Ever dreamed of being named to the cast of SNL? Or simply working in the film, tv, or media industry? Don't miss our program next Monday -- and learn how to use Dartmouth's exclusive alumni network for Entertainment & Media. RSVP now to attend. "Landing A Career in Film, Television, New Media, or Entertainment" Monday, October 1, 2012 12:30 - 1:30 PM Career Services Workshop Room (Note location change from 101 Collis. RSVP requested)
President of Dartmouth Alumni in Entertainment & Media Association (dartmouthentertainment.org), Jethro Rothe-Kushel '03 will be on campus for a Q&A with students. Jethro is a Los Angeles based director and producer of motion pictures, television, documentaries and New Media.
In 2000 as a freshman at Dartmouth, Rothe-Kushel received a grant to direct a documentary about homelessness in Los Angeles. Upon graduation, through Career Services, he received the Reynold's grant to create short documentaries in Mexico.
Rothe-Kushel worked as a creative producer and executive with emerging writers from NYU, UCLA, USC, & AFI to develop film & television projects for major studios and networks including Warner Bros, ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, Disney, Sony Pictures, & Paramount. He went on to produce 10 feature films, and he has worked in television including "The Oscars," "Frontline," and "Ghost Whisperer." In addition, he has directed music videos for MTV, VH1, as well as national commercials.
During his career, he has worked with Ron Howard, Bruce Cohen, McG, Bennett Miller, Alanis Morissette, James Toback, Brett Ratner, Danny Boyle, Spike Jonze, Gus Van Sant, Aisha Tyler, Warren Beatty, Magic Johnson, James Belushi, Jennifer Tilly, Michael Sheen, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Lindsay Lohan, Cheech & Chong, Ozzy Osbourne, Rob Zombie, Slash, Alice In Chains, Deepak Chopra, Melissa Etheridge, Hugh Hefner, Buck Henry, Dustin Lance Black, Tarsem, Gary Busey, Sarah Silverman, Marisa Tomei, Camilla Belle, and Scarlett Johansson.
In addition to his work in traditional film and TV, Rothe-Kushel has been a pioneer of new media since its inception. He was among the first in the field to monetize Internet-based viral content, and he has successfully developed, produced and deployed online content for local and federal government as well small businesses as well as Fortune 500 Companies like Nestlé.
In 2009, in addition to being selected as one of 30 of the most influential thought leaders under 30, Rothe-Kushel supervised the Los Angeles production of the top of the broadcast for the 81st Annual Academy Awards. In 2011, he produced "Golden Gods" for MTV & VH1, produced a stereoscopic 3D project, and produced four up-coming feature films, including Dream In American Rock & Roll: the Movie, and The Secret Lives of Dorks, starring James Belushi & Jennifer Tilly. His up-coming movies The Courier and The Ganzfeld Experiment feature Mickey Rourke (The Wrestler, Iron Man 2), Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Watchmen), Dominic Purcell (Hijacked), and Billy Zane (Titanic, Back to the Future).
Rothe-Kushel has partnered with former agents (ICM, APA, Innovative, Gersh) on a Hollywood based production and management company. He also serves the board of delegates for the Producer's Guild of America.
To learn more about Jethro Rothe-Kushel, check out his bio on IMDB.