What is the key to finding success in the entertainment industry?
“Don’t be afraid to reach out to people you admire. I would say 90% of the people who work in editing are very comfortable and happy to meet you for coffee to give you some advice and give you a leg up.”
What inspired you to want to pursue a career as a director/editor in the entertainment industry?
“I was very fortunate that my father was a producer, and so I grew up around sets and people in production. And that’s why I ended up with a film camera in my hands while marching the streets that weren’t particularly safe. I think to be a good editor, you must be an observer as much as a storyteller.”
How does First Entertainment benefit you as a creator of entertainment?
“First Entertainment understands how the entertainment world works, and because of that, they normalize the fact that my career is a little unorthodox.”
How would you compare your experiences with First Entertainment with other financial institutions you have banked with?
“Trust plays a really important role in choosing a financial institution. I grew up with a lot of insecurity in terms of the world I lived in, being that the political situation in Venezuela was somewhat chaotic. So, it’s imperative for me to find institutions that feel trustworthy and that I can feel cared for and safe.”
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