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USC Students Speak on the Future of Entertainment

The ETC welcomed a panel of eight students from several USC schools to give their own insights on the trajectory of interactive media at the March 7, 2019 Executive Board Meeting.

The hour-long forum that covered topics from social media habits to storytelling strategy was condensed into a seven-minute highlight reel on our YouTube channel below. The ETC is producing these student panels on a quarterly basis this year — twice at our Executive Board Meetings and twice at our All Members Meetings. We highly encourage our member companies to attend and join the conversation at these upcoming sessions.


  • Andrew Baker, Computer Science
  • Jenny Xu, International Relations, Business Law, Cinema
  • Jessica Ho, Communications, Computer Science
  • Miho Maeda, Business Administration, Cinema
  • Natalie Monger, Dance, Computer Science, Business Administration
  • Natalie Warren, Aerospace Engineering
  • Nikita Shankar Law
  • Nikolas Nguyen, Physics, Archaeology, Computer Science, Animation


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  • To advance technology and innovation within the entertainment industry
  • To provide a neutral setting for the entertainment industry, technology and electronics companies and to identify and discuss pressing issues
  • To understand the impact of technology on the consumer experience and the creative process
  • To connect and leverage the University of Southern California’s extensive research facilities, faculty and student body with companies
  • To provide insight about emerging consumer habits
  • To convene industry peer groups and partners to share knowledge and experience
  • To create an environment for testing and evaluation of proposed technology solutions
  • To help identify new business models for the entertainment industry
  • To improve the consumer experience and advance the art of entertainment as the 21st century unfolds

ETC Events

Adaptive Production – VFX Standards
March 20. 2019

ETC All Members Meeting
March 21, 2019

Adaptive Production – Blockchain
March 27. 2019

DTS 5G:  The Next Wave in Media Transformation – By Invitation Only
March 28, 2019

Adaptive Production – Archiving
April 3, 2019

ETC Nex Gen Tech Symposium @ NAB Show
LVCC – N257
April 10, 2019

ETC Executive Board Meeting – Board Members Only
June 6, 2019

ETC All Members Meeting 
June 20, 2019

ETC Studio Technology Leaders Dinner – By Invitation Only
USC Town & Gown
June 26, 2019


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