March 8, 2023 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Virtual Screening
Gold Coast Arts

A series of FREE virtual workshops for high school students throughout Long Island and the greater NY region.

Wednesday, March 8, 2023 – 7:30pm, LIVE ON ZOOM

Gold Coast Arts & International Film Festival is proud to present a new series of virtual workshops designed specifically for high school students interested in careers in the arts. In partnership with Manhasset Secondary School English and Social Studies Departments, and Manhasset Secondary School Film Club.

This workshop focuses on Careers in the Film and Entertainment Industry and includes a diverse panel for film and theater.

Leah Dubie, Creative Director, Warner Brothers Worldwide Television Marketing
Matt McElhannon, Sr. Writer/Producer, Warner Brothers Worldwide Television Marketing
Emily Tamres, Senior Manager, Publicity, Warner Bros. Television
Caroline Sorokoff, Moderator, Festival Director: Gold Coast International Film Festival;
Associate Director: Gold Coast Arts Center.

This panel presented in partnership with:

Gold Coast Arts is able to offer this special online event thanks to the generosity of our many members and supporters! Please consider making a tax-deductible donation HERE to help sustain our programming. Careers in the Arts events are open to all high school students throughout the Long Island and the greater New York region but you MUST register in advance.

Please click HERE to register.


Leah Dubie is a Creative Director and Comedy Writer with a diverse background in television and comedy. From high-end commercials, show launches, and upfront presentations to funny in-show segments with A-list movie talent, Leah has spent nearly two decades creating award-winning marketing campaigns and entertaining audiences. Currently, a Creative Director at Warner Bros. Discovery, she oversees and develops innovative promotional campaigns and branding strategies for Warner Bros. Worldwide Television Marketing. Leah is a graduate of Hofstra University where she (sometimes) played on the Women’s Lacrosse team.

Matt McElhannon is a Senior Writer/Producer with extensive experience in writing for television comedy and animation, Matt has written and produced promo campaigns, show launches, television & movie trailers, as well as live-action and animated programming, for over twenty-five years. He’s been a fan of television and animation even longer. Matt is a Senior Writer/Producer at Warner Bros. Discovery in Warner Bros. Worldwide Television Marketing where he writes and produces promos and trailers for some of his favorite properties including The Big Bang Theory, Young Sheldon, and DC. A graduate of the University of Georgia, Matt is possibly the biggest Georgia Bulldog fan you will ever meet.

Emily Tamres is a Television Publicity executive with over 15 years of experience developing and executing public and media relations strategies across scripted and unscripted programming. Emily currently serves as a Senior Manager of Publicity for Warner Bros. Television, where she oversees publicity campaigns for a diverse slate of high-profile series across various genres, including “Ted Lasso,” “Shrinking,” “Queen Sugar,” “East New York,” “The Cleaning Lady,” the “Gossip Girl” revival and “Manifest.” Emily received her B.A. in Radio/Television/Film from Northwestern University.


Caroline Sorokoff , Moderator
Festival Director: Gold Coast International Film Festival; Associate Director: Gold Coast Arts Center.