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Many Carleton students have gone on to distinguished and fulfilling careers in media. One lives directly under the "Hollywood" sign; another promotes the avant-garde in New York's East Village. One lives abroad and files stories to NPR; another is a leading Indie director. Featured here are stories about several media alums as profiled in the Carleton Voice:

Barrie Osborne Barrie Osbornewas the Executive Producer of The Lord of the Rings, along with The Matrix, Face/Off, The Fan, Dick Tracy, and many other Hollywood features.

He was the first honored guest in the Carleton Film Colloquium, whose website has a rich selection of online movies, photos and other resources from his extended visit to campus.

Read Joel Hoekstra's Barrie Osborne profile online, or download the PDF with graphics and additional images.


Seven alums who have made an impact on Hollywood, both in front of the camera and behind the scenes, are profiled in Pick of the Glitter, by Elaine Cunningham and Lynette Lamb:

  • Alex Cambert ['90] has been a reporter and producer for Spanish-language Telemundo.
  • Wendy West ['94] has written for Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, Numb3rs, The Closer, Gideon's Crossing, and The Practice.Wendy West
  • Jim Slocum ['79] has directed two features, The Last Place on Earth, and An American Summer.
  • Bob Daily ['82] was the lead writer for Frasier and is now working on a new series with Kelsey Grammer.
  • Gabrielle James ['55] has written for Laverne & Shirley, Cheers, Perfect Strangers, Caroline in the City, Wings, and Happy Days, among others.
  • Richard Kooris ['66] made the first country and western music video in 1983 with Willie Nelson and has been the cinematographer for features such as The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 and Drop Dead Sexy.
  • Tom Szentgyorgyi ['82; last name pronounced St. George] has been a writer for NYPD Blue, Gideon's Crossing, and Sports Night, among others.

Download the article in PDF.


Public Radio luminariesDavid Wellna from Carleton include Joseph Shapiro ['75], Stephanie Curtis ['92], David Welna ['80], and Julie Siple ['96]. Burl Gilyard offers profiles of each in Radio Activity.

Read the article online, or download the PDF with graphics and additional images.