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News: Conduit Seminars Opens Their Doors
on Jun 16, 2014 at 10:59:55 pm

Company To Present Seminars And Workshops For Production Professionals

(Los Angeles, California--June 16, 2014) Conduit Seminars announces the launch of their company. Co-founded by industry insiders Debra Blanchard Knight and Pam Hogarth, Conduit Seminars will present seminars and workshops for the entertainment industry aimed at helping production professionals get the information and tools they need to succeed. The first seminar, Job Hunting in Creative Industries, will take place on Saturday, July 26th, at Otis College of Art and Design.

“The world of production that we’ve known for decades has been turned on its head in the past five years. People who have had outstanding careers are now at a loss as to what to do next,” says Pam Hogarth. “Our goal is to take all of the knowledge Debra and I have gained over the years and present it in ways that will provide practical guides for people.”

Job Hunting in Creative Industries will be held from 1pm to 5pm on Saturday, July 26th, in The Forum at Otis College of Art and Design, at 9045 Lincoln Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA. Topics to be covered include: preparing your marketing package, finding potential jobs and interviewing with confidence. Registration is $275 and can be done online at

“We’re so excited about sharing what we know with the wonderfully talented people who make up our industry,” says Debra Blanchard Knight. “They have so much to offer, but frequently don’t know how to survive in these crazy, changing times. We’re here to offer some sanity and guidance.”

With a cumulative total of over 40 years of creative team-building experience, Pam Hogarth and Debra Blanchard Knight have helped literally thousands of individuals build successful careers in animation, visual effects, games, special venue and film production.

Seven years ago, Blanchard Knight founded Fringe Talent, a recruiting agency that specializes in building teams for animation, visual effects, production and special venue. Before that she worked for companies that include Blue Sky Studios, IDT/Starz, DreamWorks Animation and ILM.

Hogarth has worked in visual effects for 30 years, 25 of which were in education. She was one of the first employees at Gnomon School of Visual effects and was instrumental in building it into the premiere institution for vfx career education. She has also lent her green thumb to the Visual Effects Society as a member of the Executive Committee, Board of Directors and many, many committees. Both women have spoken and taught at multiple colleges, universities and conferences, here and abroad.


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