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IEMS Events and Activities

Events and Activities IEMS

The IEMS leadership team would like to give a special thank you to the John C. Hench Foundation, whose generous support makes these events possible.


Conversation & Workshops IEMS
Conversations & Workshops

Participants in IEMS events get to hear firsthand how industry executives are responding to changing market demands, participate in hands-on workshops, and make lasting connections.


IEMS menternship events give students the opportunity to receive career mentorship and advice from industry executives and build relationships toward internships and jobs.

Case Competitions Industry Events
Case Competitions & Industry Events

The IEMS collaborates with numerous industry partners on events that bring the community together to discuss contemporary issues and trends and provide networking opportunities for students and alumni.


Upcoming Events & Activites

OTTX Fall Summit 2023
Entertainment Evolution Symposium: AI in Hollywood
May 22, 2024 l Skirball Cultural Center

We all know AI is reshaping the boundaries of what's possible, but understanding its current capabilities and separating hype from reality is a challenge for even the most tech-savvy among us. From exploring the untapped potential of generative AI to navigating the myriad of new business applications driving automation, the 2024 Entertainment Evolution Symposiumon AI at HITS! promises to inspire and equip you with the knowledge and tools necessary to thrive in today’s constantly evolving digital landscape.

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Masuda Surf Cinema Dedication & Film Screening

Spring 2024 l Wilburn Auditorium

The IEMS is looking forward to hosting the inaugural screening event and dedication for the new Masuda Surf Cinema screening room located in the Wilburn Auditorim next year. Showcasing Filmmaker Takuji Masuda's ('93, MFA '17) incredible film about the life of Bunker Spreckels followed by a private reception, this will be an evening to remember.

More Information Coming Soon


Featured Past Events & Activities

Women. Life. Freedom. Film Screening & Reception
Women. Life. Freedom. Film Screening & Reception

The IEMS and the Center for Women in Leadership hosted an exclusive screening of the documentary short Women. Life. Freedom. and roundtable discussion led by filmmaker Poppy Farsijani (MBA '10) followed by a reception to support Iranian Women.


peakers Series: How Basketball Can Save the World
Speakers Series: How Basketball Can Save the World

The IEMS hosted one of NYU’s most popular professors, David Hollander,  JD, for an interactive talk about his one-of-a-kind humanities course and book, “How Basketball Can Save the World: Thirteen Guiding Principles for Imagining what’s Possible".


Menternship Lunch with NYU Professor David Hollander
Menternship Lunch with NYU Professor David Hollander

The IEMS hosted a private lunch with NYU Professor David Hollander whereby a select group of students got the opportunity to speak with him directly about their experiences and ambitions in sports.

UCLA Game Day Sports Case Competition
UCLA Game Day Sports Case Competition

The IEMS sponsored an interdisciplinary team of graduate students who won 1st place at this 8th annual competition sponsored by the UCLA Anderson School of Management - Center for Media, Entertainment, and Sports.

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Speakers Series
Speakers Series: How to Succeed in Sports 

The IEMS brought legendary sports agent and chairman and CEO of Steinberg Sports & Entertainment, Leigh Steinberg, to campus to give an insightful talk on how to harness the power of sport for the betterment of society.


Events Sneaker Law
Sneaker Law x Miami Law: The Art of the Sneaker Deal Case Study Competition

The IEMS sponsored an interdisciplinary team of graduate students for this timely case study competition and conference at the University of Miami.

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Storytelling IEMS
Storytelling for Entertainment, Business & Law

The IEMS worked with husband and wife team Christiane (JD '98) and Seán Kinney to host a series of workshops on how to craft a compelling story that will connect with your audience.

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America's Hidden War Film Premiere IEMS
Chicago: America’s Hidden War Film Premiere

The IEMS collaborated with filmmakers Dimas and Tiffany Salaberrios on a Red Carpet premiere followed by a Live Q&A moderated by Professor Joi Carr where students had the opportunity to both get involved behind-the-scenes and walk the red carpet.

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Navigating an Uncertain Future in EMS
Navigating an Uncertain Future in EMS

The IEMS hosted a series of conversations with executives from across the media and entertainment sector to explore how the effects of Covid-19 were impacting the industry.

Learn More About Navigating an Uncertain Future in EMS