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Producers' Advice Survey: Inspirational For The Aspirational
Bonnie Goldfarb, co-founder/executive producer, harvest films
Agency producers, production house execs offer counsel to up-and-coming directors, producers

This advice column isn’t for the lovelorn but rather those with a love for the art and commerce of advertising and entertainment--people looking to realize their career goals who are planning accordingly. But how to best plan in order to gain an industry foothold can prove a major challenge. 

In that vein--and in the spirit of SHOOT’s 14th annual New Directors Showcase event set for Thursday evening, May 26, at the DGA Theatre in NYC--we invited agency heads of production/executive producers and production company execs to share their advice with aspiring directors and producers, posing the following two basic questions: 

1. What advice do you have for new directors? 

2. What advice can you offer to up-and-coming producers? 

Click here to see and scroll thru the survey responses. Or click on the NAME below.

Name Title Company
Brett Alexander SVP/executive producer The Martin Agency
Peter Bassett Director of digital production David & Goliath
Jordan Brady Filmmaker/partner Superlounge
Ali Brown VP/executive producer PRETTYBIRD
Hilary Coate Executive producer Goodby, Silverstein & Partners
Michael Di Girolamo Managing director/executive producer Hey Wonderful
Bonnie Goldfarb Co-founder/executive producer harvest films, inc.
Kate Hildebrant VP/director of content production CP+B
Bryan Litman Executive broadcast producer Droga5
Lisa Mehling Co-owner/executive producer Chelsea
Brian O’Rourke Director of production TBWA\Chiat\Day
Rowley Samuel EVP, head of integrated production Energy BBDO
Lauren Schwartz Owner/executive producer kaboom productions
Blair Stribley President Backyard Productions
Amy Wertheimer SVP, group executive producer BBDO New York
Justin Wineburgh President & CEO Alkemy X