Alumni in documentaries and unscripted TV will share their career experiences and will respond to questions from students and alumni. John Carr will screen a brief supertease for his new release.
Alumni guests include:
- Hugo Berkeley '99, Director and documentarian
- John Carr '97, Executive producer, Dating Around
- Lydia Cornett '16, documentarian
- Jason Harper '09, director and documentarian
- Pete Ross '04 SVP, Development, Left/Right TV
This event is from 5 pm to 6:30 pm EST.
Student: Please RSVP on Handshake.
Alumni: Please RSVP: https://events4.princeton.edu/artsatworkfilm
The Zoom link will be emailed to you the day preceding the event. Please note registration closes on June 9 at 5 pm EST.
This event is part of the Arts at Work program, which brings Princeton students and alumni together for speakers and panel discussions, artists’ showcases and social events. The program is also designed to provide Princetonians a supportive arts and creative community and opportunities to learn about the realities of life and work in various creative fields.
John Carr '97 is a documentary/unscripted executive producer and showrunner. A graduate of Princeton University and the University of Southern California’s screenwriting MFA program, John began his career as a producer on such hit shows as MTV’s The Hills and ABC’s The Bachelor and The Bachelorette. He has since served as executive producer of MTV’s Siesta Key and Bravo's Vanderpump Rules and Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. John is currently the executive producer of Dating Around for Netflix.
She has assisted filmmakers Chai Vasarhelyi (Meru), Brett Story (The Hottest August), and Ken Burns (East Lake Meadows: A Public Housing Story. As a freelance video producer, she has created short-form documentary-style content for the New Yorker, Slate Magazine, the Washington Post, Atlas Obscura, and Penguin Random House.
Pete Ross is SVP of Development at Left/Right — the Emmy-award winning production company behind documentary series including Showtime’s The Circus and FX/Hulu’s The Weekly — where he oversees a large slate of projects.
Since joining Left/Right in 2014, Pete and his team have created, developed, and sold projects across a wide range of genres, includingThe Zoo, The Zoo: San Diego, and The Aquarium for Animal Planet, Biography: The Trump Dynasty for A&E, Tricky Dick for CNN, TruInside for truTV, Generation X for Nat Geo, and multiple specials for History.
Pete began his career at Court TV, where he developed true crime series and documentaries, and played an integral role during the rebrand of the network to truTV and the launch of its first slate of series. He then served as the head of development for IMG Productions, the production division of the global sports, fashion, and media company IMG (now Endeavor).