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Caldwell Café to Host Multimedia Executive/SHSJC Alum

On Wed., April 20, Caldwell Café will host Erika Salter, a Scripps Howard School Alumnae and Executive Producer of Salter Entertainment Group. Salter will speak to SHSJC students at 6:30 p.m. about her career and answer questions regarding the multimedia industry.

An award-winning writer, producer and entrepreneur in the field of television, film and entertainment, Salter began her career as a production intern in the Special Projects division of CNN/Turner Broadcasting in Atlanta. She later wrote and produced a syndicated series of CNN Health segments entitled "Paging Dr. Gupta.” Prior to working at CNN, Salter exhibited promise as an SHSJC broadcast journalism student. During her tenure, she wrote and produced an award-winning documentary entitled: “Hurricane Isabelle: Reflection and Recovery,” which chronicled the massive recovery effort of coastal Virginia hurricane victims.

During her career, Salter has worked as a consultant and production manager for independent production companies and various music artists such as Method Man, Sean Paul and 112. In addition to writing and producing several indie films, Salter’s feature film work includes box-office hits such as “I Am Legend,” “Hancock” and “Pelham 1, 2, 3.” She has also produced commercials for The Learning Channel and the New York State Department of Health. Her consulting work includes media outlets such as CNN, National Public Radio, Sony BMG/Jive Records, Heineken USA and Today’s Child Magazine. Salter established Salter Entertainment Group (SEG) in 2007.

Salter Entertainment Group is an award-winning multimedia production company driven by the creation of content that inspires audiences worldwide. From conception to completion, SEG produces feature films, commercials, music videos, television programming and new media content. SEG is a recent recipient of the coveted Telly Award for the production of “Inside Today’s Child,” a branded content web video featuring Kimora Lee Simmons and her daughters.

The Caldwell Café series was created by HU Professor Earl Caldwell, a nationally renowned journalist, and Kelly Harvey. The series was designed as a vehicle for Caldwell to expose students to media and journalism professionals in a relaxed environment.

For more information, contact Assistant Professor W. Christopher Leonard at 757.728.6754 or via e-mail at william.leonard@hamptonu.edu.