Manager, Production & Marketing
Multicom Entertainment Group, Inc.
1575 Westwood Blvd., Suite 300
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Why did you choose SVAD UCF?
I chose the School of Visual Arts & Design at UCF for several reasons, most of all its positive reputation. I had several friends who had previously attended UCF’s Cinema Studies and Film programs, and once I visited the campus I knew Central Florida was the place for me. Also, staying close to my family in South Florida was a priority, so finding a Film Program that offered a large-school experience with other programs, such as our top-notch Football & Basketball programs, was very important. UCF was the best choice for me.
What did you like most about it?
For me, the professors, such as Lisa Cook-Peterson & Jesse Wolfe, were the what I liked the most about the School of Visual Arts & Design at UCF. I cannot quantify how much I’ve learned from their lessons & experiences, and gained from their expertise & assistance, but I know that what I learned was truly helpful once it came time to begin my career.
When I began at UCF, there was an electricity that seemed to flow through the student body. We had become one of the largest student bodies in the nation, and were receiving acclaim from news & media outlets for our innovations & athletics. It was as if we all knew how great UCF was; that finally the world would learn all about UCF and what it had to offer. It was an exciting time.
I was surprised at how UCF’s reputation grew while I attended UCF. It had seemingly overnight gone from a commuter & feeder school for larger public universities, such as UF or FSU, to a university on the cusp of major-tier status. When I started at UCF, people said “where?” and “what’s that?”, to which I would need to say: “The University of Central Florida. It’s this school in Orlando”. When I left, everyone knew what UCF was.
If not for my time at UCF, I would be a far different person from who I am today. The experiences, opportunities, and friends I had around me allowed me to learn, mature, and become truly independent.
What do you like about your current job/life?
Since moving to Los Angeles in the Summer of 2012, I have had a variety of work experiences in the Film & TV industry. I was a production assistant, camera assistant, location manager, casting assistant, casting director, grip & electric, agent, and producer, all in a period of one and a half years. Since then, I have been employed at Multicom Entertainment Group, Inc. My title is Manager, Production & Marketing, but that doesn’t really describe the entirety of my duties. I am a Producer for all in-house content. I choose the content that we acquire for distribution, and help make deals to license our content to companies domestically & internationally. I manage employees in our offices, as well as the marketing and social media for our channels & titles. I travel internationally to network, meet representatives of major companies, and discuss future plans and potential business. Overall, I have a very wide range of tasks that keep me very involved in Multicom's daily operations. Multicom has given me opportunities, responsibilities and experiences that I am very lucky to have, and I am very thankful that I found a supportive company who respects my opinions & believes in my ability to succeed in this industry.
Earlier this year, I co-produced a film called David Choe: High Risk for Multicom Entertainment Group, which is currently available for download or rental on Vimeo On Demand. I just returned from MIPCOM in Cannes, FR, and on the docket is the American Film Market in Los Angeles in November & NATPE in Miami Beach in January.
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