The Florida A&M University Lyceum Series Presents the 2009 Media & Entertainment Conference - November 13-14, 2009

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Florida A&M University (FAMU) Lyceum Series will host a Media and Entertainment Conference on Friday, November 13, and Saturday, November 14 on FAMU’s campus. The conference will bring together various top media and entertainment industry executives to provide guidance, educational tips and knowledge to college students looking to have a career in media, entertainment, sports, business and law. Some of the scheduled topics for the conference include the following: Exploring Career Opportunities in the Media Industry; Music Producers Workshop; The Art of Branding Yourself; Women in Entertainment Empowerment Network Presents: “PUMP CAMP;” Succeeding in a Digital World; Break into the Music; Entertainment Law: The Legal Side of the Industry; Fashion is My Passion; and much more.

The Florida A&M Lyceum Series is proud to present the 2009 Media and Entertainment Conference (M.E.C.) on November 13-14, 2009 on the campus of Florida A&M University located in Tallahasee, FL.

The entertainment industry was once considered a career path with a limited number of opportunities; however, the recent synergy illuminating between the various entertainment and corporate entities are now presenting options for everyone to find their niche. The Florida A& M University Lyceum Series Media and Entertainment Conference is a progressive partnership dedicated to educating, empowering, and inspiring individuals seeking careers in the entertainment industry.

"The Florida A&M University Lyceum Series recognizes the importance of education, exposure, and preparation. The Media and Entertainment Conference will be a bridge between executives and students to provide insight on the importance of internships, networking, and the reward of hard work in the competitive media and entertainment industry, "says Sherise Malachi-Director of Media and Entertainment Conference.

The 2009 Media and Entertainment Conference will feature esteemed Florida A&M University Alumni and notable industry professionals that include: Ali Muhammad, Florida A&M Graduate, Media & Advertising Executive, Amir Windom, Florida A&M Graduate, Director of A&R, Atlantic Records, Christopher “Play” Martin, Hip Hop Artist, Kid N Play, Delaney Douglass, Florida A&M Graduate, Founder/CEO Zingari LLC, Joe Bullard, Florida A&M Graduate, Program Director, Cumulus Media, Joshua Fahiym Ratcliffe, Florida A&M Graduate, Deputy Director, The League of Young Voters, Former Editor of Source Magazine, Khari “Needlz” Cain, Florida A&M Graduate, Top Producer, Kimberly Cooper, President BG Unlimited, BET Networks, Lauren Lake, TV Personality, Attorney, Designer, Life Coach and Author, Larry Hester, Senior Content Manager,, Lloyd Cambridge, Partner/CFO Optimum Capital Management, Michael “Mancini” McConnell, President, Team Mancini, Rashida Maples, Florida A&M Graduate, Top Entertainment Lawyer, Rikers, Head of Marketing Stall & Dean, Music Editor for Beyond the Race Magazine, Ryan Mack, President of Optimum Capital Management, LLC, Sabrina Thompson, Women In Entertainment Network Chair Woman (W.E.E.N), Shanti Das, Music Veteran, WEEN Board Member, Sherise Malachi, Director of Marketing & NTR, Radio One Inc, Sherry Bitting, Florida A&M Graduate, Principal-SJB Communications and Consultant to COMPLEX Magazine, Walter Jones, Director of Urban A&R, SONY/ATV Publishing, Winsome Sinclair, Florida A&M Graduate, Casting Director, Winsome Sinclair & Assoc, and Xavier Jernigan, Florida A&M Graduate, Senior Director of Digital & Traditional Marketing, Universal Music Group.

“This will serve as a foundation networking for students who want to pursue careers in the entertainment industry,” said Kawachi Clemons, director of the FAMU Institute for Hip Hop and Music Industry Studies. “The university is extremely excited about adding the conference as a part of the Lyceum Series.”

The Department of Music is currently developing a bachelor’s degree in music industry. This conference will provide university students with networking opportunities. My hope is to integrate this conference into the the interdisciplinary programming of the institute to provide extensive opportunities for students in music, business, journalism, graphic communications and law.

The Florida A&M University Lyceum Series Media and Entertainment Conference will take place on November 13-14, 2009 from 9 am-6 pm on the campus of Florida A&M University. Registration will begin promptly at 8 am and will close at 12 noon on November 13 and November 14. Registration for Florida A&M University Students is $10.00, and for non students the cost is $20.00. For more information and registration, please visit : .

For all media inquiries, please feel free to contact Syreta J. Oglesby via syretajoglesby(at)gmail(dot)com or 201-658-3711.

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