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This FUTURE NOW Workshop on HOW TO JUMPSTART YOUR CAREER is designed to help you get in the zone, be encouraged, and set yourself up for success. We will share practical tips to help you plan, utilize resources, and maximize opportunities that are already free and available to you.

How to Jumpstart Your Career
JULY 31, 2022

SPEAKERS: Alexandra Monaco, AMC Networks People & Culture Business Partner; Kristen McCormack, Williams College, Director for Arts, Communications, and Technology; Sierra Porter, FUTURE NOW alumna '18.; and Margaret "Peggy" Kim (moderator).

MEET Jonathan Coleman

Executive Vice President, Guy Walks into a Bar

JONATHAN COLEMAN is Executive Vice President at Guy Walks into a Bar, where he develops and produces film and television projects. Recent works include SULLY (Clint Eastwood, Tom Hanks), SNOW DRAGON (Flashlight Films), as well as forthcoming television projects MERCURY 13 (Jessica Chastain, ABC), and ALL APOLOGIES (MGM). In addition to his film and television work, Jonathan is an accomplished Voiceover Artist, producing work for IMAX, Audible, Vanderbilt University, and the U.S. Government. Jonathan graduated from Wheaton College, where he studied Film and created several award-winning shorts. He makes his home in Manhattan. In this Leadership Talk, we will cover: - Jonathan's role at Guy Walks into a Bar and his career as a writer and producer - What it takes to be a good writer and storyteller - What sells, what doesn't, and why - The impact of the strikes, what’s changing and why, and where is it headed - His advice for aspiring writers, directors, and producers, on how to hone their craft and get noticed. For more on Jonathan, go to: We will have a Q&A with the audience. Please bring your questions. Please RSVP by September 19. Space is limited.

SEPT 20, 2023
12P - 1P ET | PW: FN2023


At FUTURE NOW, we believe in the power of mentorship and the vital role it can play in one's personal and professional growth and development, and we are thrilled to launch our third year of the FUTURE NOW Mentoring Program! 


At FUTURE NOW, we believe in the power of mentorship and the vital role it can play in one's personal and professional growth and development, and we are thrilled to launch the fifth year of the FUTURE NOW Mentoring Program! 

Applications now closed.

This program is open to FUTURE NOW alumni only, who have attended the FUTURE NOW Media & Entertainment Conference.  We select the top twenty (20) applicants for the nine-month-long program, which begins in September and concludes in May.  Each of the twenty (20) mentees are matched with a mentor from the industry, based on their mutual interests and goals. 

​Applications for the 2023 - 2024 FUTURE NOW Mentoring Class are now closed.

In the meantime, check out this VIDEO and get inspired by RAVI GUNDLAPALLI, Founder & CEO of MentorCloud, who spoke at the 2019 FUTURE NOW Media & Entertainment Conference. 

“Show me a successful individual and I’ll show you someone who had real positive influences in his or her life. I don’t care what you do for a living—if you do it well I’m sure there was someone cheering you on or showing the way. A mentor.” 

— Denzel Washington

  • Hone your leadership, networking, and marketing skills

  • Gain valuable experience

  • Build your resume

  • Be recognized in front of industry leaders and your peers

  • Enjoy great perks and privileges!

  • ​FREE access to 2024 FUTURE NOW Media & Entertainment Conference.   

  • Special recognition and call outs at the Conference 

  • Official Certificate as a FUTURE NOW Campus Ambassador

  • Industry exposure through Spotlight feature on YOU on FUTURE NOW's social media

  • Exclusive access to group mentoring session with the Founder & CEO of FUTURE NOW

  • FUTURE NOW Campus Ambassador on your RESUME

  • Official Recommendation on your LinkedIn profile

  • Top 3 Recruiters will be honored and awarded a special prize.



Become a FUTURE NOW Campus Ambassador. Contact us at



This is an incredible opportunity to meet industry leaders and build your professional networks. Don't miss out. REGISTER NOW and connect with mentors from the industry, who are coming from different companies, career tracks, and disciplines. Come prepared to ask questions and make meaningful connections.

Meet and Be Mentored by Industry Leaders
OCT 19, 2023, 12P - 1P ET


  • 12:00p - 12:05p - Welcome and introductions

  • 12:05p - 12:25p - Speed Mentoring Round 1

  • 12:25p -12:30p - Group share

  • 12:30p - 12:50p - Speed Mentoring Round 2

  • 12:50p - 12:55p - Group share

  • 12:55p - 1:00p - Wrap up

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