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Guest Speaker Series: Bob Dickson and Matt Green

2018 Speaker Series

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Bob Dickson

Professional writer, Professor Masters University

Bob spent five years as a sports writer for The Santa Clarita Signal, where he received an Associated Press News Executives Council award for sports writing in 2003 and shared in a National Newspaper Association award for best sports series in 2006.

Matt Green

Producer, writer, and director, Masters University

Matt has a passion for sharing knowledge with others. With a BA in Business and an MA in Communication, Matt teaches in the Cinema & Digital Arts.
He is a producer, writer, and director who began his career working on music videos in the late 1990s.

They will be speaking about:

  • The business side of taking a creative project to (and through) production
  • Ways to make a living as a creative professional in the Film business
  • Brief Q&A

7:00 p.m. / Thursday May 24

The MAIN

24266 Main St. Newhall

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Guest Speaker Series: Michael Powell

2018 Speaker Series

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Michael Powell

Visual and Performance Artist

Michael Powell is an award-winning artist and musician who has been a member of the Santa Clarita Artists’ Community for over 30 years. He caught the art bug at age 7 while watching his father draw a horse, and majored in art and music all through high school and college. Michael owned and ran a successful art school in Saugus, The Artist’s Touch, and has taught afterschool art programs at various local elementary schools throughout Santa Clarita and in the San Fernando Valley. Michael is also a professional musician whose talents include playing bass, arranging music, songwriting, engineering recordings, and vocals. He has been teaching at the ARTree in Newhall for three years, and currently serves as a board member. Michael is very passionate about art and music, saying “if you can see it, you can draw it, and if you can hear it, you can play it!”

7:00 p.m. / Thursday, March 22

The MAIN

24266 Main St. Newhall

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Guest Speaker Series: Matt Hernandez

2018 Speaker Series

Matt Hernandez

Vice-President On-Air Design | On-Air Promotion, Design + Animation
CBS Television Network

Los Angeles born and raised Matt Hernandez has creatively led many of the CBS Campaigns you see on a daily basis from Survivor to Star Trek Discovery. As Vice President of Design at CBS Network, Matt oversees the design and animation of CBS’s network branding, image campaigns and all the primetime and daytime promos. He oversees the CBS Design + Animation Department managing a full staff of talented designers. Matt joined the CBS On-Air Promotion Design + Animation department in 2001 as a Senior Designer. He was promoted to Creative Lead in 2010 developing the on-air show brands. He is a multiple Promax/BDA award winner for many of his campaigns. He is also an active member of the Art Directors Guild. Join ARTree on this special night. Matt will be speaking about his journey in the entertainment business as well as tools to stay relevantin the design field.

7:00 p.m. / Thursday, January 25

The MAIN

24266 Main St. Newhall

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