Flagler professor attends national television seminar
Jan 30, 2019
by Jayda Barnes, '20
Tracy Halcomb, professor and internship coordinator of communication, spent the week of Nov. 4-9 in Los Angeles for the Television Academy Foundation Faculty Seminar as one of 25 Faculty Seminar Fellows selected from colleges nationwide. The seminar provided attendees the opportunity to meet top executives in television development, production and programming.
The goal of the seminar was to provide faculty valuable information about the television industry to work into their classrooms across the nation, preparing the next generation of television leaders. In addition to private seminars and panel discussions, faculty were able to interact with different aspects of current television. They saw how the dragons in “Game of Thrones” were created from the head of post-production for HBO, were escorted around the Warner Bros studio lots by the production designer for “The Big Bang Theory” and “Mom” and were even able to join the live studio audience tapings of “Dancing with the Stars” and “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”
“It was an amazing week,” said Halcomb. “I collected so many great resources for my video and audio production classes, as well as my media law classes.”
Armed with so much new information on the television industry, Halcomb will be able to educate her students on current trends. She has already begun to integrate her knowledge into this semester’s curriculum, setting students up for success. This spring semester is her return to full-time faculty duties following a year-long sabbatical. During that time, she's been busy producing her award-winning film, "Cracking Aces: A Woman's Place at the Table" and promoting the film internationally.