When Imaginary Forces’ Karin Fong was a little girl, just 10 or 12 years old, she already was making movies out of paper and a Super 8 camera. Today, she’s creating such masterpieces as the main titles for Starz’ Counterpart, HBO’s Boardwalk Empire and Starz’ Black Sails. Fong talked to PromaxBDA Editorial Director Paige Albiniak about how she got where she is today, what she loves about making main titles and how she collaborates with showrunners and creators.
Nicholas Lombardo was in New Orleans working in film production when the industry hit a downturn. This led Lombardo to make the move to Los Angeles. In a chance encounter, he came across a flier for PromaxBDA’s Promo Pathway program and the rest is history. Today, Lombardo is an associate producer at NBCUniversal where he works on the Dreamworks properties. Daily Brief contributor Kareem Taylor had a chance to chat with Lombardo on his recent Emmy nomination, how he became valedictorian in Promo Pathway and what advice he has for current and future students.
Tribune’s WPIX New York VP, Marketing/Creative Services, David Hyman and Writer/Producer, Dave McDonald talks with PromaxBDA's Paige Albiniak and breaks down their campaign “New York’s Very Own,” a love letter to the city in this beautifully shot station image spot.
As a precursor to Tuesday's Multicultural TV Summit, which focuses on the creation of content for specific audience segments defined by age, ethnicity or race, gender, nationality or sexual preference, Programming Insider Editor-in-Chief Marc Berman compiled a timeline of TV's most diverse moments going all the way back to 1950. Berman talks to PromaxBDA Editorial Director Paige Albiniak above some of the pivotal moments that helped make the TV landscape what it is today.
Jonny Lopez was working at the Boys and Girls club when he learned of PromaxBDA’s Promo Pathway program. Today, he’s an editor at Warner Bros. Worldwide Television, where he also writes and produces all kinds of marketing material.Brief Contributor Kareem Taylor had a chat with Jonny to hear more about how he landed his job at Warner Bros., how he got his reel shown at the conference before he had a job, and the biggest piece of advice he gives anyone who wants to do anything.
It was at an eatery in Los Angeles where Gina Deckard saw a flier for PromaxBDA’s Promo Pathway program. She applied, got in and is now an Assistant Editor at GSN. Today, Gina works on shows like ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.’ Brief contributor Kareem Taylor had a chance to chat with Gina on how she learned of the Promo Pathway program, what tools she’s using to succeed and what advice she’d give to the new cohort.
Natalia Adame always dreamed of working entertainment, but felt the career path was nonexistent. A chance run-in with a PromaxBDA Promo Pathway graduate was all Natalia needed. Already with a marketing degree, Natalia applied and was accepted into the program, even landing an internship at ABC during the Promo Pathway application process.Today, Natalia is the Marketing Coordinator of Synergy and Strategic Partnerships at Disney ABC Television Group. Brief contributor Kareem Taylor talked with Natalia about her journey to Promo Pathway, making promos and how she got the most out of the program.