moving industry.  Dolly Wolf Enterprises fosters strategic relationships for students and executives, as they build mentorships, focused career plans, and ultimately, provide job placement. For more information, visit