Spotlight Alumni Updates - Fall 2016

Bailey Parnell (RTA ‘15) was named one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women in the future leaders category by Women’s Executive Network in November. Parnell is the CEO and founder of SkillsCamp, a school that helps people and businesses develop their soft skills for professional success.

Evie Yannakidis (RTA '15) has been nominated for a Shorty Award in the Younower of the Year category. 

Anthony Suen (RTA ‘14) was announced as the very first recipient of the Youth Media Alliance (YMA) Andra Sheffer Scholarship in November. Suen was selected by a jury of YMA members for the quality of work and his deep commitment to a career in the children’s media industry.

Melissa Scicluna (RTA ‘16) and Mary Gyulay (RTA ‘16) attended the world premiere of their short film, VIABLE, at the Orlando Film Festival in October. The film, created by a group of RTA students for their fourth year practicum project, aimed to raise awareness for Multiple Sclerosis.

Talia Schlanger (RTA ‘13) joined World Cafe, an NPR-distributed music program at WXPN in Philadelphia, as Contributing Host and Radio Producer in October. World Cafe is distributed to more than 200 US radio stations through NPR Music and is known for being an influential source for music discovery.

Kevin Shaw (RTA '03 and MA in Media Production '10) created and launched a Netflix-like service for people who are visually impaired in November. TellMe TV enables users to not only follow what’s being said in popular films, documentaries and television shows, but also get a description of what’s happening outside the dialogues and soundtracks.