As the Executive Assistant in Comedy Development at ABC Studios, what are your major responsibilities?
There are many clerical aspects of the job – liaising meetings with our executives and writers/producers, fielding phone calls, etc. – I’m also empowered by my incredible Comedy Development team to aid in our creative endeavors in which we attempt to discover and nurture authentic and distinctive voices who can create unique, relatable, and surprising broadcast half-hour series. Specifically, I’m able to give notes on our existing pilots and projects, meet with writers regarding staffing opportunities on our potential series, and highlight any burgeoning comedians with whom we may want to be in business with.
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As an Assistant at ICM what exactly does your position entail?
My position entails lots of note taking and rolling calls! My boss negotiates deals for Below the Line talent to work on feature films. It’s my job to make sure we negotiate all deal points, draw up deals memos and schedule meetings for our clients as well as my boss.
What is the most valuable lesson you've learned - as a student or a young professional?
"You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with."
Spring 2018: September 15, 2017
Summer 2018: January 30, 2018
Fall 2018: February 8, 2018
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