Behind the Scenes: the truth of working your way up in the shadows of Hollywood
Join us for a candid conversation with writer Eboni Freeman and producer Skylar Andrews about how they both carved out paths as Black women in the entertainment industry. Together Eboni and Skylar will share the not-so-glamorous aspects of establishing yourself in entertainment, the unspoken rules of Hollywood, and what it’s truly like to be a writer and producer. This is an exclusive opportunity for LSA students to learn from and engage with two established Black women working in entertainment.
About Skylar and Eboni:
Skylar Andrews (Communications and Media, ‘09) is a producer, driven to shed light on stories that challenge conventional paradigms. Her recent producing work includes Alex Morgan: The Equalizer, an ESPN+ documentary series, Milestones, a branded short film series with Toyota, and More Than a Football Player, an original short film and live performance with LeBron James’ sports empowerment brand UNINTERRUPTED. Skylar is currently developing an array of scripted and doc projects.
Eboni Freeman (Sports Management, ‘09) is a native Angelino who got her start in the television industry working behind the scenes for Fox Sports; winning an Emmy for her work covering the 2015 Women’s World Cup. In 2016, Eboni was chosen as a Sundance Episodic Fellow for her TV pilot, LOVELY WOMEN, which was also selected for WeForShe’s 2018 WriteHer List. She is currently an Executive Story Editor on the hit NBC series, THIS IS US. In 2019, Eboni was nominated for a Writer’s Guild Award and a Humanitas Award for her work on the show.
You should attend this session if you are:
A liberal arts and/or sciences undergraduate student
Interested in a career as a writer or producer
Looking to learn from the perspectives of Black women in entertainment
What you’ll gain from attending:
Get advice on how to navigate a career in entertainment
Get the inside scoop on the not-so-glamorous or rarely-surfaced aspects of working life in entertainment
Gain connections to two established professionals in entertainment
RSVP now to reserve your spot. By signing up, you will receive an email with details on how to join this virtual workshop the morning of the session.
The LSA Opportunity Hub aims to deliver inclusive and accessible experiences and welcomes all LSA students to participate. If you require accommodations to participate in this event please contact Carla Huhn at Carlavoy@umich.edu or 734.763.4674. so we can make arrangements.
Please be advised that this virtual event will be recorded and may be published later at future date through LSA Opportunity Hub’s media channels. If you’d prefer not to be recorded, please make sure to mute your video at the start of the event. If you have any concerns or questions, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.