Mark Steele, Vice President of Production at Minneapolis-based Werc Werk Works, recently spent a day with CAMS faculty and students, discussing all matters related to contemporary film production, festival activity, and career opportunities in the industry. The day included informal career chats with students over lunch, a visit to Professor Laska Jimsen's Advanced Production class, and a faculty dinner. The series of events were sponsored by CAMS and the Career Center. Mark brings an extensive background in media, technology and operations to his position as leader of post-production at Werks. He began his career in engineering but with his life-long passion for film and media became both a core team member of Telluride and Sundance operations as well as a leader in interactive businesses. He eventually became the Director of Operations for Tribeca Film Festival. While there he directed the physical execution of the annual film festival and year-round projects – a multi-million dollar international arts and media brand. He also served as brand ambassador to broadcast and cinema industries, was responsible for physical production of all company and sponsor on-site marketing activation programs, supervised the production and post-production of non-profit filmmaker programs, produced special projects ranging from high-profile global events to quick-turn local programs, and expanded the brand internationally to Milan and Beijing. At Werks, Mark has Co-Produced Howl (Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, 2010), Thin Ice (Jill Sprecher, 2011) and Darling Companion (Lawrence Kasdan, 2012) and served as Associate Producer on Life During Wartime (Todd Solondz, 2009).