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​Entertainment Symposium


The College of the Desert department of Arts & Media is pleased to announce the second COD Entertainment Technology Symposium on Friday, February 14, 2014. The symposium will feature a panel discussion of working professionals in the entertainment industry, particularly in film and television production.

Confirmed guests include Kim Waltrip (producer), Koji Ohmura (make-up artist, COD alum), Shay Funk (Business Agent, IATSE Local 707), Sheri Davis (Director, Inland Empire Film Division), Don Phillip Smith (Casting Director & Script Developer), Brad Mercer (Director), and Leanna Bonamici (CCO & Co-Founder, CV Studios Entertainment).

The open forum discussion is open to students, educators, and community members interested in working in the entertainment industry. Local organizations will also be on hand to highlight industry opportunities throughout the Coachella Valley. The symposium will begin in the Pollock Theatre at 12:30 p.m. with a panel discussion. Exhibits, networking and refreshments will continue after the panel discussion in Theater Too. 

Admission is free, but reservations are required as space is limited. Note that most other College offices will be closed for the Presidents Day holiday on February 14.

For more information, please call 760-773-2574 or visit