Broadcasting students journey to California

Lydia Stumme-Berg, Staff Writer

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Broadcasting students plan to travel to Los Angeles to learn more about media production through various activities from March 1 to March 5. The students will also be exposed to what it is like to attend college for film and communications.

The group will be given a private tour at Fox Sports Studios, Universal Studios and USC School of Cinematic Arts and Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, according to broadcasting teacher Todd Rubin. The students will be participating in workshops with professors at Annenberg and will be joined by Glenbrook North alumni who attend Loyola Marymount University School of Film and Television in Los Angeles.

The group will tour an ESPN production truck and attend a UCLA vs. USC college basketball game in order to learn how the event is broadcasted. Before the game, the students will be spending time with the group that broadcasts the game. The group will learn the breakdown of the game, the research the team does to prepare for it and what it takes to be a professional broadcaster.

In addition, students will meet the director of the movie “Airplane,” the executive producers of “Pretty Little Liars” and the executive producer of “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” Rubin said.

The students will also be meeting GBN alumnus Nathan Ross (‘91), who is a producer of “Big Little Lies.”

Sophomore Ethan Levy said he is looking forward to the trip and the various learning opportunities the trip presents.

“I hope to learn how what we do here in high school differs in a professional environment,” said Levy. “I look forward to seeing how close what we do here is to what the professionals do, and I look forward to seeing how the quality of a professional production is something we can strive to obtain.”

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