Episode 16 - Chatting with Hollywood: How to Launch a Career in Entertainment & Media with Rich Hull & Chad Gervich


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Have you ever dreamed of a career in Hollywood, whether that's as a producer, director, writer, agent, actor, or content creator?
This is the episode for you!
Topics covered include:
How to land a job in Hollywood | Skills that help you succeed in the entertainment industry | The question asked in every interview in Hollywood | How to network when it doesn’t come naturally and mistakes to avoid | Figuring out your point of view and how to take criticism | The importance of reinventing yourself to stay relevant | The Future of Streaming | How to get an Agent | Why you need to write something that terrifies you | Advice for actors trying to get their big break | Why so many people go off track in their pursuit of Hollywood dreams.

Join Tiffany as she chats with Rich Hull and Chad Gervich, co-founders of the nonprofit Vanderbilt-in-Hollywood, who have launched the careers of countless students over the past 15 years by placing them in internships at virtually every major film studio, television network, production company and talent agency in Hollywood.
Rich currently serves as President of VIX, the first solely Spanish language streaming service, which was recently acquired by US Hispanic Media Leader, Univision. In the first half of his career, Rich worked with most major studios as a film and TV financier and producer on over 25 projects that have generated hundreds of millions of dollars and ranged from young adult movies to award winning movies with a message.
Chad Gervich is a television writer, producer, bestselling author, and award-winning playwright. As an author, Chad has written two acclaimed industry textbooks used in several film schools and training programs. Prior to producing, Chad spent five years as a development executive with the Littlefield Company, former NBC president, Warren Littlefield’s production company, where he developed projects for NBC, ABC, Fox UPN, WB and Paramount.
For full guest bios, show notes and resources mentioned, go to the episode page at https://www.tjfcareercoach.com/blog.

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