Derek I. Webster

Senior Associate Director for Creative Careers

Derek I. Webster

After graduating from Yale as a film studies major, Derek spent a decade in Los Angeles as a literary manager and script consultant. He now organizes and expands the university’s arts career resources. Derek works with students and alumni to explore creative careers, which can include pursuing recruited or external job searches; reviewing submission and pitch materials; improving networking approaches; and helping Yalies to navigate the arts, entertainment or communications related industries. Currently enrolled in the Fairfield Creative Writing MFA program, when not adventuring with his wife and precious/precocious children, Derek is prone to the occasional burst of fiction, both literary and genre: ivanhope.com/writing.

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LIU TV Writers Studio hosting upcoming webinar w/ pitch consultant Laura Brennan

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Showrunner Nikki Toscano (Hunters, 24:Legacy) has said that “Laura teaches you to sell fire in hell.” Join writer and pitch consultant Laura Brennan for a webinar on mastering the new art of pitching on Zoom.

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2021 SUMMER INTERNSHIPS posted at United Talent Agency (UTA)

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It is already Summer recruiting season for UTA, and the 2021 Summer Internship Program application is now live. UTA is actively reviewing resumes and would love to see applicants from your Yale! For more information on UTA’s Summer Internship Program, …

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XR EcoHack, Unity College – Yale team forming

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Yale Blended Reality is looking to put together at least one Yale team for the upcoming Eco Challenge Hackathon.  No Unity experience required!  Register by 11/15 — event takes place over the Thanksgiving weekend Sat/Sunday.  Talk to randall.rode@yale.edu if you …

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Adobe MAX 2020 Creativity Conference – 10/20-22

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Build skills in design, video, photography, illustration, UI, and UX. Improve your career and creative process. MAX is a free virtual event
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Design Brigade & Filmmaking Workshop w/ CCAM this week

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Two more great Creative Careers engagements coming up this week, in partnership with CCAM:

Design Brigade: Community as a Framework for Design
10/14 @ 7:00pm
Participants of the Design Brigade will come together to discuss the ten week summer program for …

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New Postings @ Yale Journalism Initiative Jobs Board

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Interested in tracking journalism opportunities curated by Yale faculty, staff, and alumni? Make sure to keep the Yale Journalism Initiative‘s regularly updated Jobs Board on your radar. There have been a number of recent postings, so not a bad …

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ViacomCBS Spring Internships

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Check out the wide variety of spring/remote internships recently opened for application at ViacomeCBS: from streaming services and web development to social media and TV editorial; both Hollywood and New York. Application is usually anticipated within the first few weeks …

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NBCUniversal Spring/Remote Internships

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Check out the wide variety of spring/remote internships recently opened for application at NBC/Universal: from late night television and sports to graphic design and marketing. Application is usually anticipated within the first few weeks of these postings, so interest should …

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Alumni Talk with United Talent Agency (UTA)

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THIS WEDNESDAY: Join two UTA (United Talent Agency) Yale alumni – Partner & Agent in MP Lit, Emerson Davis, and Ayotunde Ifaturoti, Assistant in TV Lit – for an open discussion about life working at a leading talent agency and insight into …

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Upcoming Readings & Literary Talks

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Interested in the publishing and literary worlds? The English Department and Yale Review together have a series of great literary talks/readings upcoming. See more details and register to attend below:

Public Writing and Editing: Info Session w/ Meghan O’Rourke, Yale …

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