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MEET OUR INDUSTRY EXPERTS


In Your Second Year, Learn From Pros Who Live the Entertainment Business

MEIM Industry Faculty


Heinz College's Master of Entertainment Industry Management program offers students the opportunity to learn from some of the biggest players in the entertainment business.

*CMU Alumni   **MEIM Alumni

  • Alberto Alcaraz
    Process & Continuous Improvement Manager, Cinepolis
    (Film Exhibition)
  • Jonathan Baker
    Producer/Past Executive, Sony Pictures Feature Film Marketing and Domestic Television Research; Currently Producer on Crown Heights, Basmati Blues
    (Film Economics; Marketing and Distribution; Creative Enterprises: For-Profit Systems & Structures)
  • Alisa Ben
    Head of Strategy and Revenue, Rostrum Records
    (The Economy of a Record Label)
  • Liz Berlin
    Founder, partner, and touring musician with Rusted Root; Co-owner, Mr. Smalls Theatre, Recording, and Mastering Studio; Founder/Director, Creative.Life.Support
    (Live Music: Touring & Revenue Streams)
  • Matthew Brodlie
    Director of Acquisitions, Original Films at Netflix
    (Independent Film and Acquisitions)
  • Leonard Caric
    President and Chief Executive Officer, Uncle Charley’s Sausage Company
    (Entrepreneurship in Creative Enterprises)
  • Kate Christensen
    Marketing & Digital Strategy Consultant; Past Director of Digital Media, Sony Pictures Television
    (Digital Strategy)
  • Mark Christopher
    Writer/Director/Producer: Debut feature "54"; Creator/Executive Producer of "Real Life: The Musical"
    (Creative Producing)
  • Joe Cuello
    General Manager, Escapex; Past SVP of Creative Music Integration, MTV
    (Music Supervision)
  • Keith Eich*
    Past Director of Digital Distribution Operations, NBCUniversal; Currently Vice President of Product Development, LegalZoom
    (Capstone Project Advisor)
  • Alison Emilio
    Director, ReFrame (Sundance Institute & Women In Film Los Angeles)
    (Television Marketing and Advertising)
  • Erin Franzman
    Senior Director of Content and Product Strategy, CBS Interactive
    (Television Marketing and Advertising)
  • Daniel T. Green*
    MEIM Program Director, Heinz College
    (Entertainment Ethics; Script and Story Analysis; Capstone Project and Practicum Advisor)
  • Benjy Grinberg
    Founder and President, Rostrum Records
    (Artist Development in the Music Industry)
  • John Harrison
    Director/Producer/Composer
    (Film/TV Production Management)
  • Adam Hime
    Senior Vice President, Business and Legal Affairs, Viacom Media Networks
    (Intellectual Property)
  • Lee Hollin**
    Vice President, Current Programming, CBS Network and CBS TV Studios
    (Television Development Workshop)
  • Ed Lammi
    Executive Vice President, Sony Pictures Television
    (Film/TV Production Management)
  • David Lavin
    Senior Vice President of Business Affairs, CBS Television Studios, Inc.
    (Television Business & Legal Affairs)
  • Ashleigh Marzynski**
    Research Manager, International Client Service, NRG
    (Film Economics; Marketing and Distribution)
  • Tom Meredith
    Consultant, Television Research, Screen Engine LLC Capstone Advisor
    (Capstone Project Advisor)
  • Miguel Mier*
    Chief Operating Officer, Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas; Producer, 3 Idiotas
    (Film Exhibition)
  • John Miller
    Chief Marketing Officer, NBC Universal Television Group
    (Special Faculty Lecturer)
  • Holly Newman
    CEO, Liquid Entertainment; Past EVP, Crave Entertainment
    (Business of Gaming)
  • Pat Quinn
    Partner/Manager, Quinn Media Management
  • Dan Rosen
    Past Head of Research, Warner Bros. Studios; Currently an Entertainment Research Consultant
    (Market Research in the Entertainment Industry; Capstone Project Advisor)
  • Jeffrey Schneider
    Executive Vice President, Business and Legal Affairs, National Geographic Partners
    (TV Economics; Intellectual Property; Entertainment Economics)
  • Charles Segars
    Chief Executive Officer and Board of Directors, Ovation TV and Ovation New Media
    (Special Faculty Lecturer)
  • Scott Shooman
    Executive Vice President of Acquisitions and Co-Productions, CBS Films
    (Film Festival Instructor; Film Acquisitions)
  • Kevin Stein
    Media and Marketing Strategist; Principal, Kevin Stein Consulting
    (Capstone Project Advisor)
  • John Tarnoff
    MEIM Program Head of Industry Relations; Past Executive, DreamWorks Animation; Co-Founder, Village Roadshow Pictures
    (Future of the Industry; Capstone Project Advisor)
     
  • Paula Wagner*
    Producer/CEO, Chestnut Ridge Productions; Past CEO, MGM/Cruise/Wagner Productions
    (Navigating the Practical Realities of the Film Industry)