Lending a hand for individuals and diverse communities, MediaU does just that. The company lends a hand and gives opportunity for emerging individuals seeking careers and creative platforms in film/TV/media. It is the “escalator” for people who have already begun their careers and seek to stay current, upskilled, and keep improving their jobs and gigs.
Founder and creative mind of MediaU, Adam Leipzig compares the company’s abilities to a “door and escalator.” The industry’s first ed-tech platform creator has a background in various fields such as being a producer, distributor, or supervising executive on 35 films that have disrupted expectations, including March of the Penguins, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, Dead Poets Society, Titus and The Way Back.
Adam Leipzig serves as professional faculty at the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley, where he teaches in both the MBA and Executive Education programs. He is the author of two books published by Macmillan, Filmmaking in Action and Inside Track for Independent Filmmakers.
With amazing success, 5-star reviews, and exceptional outcomes, MediaU has run various courses and programs. The company has put together a fantastic team of executives and consultants.
They seek to bring positive inclusive change to the industry, including people who have historically been unrepresented and underrepresented. MediaU can do this by encouraging viewpoints that are both distinctive and universal, applying the company’s storytelling tools into well-trained hands and purposefully broadening its outreach to accommodate ALL.
Through training, mentoring, networking, and guidance that are accessible, affordable, and inclusive – delivered in an experiential, scalable, Web3-ethos community and facilitated by currently-working Hollywood and International media professionals – MediaU’s purpose is to expedite success in film, TV and entertainment industries for motivated people as they emerge and throughout their careers.
The team of MediaU acknowledges that media is a major economic vertical whose professional service is an aspect in the global economy. MediaU has its focus on media industry workforce training, continuous skill development throughout lifetime careers, and opening honest, practical, affordable access for the next generation.
The company is aimed to provide access to careers in the entertainment business by providing mentorship and courses that send students behind the scenes for real-world experiences to gain or uplevel abilities. Faculty and advisers with extensive industry knowledge and expertise enrich coursework. Content and course options will include anything from free content to on-demand targeted sessions to courses that will allow for real-time discussion and feedback as well as certification.
The mission of MediaU is so that they are able to deliver real-world experience and industry connections so that students may pursue their dreams and discover new opportunities. The entertainment business prioritizes diversity and inclusion, and MediaU is well-positioned to meet that demand by providing training that will enable students from all backgrounds to begin or advance in the profession.
The company knows its priorities and all the ins and outs of media, explaining that “cultural inclusion, access, and participation in media are only achievable when people, platform and price meet equitably in the palm of your hand.
Having an in-force relationship with University of California, and once MediaU road-tests each course, it will then become available through University of California Irvine. Students will be able to get transcripts and continuing education credits. The company plans to have similar relationships with other academic institutions.
The company also has a partnership with the Slamdance Film Festival, whose mantra is “by filmmakers for filmmakers”. MediaU’s strategic relationship with Slamdance helped to inform the company’s newest course offering on marketing and distribution and will play a role in outreach to the community.
Thinking ahead, MediaU has a strategy for the future. Long term, the company aspires to be the leading globally recognized destination for people to learn the skills to develop and make media of all kinds, and participate in continuous career guidance, mentoring, collaboration, and community, as film and television are global, and our industry needs a global training solution.
For more information on MediaU please visit mediau.com.