My Grads Get Jobs Podcast

Former William Morris agent, Krista Parkinson, sits down with entertainment industry professionals to find out what they do, how they do it, and how her grads can do it, too.
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Jul 8, 2016

Ellen Goldsmith, SVP of HR at Fremantle Media, discusses the do’s and don’ts of resume writing; the qualities she looks for in a potential hire, as well as an introduction to Fremantle Media's internship program.

Jun 23, 2016

Jim Parkinson, lawyer and author, has spoken to over 22,000 students, including undergraduates at Stanford, Notre Dame, and UCLA, as a guest speaker. In this episode, Jim sits down with Krista Parkinson to discuss the art of networking, how introverts can break out of their shell, and the importance of character.


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Jun 2, 2016

Television casting producer Megen Sterba sits down with Krista Parkinson to discuss her transition from child actress auditioning alongside the likes of Lindsay Lohan, to publicist, to casting producer for reality television.

May 20, 2016

Krista Parkinson sits down with television writer, Mike Dow, currently co-executive producer on "Young & Hungry." Mike shares some inspiring stories, including his time on "Bing Bang Theory" and some lucky breaks in the business, one of them being the YouTube video that got him the attention of HBO and Mr. Steven Spielberg.

Apr 29, 2016

A couple of years ago, I met Liza Pano, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Distribution Services at Paramount Pictures, and we became instant friends. Liza has a very impressive title, but, truth be told, I had no idea what it meant.

Liza and her team are responsible for taking a filmmaker’s vision and translating it into different languages around the world. It’s a massive undertaking that requires nothing short of amazing teamwork and precise global communication.

“That is always the goal in all dubbing: for you to be able to close your eyes and hear an entire dialog sequence and hear every single actor, like, ‘Oh, it’s Brad Pitt speaking French.’”

—Liza Pano

Did you know the difference between dubbing and subtitling a movie? I certainly didn’t.

Did you know that big stars like Tom Cruise have different voice actors playing their voice in different countries to sound exactly like them, voice actors that Mr. Cruise himself personally approves?

This episode is one of the most insightful to date. Among other topics, Liza talks about working on Titanic and how close the global blockbuster came to almost never seeing the light of day; the genius of Walt Disney and her time at the studio; as well as working closely with stars like Ben Stiller to deliver the perfect movie trailer. Enjoy.

Liza Pano Key Highlights

  • 1:40  Meet Liza Pano.
  • 3:06  Subtitling vs. Dubbing.
  • 3:41  Dubbing in China.
  • 4:36  Liza Pano’s first job.
  • 6:29  Why Walt Disney threw away five years of work to get the result he wanted.
  • 8:24  How Dolby Laboratories changed the way we listen to movies.
  • 9:16  The amazing, against-all-odds story of how Titanic made it to the screen.
  • 13:26  Working with Ben Stiller on the Zoolander 2 trailer.
  • 14:44  Working with Tom Cruise, and the fascinating story of the voice actors that play Mr. Cruise’s voice in different countries around the world.
  • 18:41  Hiring at Paramount Pictures.
  • 20:31  Social media no-no’s.
  • 23:36  Working with George Lucas.
  • 25:52  Digital cinema vs. streaming.
Apr 13, 2016
“Real Housewives” producers, Douglas Ross and Alex Baskin, take us on a fast track walk through the world of reality television.
Mar 24, 2016

Sabrina Robinson has forged a two-decade career as one of Hollywood’s most powerful and sought after financial experts, all the while keeping a massive personal secret from family, friends, and the entertainment industry. You see, Sabrina Robinson started out as David Robinson...

Feb 22, 2016
Krista Parkinson sits down with Variety Insight President, Mark Hoebich, who, amongst other things, discusses breaking into TV development, the inefficiency of the TV pilot model, and how to automatically put yourself in the top 2 percent of job interviewees.
Jan 31, 2016
Krista Parkinson sits down with showrunner Bob Myer, who, amongst other things, discusses the ups and downs of being showrunner on “Roseanne,” why acting is the easiest job in the world, advice for writers looking to break in, and how Chuck Lorre’s career almost never was.
Oct 22, 2015
Krista Parkinson sits down with screenwriter Jason Fuchs, who discusses his latest movie “Pan,” his experience with director Joe Wright, how he got an agent, and why everyone in Hollywood is terrified.