My adventure starts after undergrad. I was a lost puppy trying to escape the conventional path of boring employment, wanting to break out on my own to follow a dream that I was yet to discover. Growing up, I always wanted to act. I loved to frequent the theater and the cinema, and so of course I decided to major in Finance and Economics, spending four years of my young adult life highlighting text books.
Only to discover upon graduation that I couldn't bring myself to apply to a single financial institution!
So I did the only thing logical... fled the country! I moved to Tokyo, studied Japanese and fell in love with the world of anime (and a cute brit, but this story is not about that^_^). It was then I decided that I wanted to become a producer! So I moved to HOLLYWOOD! The city of angels! Ha!
I quickly realized that the only way to enter this industry is by interning and networking. So I interned at a production company.
I interned at another production company.
And yet another production company. Oh and an international sales company. And then a big studio. Driving onto a studio lot for the first time was slightly surreal, and to this day I sometimes pinch myself to convince myself it's real. I can't even begin to describe the personalities I have worked for and met - from A list talent to presidents of studios. Juicy stories yet to come!
I am currently writing my first feature script, and looking for permanent employment. I have been assisting a creative executive for the last few months on a temporary assignment, and am keeping my fingers crossed that I don't have to revert back to interning, but alas this is a reality that I have faced for far too long and am prepared to do so again! Often I feel ancient next to eager undergrads that (fortunately for them) knew what they wanted to do from such a young age. I hate these people! I envy these people! I am in competition with these people!
Tomorrow I have an interview for a producer's assistant position... Fingers crossed! Wish me luck! Will let you know how it goes...