Let’s Review: Ten Profiles From 2010 You Shouldn’t Have Missed
I know by now (2nd week of 2011) you are probably wondering, “Where’s all that new content she’s been hyping on the Facebook page and on Twitter?” I know, I know… but it’s coming!
I’ve interviewed some great entertainment industry professionals – with many more to come. I’ve got some fantastic entertainment career advice in the works. I’m reading an excellent entertainment-related book. And I’m going adding a mogul to the Mogul Mindset Honorary Board of Directors. (Richard Branson is currently the only member — and permanent Chairman of the Board.)
In the meantime, let’s revisit some of the profiles from last year. I won’t call them the “best of” because all of the entertainment pros I profile are “best”s, but this is a selection that should get your wheels turning for how you can apply their moves and their lessons learned to your own career. Okay, so let’s see:
First of all, there’s NBC Deputy Washington Bureau Chief Antoine Sanfuentes who, for starters, turned an anthropology major in college into an internship and then a whole career at the top level of network news.
And then there’s actor Eric Lange, who had a big year last year with a role in SECRETARIAT and appearances on “Weeds” and “Modern Family,” along with hilarious ongoing work on web series, “Some Assembly Required.”
Music Editor JJ George gave us insight into what it takes to be the go-to guy for a top-level filmmaker.
Actress Jennifer Dawson showed us how she gave herself a dream role by creating a web series around her own dating diary.
We got a look inside the career of a studio division chief with Universal’s President of Film Music and Music Publishing, Mike Knobloch.
Composer and music studio owner Brett Perry revealed how taking advantage of opportunities and being strategic about his career has sustained him and fed his success.
Filmmakers who follow their passion are a rare and inspiring breed. Henri Hebert‘s profile told us how her interest in public education guided her to make “Dream With Me,” a documentary about the Los Angeles public schools.
Those in the know are aware that the Assistant Directors keep things moving on a set and we interviewed a great one, First AD Ian Woolf, who has been with “Criminal Minds” since the beginning.
Paige McCoy Smith gave up a successful career as a non-profit executive when her quest to bring “The Not-So-Perfect-Parent” to life led to an on-air morning show job.
Writer/Director/Actor Robert Walters proves that you can find and pursue entertainment opportunities no matter where you are– in his case, Tulsa, OK.
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