For the past 20 years, Rebekah Leekley has been a working screenwriter and filmmaker. She received a Primetime Emmy Award for her work on HBO’s original series Spawn and co-wrote the movie Mafia Doctor for CBS.
She has written, directed, shot and edited both live action and documentary short films. Her short film Manny premiered at the Santa Cruz Film Festival in Fall 2014. She has written features, developed and written short form original television series as well as long form mini-series and movies for HBO, CBS, TNT, Lifetime, AMC, and FOX. She is also a creative content creator who has developed branded digital entertainment for companies such as Google, Intel and Chanel.
She currently teaches an Industry Film, TV and Digital Media class and a Writing for Television class for UC Santa Cruz's Film & Digital Media Department. She is a proud UC Santa Cruz alumna.
[The lecture originally scheduled with Professor Marianne Weems is postponed until Fall 2018.]
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The 2018 Arts Dean’s Lecture Series on Creative Entrepreneurship is part of the Arts Division’s new creative entrepreneurship initiative entitled Artist21, this year’s series features a distinguished roster of arts practitioners, creatives, educators, and advocates who provide illuminating insights, practical tools, and personal stories on how to shape an artistic or arts-related career in the 21st century.
As a component of the course THEA 7-01 taught by Dean Susan Solt with Co-Instructor Nada Miljkovic, the series is open to graduates and undergraduates. Non-arts students are also welcome to enroll in the course and attend the series. The public is invited.
Sponsors: UC Santa Cruz Arts Division, Arts Dean’s Fund for Excellence, Theater Arts Department, U.S. Bank
Speakers are subject to change.
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FREE and open to the public
Parking $4 by permit (available from paystation vending machine in the Arts parking lot #126 after 4:30PM).