Alumni Profiles

Allen Hemberger

Allen Hemberger

ND Class of '01

Allen is a Color and Lighting Technical Director for ESC in San Francisco, with credits on ''Matrix Reloaded'', ''Revolutions'', and "King Kong". He previously worked for the animation studio Big Idea Productions (Veggie Tales).

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Brian McLaughlin

Brian McLaughlin

ND Class of '82

Brian McLaughlin is president of Emerald Elephant Entertainment, LLC, has had ten years of film experience, and has been a producer on twelve films including four features: Trade In, a comedy, starring Corey Haim, Ron Jeremy, and Tiffany Shepis; Good Boy, a thriller, starring Tiffany Shepis, won an Accolade Award...

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Christina Glorioso

Christina Glorioso

ND Class of '95, MBA '99

Christina is currently SVP, Client Solutions for NBC News.  She previously worked at MTV Networks as Vice President of Marketing Partnerships for Program Enterprises, overseeing marketing and promotional partnerships for MTV, Vh1, CMT and Logo off-channel properties, including Rock Band and other video games, virtual worlds, direct-to-video movies and music...

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Daniel Smith

Daniel Smith

ND Class of '98

Daniel Smith is Assistant Professor of Theatre Studies at Michigan State University. “[M]y most significant opportunity as an undergraduate was stage managing a mainstage production.  This taught me to communicate with theatre artists across multiple areas, a skill I have used as a professional dramaturg, an administrator for a small Chicago...

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Elizabeth Columbo

Elizabeth Columbo

ND Class of '04

After majoring in theatre at Notre Dame, Elizabeth Columbo went to law school and embarked on a legal career.  After a sales role with the New York Jets, she finally found her home as an in-house corporate attorney with Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.  “Every day, I use something...

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Francis Kelly

Francis Kelly

ND Class of '95

Francis Kelly is an actor, director, producer and acting coach.  After graduating from Notre Dame, Francis completed the Actor Training Program at the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey.  While a member of their acting company, he appeared as Jack in their record breaking runs of A Child’s Christmas in Wales,...

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Jesse Newman

Jesse Newman

ND Class of '96

Jesse Newman is a freelance visual effects artist and designer working on commercials and films. His work includes Armageddon, MMs Kaleidoscope (part of the permanent collection at MOMA) and One Rat Short (accepted to the Cannes Film Fest and awarded Best of Show at SIGGRAPH).

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Johnny Whichard

Johnny Whichard

ND Class of '14

Johnny Whichard is Executive Interactive Producer for Fuisz Video in Santa Monica, California, where he produces interactive video advertisements for clients such as Calvin Klein, Ford, Dell, Walmart, Showtime, Activision, Annheuser Busch, Nestle and many more. These ads are viewed across the globe gathering millions of impressions with disruptively successful results. 

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Jubba Seyyid

Jubba Seyyid

ND Class of '92

Jubba Seyyid is Senior Director of Programming & Production at TV One.  He's produced everything from MTV programming to game and dating shows. He's made producing pit stops at CBS Television’s BIG BROTHER, UPN’s THE PLAYER, TBS’ THE MANSION, NBC’s CELEBRITY COOKING SHOWDOWN, BET’s COLLEGE HILL, and Fox Television’s TRADING...

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Mary-Kathryn

Mary-Kathryn "M-K" Kennedy

ND Class of '97

M-K Kennedy is Vice President, Production at Universal Television Studios, the production executive responsible for Grimm (shooting in Portland, OR) airing Friday nights on NBC; State of Affairs (shooting in Los Angeles); and The Slap, (shooting in NYC). While at NBCUniversal/Universal Cable Productions, M-K oversaw numerous television programs at different stages...

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