March 25th, 2014
Pepperdine University, Malibu. Today was really fun and very gratifying. Spoke to a business entertainment class of juniors and seniors. My talk was called, The Art of Pestering: How to Break into TV. I showed clips from a few of my projects to give the students an idea of the variety of formats that exist in the unscripted world, from docu-series to competition. Gave exercises to get them thinking about their key values and relating them to their current top three goals. Covered various internship programs at the level of an agency (CAA), production company (Shine America), network (Discovery) and industry organization (ATAS). Also touched on trends in the marketplace. Their eagerness and openness to learn was so refreshing.