Thursday, October 23, 2008

When I grow up... I don't want to be famous, but I want to work in the movies.

From sixth grade on I thought I wanted to be on television. I had a weird obsession with the NBA and my uncle told me to be a sports broadcaster. I went up in front of my elementary school graduating class and said, "I want to be a sports broadcaster just like Hannah Storm."

I only took one journalism class in high school and it was a joke. So I applied to schools known for great journalism to make sure I would make it to ESPN. But once I finally got my shot to be on television and talk about the NBA, I realized how much I hated being on tv. I thought I could just adjust to it, but it wasn't for me. I'm the type of person who hates taking pictures, let alone being on camera.

So I changed my ambitions freshman year and decided I wanted to be a producer. I thought that if I could still stay around sports and journalism I'd be happy. Yet, I find myself gravitating towards a career in my minor, cinema.

I hope that senior year I am able to land a great internship which will lead me to a production/development entry level job in the movie industry. I would like to be located in New York City, but I know most of the jobs are in L.A. and I'm prepared to stay here for my first couple of years.

In 5 years I hope that I can move back to New York to a more executive level job in the industry. I know that I will have to pay my dues just like everyone else has before me but I feel like with hard work, I can get one of those coveted East coast jobs.

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