Former 'Cupcake Wars' Senior Producer Shares Insight

May 2017

Visiting artist Kate Wilke, a former senior producer for Food Network's Cupcake Wars, met with digital design, video and computer animation students.


Digital design, video and computer animation students engaged in thoughtful conversations with visiting artist Kate Wilke, who was the fourth and final participant in the Oxbridge Visiting Artists Series funded by the Cabot Grant. Wilke, who hails from Ohio, discussed her rise from personal assistant to senior producer in Los Angeles' film industry and the importance of saying 'yes' to work opportunities, even if you doubt your skill levels. She emphasized the importance of networking during college through internships and with industry friends and colleagues once employed; especially since many film industry jobs are contract or part time. Kate is now the coordinating producer for Full Story Foundation, which produces in-depth documentaries.


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