Entertainment Management Association (EMA)

The Entertainment Management Association (EMA) prepares UCLA Anderson students for careers in the entertainment industry through a robust series of professional, networking and educational events. EMA focuses on building strong professional networks and fostering deep industry knowledge to help our members achieve unmatched access to top employment opportunities in all major functional areas of entertainment and media. The EMA reaches all sectors of the media and entertainment industry, including film, television, technology, new media, gaming, eSports and music.

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Club Events

 
Entertainment Career Night

Entertainment Career Night (ECN) is EMA’s annual marquee recruiting event. ECN is an opportunity for EMA members to learn more about career opportunities directly from representatives of various entertainment and technology companies. Students have secured both internships and full-time roles as a result of this event. Former corporate attendees of the event include Disney, Warner Bros., NBCUniversal, 20th Century Fox, HBO, Google, Netflix, Sony Pictures, Lionsgate, Paramount, Amazon Studios, Hulu, Universal Music, Live Nation, Fandango, Activision/Blizzard and CAA.

Annual Alumni Mixer

The EMA's Annual Alumni Mixer gives students the opportunity, in a more casual setting, to connect with Anderson alumni working in the entertainment industry. Held in the fall, this event provides a touch point for networking at the beginning of the school year.

Silicon Valley & NYC Treks

During designated weeks in fall and winter quarters, Anderson students travel to Silicon Valley and New York City to connect with several entertainment and technology companies. In association with AnderTech, EMA members can attend the Silicon Valley Trek, which exposes students to companies at the intersection of technology and entertainment such as Netflix, Sony Playstation, Ticketfly and Pandora. The NYC Trek has included companies such as Google, A&E Networks, Sony Music, NBCUniversal, Spotify, Yahoo! and DirecTV.

Career Development & Interview Prep

The EMA has designed a comprehensive curriculum to prepare students for networking and recruiting in the entertainment industry. The curriculum is designed in coordination with the Parker Career Series and provides general industry education, small group development sessions and individualized preparation and mentorship. The curriculum provides an industry foundation before breaking out into specialized programming for film, television, new media, gaming and music. The series is held throughout the fall and winter quarters with additional ad hoc events in the spring.

Annual Alumni Networking Event

The EMA’s annual alumni networking event (“Networking 101”) allows students to connect with recent Anderson alumni who currently work in the entertainment industry. In coordination with our career development series, Networking 101 provides first-year MBA students an introductory opportunity to prepare and practice networking in entertainment.

D48's (Dinner for Eights) and MBA Spotlights

Two of our regularly held programming series are D48’s and MBA Spotlights, in which one professional and a group of students dine and discuss the entertainment industry in an informal setting. The dinners are hosted by an executive or a current EMA member who works in the entertainment industry and allow students the chance to develop a deeper understanding of a specific function within the industry.

Pulse Conference & MEMES Events

EMA members have special access to events, conferences and speakers organized in partnership with the Center for Management of Enterprise in Media, Entertainment & Sports (MEMES). The annual PULSE Conference brings together students, alumni and leading industry experts to discuss industry trends and challenges. Students can also compete in the Entertainment Case Competition, attend NextFest and the Big Data Conference, or meet with top executives in small group settings.

Sundance Film Festival

Every year, our members attend the Sundance Film Festival. The EMA organizes tickets, lodging and transportation so students are afforded the full festival experience. EMA members also have the chance to attend sponsored parties, try out new technologies like virtual reality, eat at local restaurants and even go skiing.

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