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Catalyst Content Festival

Catalyst Content Festival

The first of three free talks about the television and film industry will be held at The College of St. Scholastica at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, in the Mitchell Auditorium on campus.

The lectures are part of the Catalyst Content Festival, which came to Duluth last  October. The event showcases independently produced TV shows and podcasts to industry executives, agents, and producers. St. Scholastica is the educational sponsor for the event, and is hosting a lecture series providing a professional overview of today's scripted and unscripted television content industry. The talks are tailored for anyone interested in a creative or business career in television.

During the Jan. 28 talk, Philip Gilpin, executive director of Catalyst Content, will give a presentation on "How the TV Industry Works." He will focus on demystifying its structure and how all the pieces connect, including TV networks, agencies, studios, producers, actors, writers, and directors.

The second and third talks of the series will be staged in February and March, also at St. Scholastica.

St. Scholastica is nationally recognized for quality and value. It has been named the top Minnesota college for economic mobility, and U.S. News & World Report includes it on its Best National Universities and Top Performers on Social Mobility lists. The College is ranked on Money magazine's "Best Colleges for your Money" list, Princeton Review's 2020 list of Best Midwestern Colleges, and Forbes' Top Colleges list. The Center for First-Generation Student Success has named St. Scholastica one of the top 80 colleges in the country for commitment to first-generation students. Learn more at