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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).



DAVID EILENBERG is Vice President and Head of Content for Roku Media. He is leading the charge to establish Roku’s free ad-supported streaming service The Roku Channel as a destination for both scripted and unscripted original content. He is responsible for the overall vision, creative strategy, and go-to-market execution, as well as long-term growth goals and target audiences, both domestically and in international territories, for content across Roku Media. In his prior role as Head of Roku Originals, David and his team brought highly anticipated titles, including WEIRD: The Al Yankovic Story, Meet Me in Paris, The Great American Baking Show, Martha Cooks, Emeril Cooks, and many more to millions of streamers to enjoy for free. Before joining Roku, David was Chief Creative Officer at ITV America. Among the many series he spearheaded were the multi-Emmy-winning Queer Eye (Netflix); Love Island (CBS and now Peacock in 2022); Hell’s Kitchen (Fox); The Chase (ABC); My Mom, Your Dad (HBO Max); and Rat in the Kitchen (TBS). Prior to ITV, David was SVP of Unscripted Development, Late Night, and Specials at Turner, overseeing such series as King of the Nerds and Cold Justice, as well as the late-night CONAN, starring Conan O'Brien. Before that, he was head of development and current programming for Mark Burnett Productions where he helped develop and produce award-winning hits including The Voice, Shark Tank and Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader? A prolific creator, writer, and producer, Eilenberg was head writer on Weakest Link and a writer on Da Ali G Show. He also was co-director/producer of the critically acclaimed documentary, On Common Ground, and co-created the series Dismissed. In this Leadership Talk, we will cover: - David's career journey developing some of the biggest shows on TV - His take on the current content landscape, the state of streaming, and his plans for Roku Media - What it takes to be a great storyteller - His advice on how to get your projects sold and how to avoid the most common mistakes producers make in their pitch - What he believes are the most critical skills that young leaders need to possess to succeed in the industry.

MARCH 8, 2023
2P - 3P 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 fourth year of the FUTURE NOW Mentoring Program! 

Applications reopen
June 2023

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 2022 - 2023 FUTURE NOW Mentoring Class are NOW CLOSED.  Deadline for submissions:  JULY 31, 2022.   

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 2023 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
APRIL 6, 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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