Foot in the Door: How to make moves in the entertainment industry and life

An award-winning Producer, Jessie is known for her ingenuity, positive outlook, calm disposition and sense of humor, all valuable skills when working with networks, studios, and agencies with strong personalities in high-pressure situations.

This year alone has found Jessie shooting projects on the high seas with Disney, backstage with BET, launching activations with ABC Family and Freeform, and the streets of New Orleans with FUSE network.

Her numerous credits include projects ranging from commercials, movie and TV promos to music videos, co-branded entertainment, magazine shows, interactive media, documentaries, and PSA’s. She loves what she does and it shows!

Jessie completed a 3-year Master’s Program in Spiritual Psychology, adding another tool to her bag of tricks and bringing those skills to the fast paced, quick turnaround, production world as well as to her life coaching practice.


Writing you today from 30,000+ feet in the air. Crazy right? It’s my Atlanta to LA leg after the LA to NYC, NYC to LA, LA to Atlanta before the LA to New Orleans and after the LA to Park City go- round. Good fortune is smiling upon me with diverse projects in a variety of places with wonderful clients. Truly grateful!

Who doesn’t want to get more done? 



I’ve been thinking about you a lot lately. Yes you, seriously, you. The people I share my real experiences, lessons, successes and failures with. It’s an intimate relationship even though we may never meet in person and it is important to me that it is authentic and honest.

Thursday, 16 January 2014 10:39

Industry Tips - It’s never too late to start

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For some reason, the month of January is my time to re-evaluate and realign my life, goals, and purpose. It’s a time where I encourage myself to do something differently, be adventurous, or change a habit. And for Auld Lang Syne, each year I gather my intentions, light the candles and make resolutions to become a better person. Wish me luck.

I adore this time of year! Yes, somewhere chestnuts are roasting on an open fire but here it’s my favorite time of year because there are sparkly lights everywhere, my birthday is imminent, and there are an abundance of reasons to go shopping! What’s not to love?



I admit it. I want people to like me. I especially want my clients to like me, I want their clients to like me and I want all the people I encounter in my work life to think I am the best, nicest, coolest producer that they ever get to work with! Not too much to ask is it?


I got to shoot Robert Redford last week…it didn’t hurt I promise! We used an Epic camera not any firearms, though from observing his rugged good looks and going over the list of movies the man has starred in, he is probably comfortable with a magnum strapped to his side. But I digress.

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I’m writing you this in an Italian state of mind. Not from drinking too much Chianti, but from breathing in the warmth of the Tuscan sun, in the land of sunflowers, olives, grapes, and ancient art and history which can be felt and seen all around me.

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“It is never too late to be what you might have been.”
George Eliot

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Taking the “free” out of Free-lance or how to thrive as a creative for hire.

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I wonder if you are like me and find your self in the constant pursuit of something? Not from a place of lack or discontent mind you, but because you are engaged in the game of life and you have ambition and drive and enjoy the feeling of success.

So you think you want to work in Television?


Well I know this guy, who knows this gal who…

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I recently scoured the US News Money article about the best jobs in 2013 not because I am considering a career change mind you, but to keep on the cutting edge of cool with my knowledge of what’s the latest and greatest.

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Being an independent television producer and having spent the majority of my career as a free lancer I’ve had hundreds of opportunities to ask, negotiate, and sometimes settle for payment for the work that I do. Next to sex, they say money is one of the most taboo and uncomfortable things to talk about, and that’s with friends and family. A discussion about money with strangers can be frightening!

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Growing up there were families of friends that I would have gladly traded places with…you know the ones who always played games together on the holidays, cooked together, formed their own band, or just seemed to enjoy being in each others company.

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