Universal Studios VP to speak on working in film industry

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Paul Meena, vice president and general manager of Universal Studios Production Group, will deliver a talk titled “The Reality of the Film Industry” at 7 p.m. Oct. 1 (Wednesday) in the Carey Auditorium of the University of Notre Dame’s Hesburgh Library.p. Sponsored by Notre Dame’s Department of Film, Television, and Theatre, Meena’s presentation will cover topics such as getting a job in the film industry, what it takes to survive in the business, and the business of the industry itself.p. A 27-year veteran of the filmmaking industry, Meena oversees all aspects of Universal Studio’s production facilities, including nine soundstages and more than 100 back lot locations. He also manages the production companies Nickelodeon and Panavision.p. Meena joined Universal Studios Florida in 1990 as production manager. He also served as producer of special projects for the television development department and as vice president of the production department. He has overseen numerous productions, including the feature films “Oscar,” directed by John Landis and starring Sylvester Stallone, and “Waterboy,” starring Adam Sandler.p. The presentation is free and open to the public.

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