Career Exploration and Development

Obiewood: Oberlin Entertainment Network

Oberlin College alumni—bright, globally minded, innovative, and creatively talented—have a long history as leaders in all aspects of show business, arts, and entertainment.

Andrew Guest and other panelists.
Oberlin alum and screenwriter Andrew Guest ’99 speaks at an Obiewood panel held at Sony Pictures Studios in Los Angeles.
Photo credit: Ron Knerem

As part of the Arts and Creative Professions career community, the Obiewood Oberlin Entertainment Network helps launch students into these competitive fields. The network provides opportunities for students and alumni to solidify their understanding of what various career paths are available and what skills and experiences it takes to be successful in the industry.

Internship sites include:

  • Espiritus Productions
  • Pacific Electric Picture Company
  • Columbia Pictures
  • SONY Screen Gems
  • Odenkirk Provissiero Entertainment
  • CBS Stage 29 Productions

The Sony event celebrated the launch of the Obiewood network and welcome the inaugural class of Obiewood summer interns to Los Angeles. Attendees enjoyed a networking reception and panel discussion, “Storytelling for a 21st Century Audience: Challenges and Opportunities in Today’s Hollywood,” moderated by Oberlin Trustee Ed Helms ‘96 and featuring Oberlin alumni and parent industry leaders who shared their thoughts on the power of narrative in filmed entertainment.

Alumni and parents wishing to join the Oberlin Entertainment Network should fill out this online form.
Read more about the SONY Launch event in the Spring 2019 issue of Oberlin Alumni Magazine.