5.08.2010

A Lil' Bling Always Helps...

When I decided to leave my first Hollywood job it was super difficult. I loved my boss and we were really like family. All my friends worked there and I was very close with the clients. It was a great situation except I felt like I had stopped learning. There was no more mystery or excitement in that position (and I had done so great, my boss would pay me whatever I said but he wouldn't promote me to manager; as long as I stayed there I would be his assistant and I wanted to do more.) So I decided to leave. A couple weeks before I left an interview came out featuring my boss' biggest client. In the article she said that while she wished more people of color were in the position to greenlight film projects, she didn't foresee it happening. She said the day a studio has an African American in a position to greenlight films she'd backflip down sunset. I had often dreamed that I would be in a position to yay' or 'nay some hopeful's attempt to create a show or film project. When my boss told her I was leaving, she gave me a call and asked why. I told her because I wanted to get closer to the job that would make her do her flips! On my last day, she brought me a Tiffany bracelet with a note that said she vows to stay flexible for as long as it takes to see me reach my goal...
I want to be a successful, notable figure in the entertainment industry. I've been focused on that singular goal for as long as I can remember and seriously began to pursue it in 2002. Over the last eight years I've made huge strides, and I feel like I've been learning my craft. I feel the time is very near where I'll be able to start my ascent through this industry I love. Although my goals have changed and studio head is no longer as appealing, I think I'll make achievements so notable that that actress may have to get those flips together...

1 comment:

Diarra said...

I'm sure you will. Maybe you will come back to LA and we can produce something together?!? :)

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