Rashad T. Goldsborough
My favorite quote, from the ancient Greek philosopher, Aristotle, is to first "have a definite, clear practical ideal; a goal, an objective. Second, have the necessary means to achieve those ends; wisdom, money, materials, and methods. Third, adjust all your means to that end." With my background in political science and filmmaking and TV production, I plan to use the mediums of television and film as platforms, to articulate arguments, which critique institutional dysfunction, and comment on why it affects people's everyday lives.
Through my University of Delaware degrees in Political Science, with a concentration in Global Studies and English, with a concentration in Film Studies, I acquired the skills to research institutional problems, examine the specific flaws, creating those issues and finally discuss my speculations, about them, through moviemaking and by producing television content.
During a 2014 summer internship, with the CNN Newsroom, in Atlanta, Georgia, I was able to start accomplishing these objectives, while working with Mr. Wolf Blitzer and his television news production team. I wrote segments for Mr. Blitzer's show, Wolf, and provided the writers and producers with in-depth research, behind the scenes. I was also given the opportunity to further understand what it takes to create content for film and TV, with previous internships for Mr. Spike Lee, Drop Squad Pictures, Delaware 28, Nickelodeon Development, Comedy Central Production, Nickelodeon Programming and HLN America.
I am currently pursuing my Master's degree in Administration of Justice, with a concentration in Homeland Security, at Wilmington University, while working as a Freelance Production Assistant, for CNN, in New York City. I am very thankful to have earned an undergraduate education at UD. My political science degrees give me a unique perspective in the television and movie business. It allows me to take mediums, historically seen as platforms for entertainment, and use them to encourage audiences to survey the effectiveness of social structures, that impact their worlds.