Watkins Film Student Named a Finalist in National Film Competition
Watkins film student Ryan Pickett was recently selected as one of five finalists in the BE. The Story film competition. This film challenge is part of a larger creative entrepreneurship competition that is the signature US event of Global Entrepreneurship Week. Hundreds of filmmakers from across the US and UK applied to compete in this competition.
As part of this experience, Ryan and the other finalists took part in exclusive entertainment industry workshops at Sony Picture Studios, leading up to a business "pitch" of their ideas to a panel of media moguls that included Russell Simmons, who is the founder of Def Jam records and known as one of the most influential media moguls in the country. To learn more about Ryan, please click here. To read about this event on CNBC, please click here.
About this experience, Ryan says ""It was an amazing experience for me as a film maker because I had the opportunity to showcase myself and my work to some of the most powerful people in the industry. The advice they gave me was informative, insightful, and inspirational. I did not win the 5,000 but I gained numerous connections and potential job offers."