Juliana Souza’2011 contacted our school in 2017: “I studied English, French and Film & Media Studies at Georgetown University, graduating in December 2016. As a student in college, I worked a number of internships in entertainment, media, business and finance in places like Beijing, Tokyo, Berlin, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. My professional trajectory began with a venture capital in Beijing the summer of my freshman year in college, followed by working with a mobile education startup in Tokyo the next summer. After declaring my Film & Media minor, my focus turned to film. I began studying classic and contemporary films and TV shows, making my own shorts, assisting independent filmmakers, interning at cultural institutions like the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, closely following film festivals and markets, and helping program the first edition of Georgetown’s student film festival. My thesis, titled “The need for a truth to believe in: Existential meaning in Ingmar Bergman’s WINTER LIGHT”, explores the Swedish filmmaker’s canon and legacy. I entered the film business through distinguished companies like Lionsgate, London-based Protagonist Pictures and currently A24 Films, producer of Academy Award ‘Best Picture’ winner MOONLIGHT and titles like ROOM, EX MACHINA and THE WITCH. I have attended top-tier film festivals and markets including the Berlinale, the American Film Market in Santa Monica and Tribeca Film Festival. I also studied abroad in Paris and Avignon (south of France) where I studied French language and theater. My professional focus within the entertainment industry remains the sales and distribution of quality independent films, assisting with deals of film rights internationally, domestically and on home entertainment digital platforms like Netflix and Amazon. I’m currently based in New York but I could be moving to Los Angeles or London in the future. I’m very grateful for my time at TBS and miss teachers and staff immensely!”
Tatiana Falcão’1999 started in Law School in 2000 at Universidade Cândido Mendes until 2004, and graduated top 10% of her class. She was an intern with Pinheiro Neto Advogados from 2002 to 2004 and accepted there as a lawyer thereafter. She continued working there from 2005 to 2006 as a tax lawyer and, while she did her Post-Graduate Degree at Insitituto Brasileiro de Estudos Tributarios (IBET). She then moved on to Cambridge University, UK, in September 2007, from which she graduated with the LLM (Master of Laws) degree in 2008. With that in hands, she went to the Hague Academy of International Law (summer/2008) and to New York University, USA, (August/2008) for the International Taxation Programme, the top tax programme in the US – to graduate in May 2009.