Dr. Lewis B. O’Donnell 2023 Media Summit

Behind the Scenes in Hollywood

SUNY Oswego is thrilled to host its 19th annual Media Summit: Behind the Scenes in Hollywood on October 25, 2023. The university welcomes movie and television industry-leading alumni for a panel discussion focused on the “unsung heroes” of Hollywood. Students and faculty can expect engaging conversation about the lesser-known and celebrated roles in Hollywood, such as those of a screenwriter, post-production editor, musical composer, publicist, or producer. Alumni will provide their industry expertise, as well as share their unique perspectives on timely topics, such as the American ‘Writer’s Strike.’

Leading up to and following the Summit’s panel discussion, are networking opportunities with chosen “career connectors” (also Oswego alumni), who are happy to share advice and career resource information with inquiring students.

Lakers, you won’t want to miss this!


2023 Media Summit General Itinerary:

9:10 – 10:05 a.m. : Classroom visits / breakout discussions : Session 1

10:20 – 11:15 a.m. : Classroom visits / breakout discussions : Session 2

3:00 – 4:15 p.m. : Media Summit panel discussion in Waterman Theatre, *doors open at 2:30 p.m.*

4:45 – 6:00 p.m. : Career Connectors Networking Event in Tyler Art Gallery

View this link for a more detailed itinerary:



2023 Media Summit Live Stream: Behind the Scenes in Hollywood