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How to Get a Job in an Industry in Turmoil

Live panel/Q&A presentation on December 16 with Greg Beebe, Gavin Lurssen, Susan Vaill.

Join KMD Productions on December 16, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. PST as three audio insiders offer tips on how to get a job during the Covid-19 pandemic. Learn how a manufacturer, a mastering engineer and a TV editor have adapted. They will offer their best advice on standing out in a job search in this 2-D world.

This 30 minute panel will be followed by a 15-minute Q&A.

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GREG BEEBE: Greg Beebe, currently Director, Professional Audio, has worked with Sennheiser in various roles since 1992, starting as an Application Engineer and working his way up through the company. He is currently the Director Professional Audio. His role includes: Global P&L responsibility for the Professional Audio business unit which include Live Performance, Theatre, Studios, House of Worship, Audio for Video, Music Industry and Broadcast markets. Duties include team/talent development, strategic planning, product management, strategic alliances, technical application engineering, marketing, sales, business development, customer & market insights. Greg champions customer centric initiatives to further place end-user value at the nucleus of product, promotion, price and place.

GAVIN LURSSEN: Gavin Lurssen is the president and principal engineer at Lurssen Mastering. He is a twelve-time Grammy nominee and four-time Grammy winner. Artists whose albums he has mastered include the Foo Fighters, Ben Harper, Queens of the Stone Age, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Eric Clapton and Sara Bareilles, to name just a few. He also has worked on the soundtracks for Game of Thrones, The Queen’s Gambit, Mulan, The Mandalorian and Black Panther.

SUSAN VAILL, ACE: Susan Vaill, ACE, is an editor of both comedy and drama series, including Space Force, This Is Us, and Grey’s Anatomy. She has also edited six television pilots and helped launch five shows in their first season. Susan first entered the film industry in an ‘80s Doublemint gum commercial and the Hal Ashby film Bound For Glory. She studied film theory and art history at Williams College and got an MFA in film production at USC. After assistant-editing documentaries and feature films like The Last Samurai, Susan edited over 70 episodes of Grey’s Anatomy which won the Golden Globe for Best Drama Series in 2008. Her very first episode “Into you Like A Train” was nominated for the DGA Award in Drama. Susan also directed three episodes of the series, one of which featured an Emmy-winning performance by guest actress Loretta Devine. More recently, Susan turned to comedy, editing the half-hour series Grandfathered, Me, Myself & I, and Netflix’s Space Force, created by Greg Daniels and Steve Carrell. She also edited the award-winning drama This Is Us, and the critically acclaimed AMC dramedy Lodge 49. Her Lodge 49 episodes “Circles” and “Le Reve Impossible” earned spots on The New York Times’ and Entertainment Weekly’s year-end lists of Best Episodes of Television of 2019. In 2018, Susan was selected to join the society of American Cinema Editors, and in 2019 she spearheaded ‘Bumped Up: the Leadership Workshop for New Editors’, a recurring event co-sponsored by ACE and the Editors Guild.