Professional Directions: A Conversation with Jess Kane

October 28, 2020

Friday, November 6
4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. EST

Join us for a conversation with Jess Kane, Business Development Executive of This conversation will be facilitated by Philosophy graduate student Ben Sales.

With years of experience in the film industry, primarily working as a producer, Jess has worked on and consulted scripted content from feature films, to commercials, to episodic shows, and beyond. She understands first hand the challenges of breaking into the industry, bringing productions to life, and recently, how to be creative during Covid. She also is the executive heading the filmmaking and crew side of’s platform for the East Coast, which provides her with the insight of exactly what productions and companies are looking for when they need to hire someone.

This event is part of the Department of Performing and Media Arts' Professional Directions series, which invites industry experts to speak about their career journeys as screenwriters, playwrights, editors, producers, directors, theatre critics, dramaturgs, and more.

Jess Kane in a black dress