What’s the most interesting thing you’ve worked on at JM? A standout project for me was working on a brand and content strategy for a residency aimed at established documentary filmmakers of color. In addition to the program being unique and forward-thinking in the film industry, the client was razor-sharp and an absolute inspiration to work for.
How long have you been in the industry for? Just for the time I’ve worked at JM, so since 2019. Before that, I was a Curatorial Assistant at the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive.
What’s the best thing about working at JM? The people. Special shoutout to the JM LA team in particular. We’re a wild, snarky, and hard-working team!
What’s the worst thing about working at JM? We don’t always get to choose what we work on, which means you inevitably have to work on projects that don’t give you life energy sometimes.
What’s something people might not know about doing what you do at JM? A lot of my role is like gazing into a crystal ball or reading palms: I have to be able to foresee where our team’s energy will be day to day, predict where people’s ups and downs might be, why, and how to stay ahead of it.
What advice do you have for anyone looking to grow into a role like yours? Don’t be a control freak. Most projects will veer off course and not go the way you planned. Adapt, be flexible, and give people time and space to do the best job they can.
Link us to something cool. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/06/style/city-summer-country-summer.html