Summer is here at last! As we break out our sandals and sunblock, we also welcome new marketing and operations interns to FableVision Studios. We grilled them (love a good pun) on the important stuff: namely their work experience, their passions… and cereal preferences.
From the self-proclaimed “people-watcher” to the proud trombonist, our new interns are well-versed in marketing, journalism, educational media, and all things Netflix.
Read on and check back in a few weeks when we introduce our summer art interns.
I've been involved with shows on Emerson Channel and Emerson Independent Video. I've been a producer for a few shows since I started at the school this year, and I've had in-studio positions. I'm also an editor, writer, and member of the marketing team for our online entertainment magazine. When I’m not in class, I may actually spend more time in New York City than in Boston. I’ve been in the audience of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Colbert Report, and The Daily Show − just to name a few − and have interviewed a producer of 30 Rock.
What is your favorite television show of all time?
If you could have dinner with one actor/actress, who would it be and why?
Amy Poehler! No doubt there. I adore Amy and everything she's done from SNL to Parks and Rec to her work with Smart Girls. She is so incredibly brilliant and kind. I feel like it would be so easy to talk to her.
Senior at Tufts University, studying child development and communications and media
I'm hoping to eventually make educational programming for children. I am heavily involved in the Child Development Department's research on animated television and movies and their depictions of characters, specifically the messages that are being sent to children about gender, race, and body image. While overt stereotypes are not as prevalent as they once were, there is a severe dearth of diverse representations currently on television (meaning that there are mainly white, male characters). This may have several consequences, one of which is lower self-esteem among racial minorities watching, as they begin to view their race as unimportant and not fit to be the hero of a story. I could go on about this subject for dozens of pages but I will spare you the lecture.
What's your favorite cereal?
You're really into children's media, what's your favorite cartoon and why?
Right now, it’s either Avatar: The Last Airbender or Phineas & Ferb. Avatar is great because of its consistently high quality plots and characters and rich history and lore. Phineas & Ferb is just whacky and is one of the only shows that I think stays funny no matter how old you are.
After a year in college with an undecided major, I decided to major in journalism/writing, though mostly for the writing part. Next year, I'll be the editor-in-chief of our school newspaper, Veritas News. When you write a piece, make sure you are proud of it and can stick by it. Sometimes journalists have to write tough articles that upset more people than it pleases them, but it’s news that's gotta get out there. I always try to make sure my research and writing is accurate and thorough to avoid any further controversy that an article may stir up.
What’s your favorite type of article to write?
Definitely profiles. I love sitting down with a person and hearing their story. If you are able to sit quietly and listen, it's amazing what you can learn from someone.
There are music notes on your FableVision nametag, is music a big part of your life? Who is your favorite musician/ band?
Along with writing, music has also been a huge part of my life since about fourth grade. I play trombone in my college's jazz band and sing in the A Cappella choir (yes, a proud music nerd). As for listening music, I love British artists: Mumford & Sons, Ed Sheeran, Ben Howard.