Actress Marg Helgenberger joining IGNITE series Oct. 16

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Actress Marg Helgenberger joining IGNITE series Oct. 16

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Award-winning actress Marg Helgenberger will present a question and answer session for the Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts’ IGNITE series at 12:30 p.m. Oct. 16 via Zoom.

Helgenberger’s talk, titled “Creativity in the Age of COVID-19,” will include a discussion on what it is like to pioneer live-action television production in Hollywood during the global pandemic.

IGNITE is a weekly colloquium for all Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts students, which involve guest lectures, workshops and seminars around creative and professional development.

Helgenberger was part of the celebrated all-virtual “All Rise” episode in May 2020, and has returned to live production in the last three weeks under stringent union and policy guidelines.

She will discuss what it is like to be a professional working in Hollywood as an actor, director, producer, cinematographer, designer, crew, assistant and executive in live production during the time of COVID-19.

Helgenberger is a native Nebraskan and a member of the Hixson-Lied Endowment Advisory Board.

She is known for her roles as Catherine Willows in the CBS drama, “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” and as K.C. Koloski in the ABC drama, “China Beach,” which earned her the 1990 Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. She earned two Emmy Awards and two Golden Globe nominations for her work on CSI. In 2005, she won the People’s Choice Award for Favorite Female Television Star and CSI received the Screen Actors Guild’s Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series. In 2012, Helgenberger received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

She began starring in the CBS series, “All Rise,” last year, which looks at the personal and professional lives of the judges, lawyers, clerks, bailiffs and cops who work at an L.A. County courthouse.

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