Archive for the 'social media' Category

14
Mar
10

Seeking assistant

Again, this image has nothing to do with the job.

UPDATE: The position has been filled and balance has been restored to the universe. Thanks to everyone who inquired about the job and sent over resumes.

Here we go again!

My amazing assistant Katy has taken a wonderful position on the film production side. She’ll be working alongside a prominent producer on the Warners lot. Great for her, but terrible for me!

So I’m looking for a new assistant.  Last time I posted about the position, I got a great bunch of resumes and and found Katy, so this seems to work. Here’s what I’m looking for in an ideal candidate:

You have to be completely wild about movies, TV, videogames, music, new media, internet culture and books. Experience on the desk of an agent, manager, development exec or attorney is a plus. You have to be smart, punctual, organized, good-humored, have thick skin, work well with colleagues and cater to the whims of the really famous and the self-important people that hover about them. My desk is busy, so being able to handle my schedule as well as the schedules of many clients is essential. Knowledge and participation in social media is a plus in my book.

It helps if you want to work at an agency to be an agent, but it’s not required.  A college degree is necessary, but where you went to school isn’t that important. Attitude, enthusiasm and a willingness to learn count for a lot more.

Interested or know someone who is? You know how to find me.

10
Mar
10

Social Media and the Legal Profession

Live from UCLAW

Last week I participated in a panel discussion at the UCLA School of Law on Social Media and The Legal Professional. We discussed the benefits and pitfalls of incorporating social media into the practice of law with particular emphasis on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. I did a live broadcast of the event via Ustream and 63 people dropped by to watch the discussion. The recording of the whole panel is here.

28
Dec
08

Popular

I get a shout out.

I get a shout out.

I was mystified why I suddenly added 300 new Twitter followers this week until someone told me that my Twitter profile was mentioned by Alex Albrecht on Diggnation. I thought it  was due to my urbane and clever observations on life. Nope. Halo effect.

04
Dec
08

The 666 meme

the 6th photo from the 6th page is a ghost. eerie.

Got tagged by Rudy Jahchan to participate in this 666 Meme that forces you to post the 6th picture on the 6th page of your Flickr account, then tag six more schmoes to do the same. Evil. But since I know the Elder Ones will return (prematurely) if I don’t comply, here’s my pic. It’s, appropriately enough, from Halloween.

I call forth:

1. Micki Krimmel
2. Tim Shey
3. Brigitte Dale
4. Cali Lewis
5. Halcyon
6. Ryan Block

14
Aug
08

Pitches

Lately I’ve been getting a lot of emails, replies and direct messages from folks wanting to pitch me their TV show/web-series/blog/book/podcast/acting reel and even the occasional movie script.  Sorry, but, notwithstanding my job title, I’m not looking for unsolicited internet submitted ideas nor is it the way I find new clients. The recent volume of unsolicited material kept growing so I had to recently post this on Facebook, but it very much applies to all my social media outlets:

Hi New Facebook Friend! Please note that I don’t take pitches via FB or other social networks. I hope you understand that it’s nothing personal nor is it reflective of your ideas – just that I don’t have the bandwidth to read/view/listen/assess/respond to all the material that gets sent my way. Thanks for understanding.

The traditional way one gets an agent is by having someone that the agent knows and trusts submit material or a name for the agent’s consideration. Often, other colleagues at the agency are consulted before the agent decides to represent someone. That’s how it works.

29
Jul
08

Comic Con Over!

I'm not in this picture.

I'm not in this picture.

Comic Con was impossibly crowded this year, with people literally unable to move in some of the main thoroughfares. Clearly nerd culture is now pop culture – although I have to say that comic book nerds make internet nerds look like UFC fighters.

The Dr. Horrible panel with Joss Whedon showed off the popularity of straight to online content and new stars like Felicia Day and Alex Albrecht were stopped by fans everywhere they went. It was an exhausting but rewarding weekend. Glad I got to meet so many great people in the comic book and new media industries.

You can check out my Comic Con photos here.

22
Jul
08

Blogging by iPhone

I’m really impressed with the iPhone WordPress application. It’s free and allows you to post text and pictures easily from anywhere. This post was written from my new, much admired and for the moment, quite rare, 16GB black iPhone.




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