Planned Parenthood is excited to be launching our new Tumblr that’s all about sexual and reproductive health – bodies, birth control, relationship issues, “is it normal for this to do this?” type things. In the coming weeks and months we’ll be sharing what we know, answering questions, and just… tumblring.
We hope you like it! And we hope it helps.
YES! Thanks Nate!
Watching live TV always reminds me of how much I love producing live shows and how rewarding it is. There’s an element of magic in live shows - there’s always something that goes wrong or not according to plan, and it always, ALWAYS, comes together, no matter what. For the longest time, Shakespeare in Love was my favorite movie. Not because Joseph Finnes is smoking hot in it, but because Geoffrey Rush, when asked how things always fell into place in theater, would say “It’s theater, it’s magic.” That’s probably why I fell so hard for improv - it’s the ULTIMATE type of live entertainment, isn’t it? No net - you just throw yourself out there and it happens … or it doesn’t. Even though I have never been an on camera / on stage kind of person, improv sucked me in and I can’t get enough of it.
I used to work as a TV producer on a morning live show for years and I left to go back to school. No regrets - I got a second undergraduate degree, a BA in Corporate Comms and Theater (I studied Shakespeare extensively at the time) and an MBA in Finance, Management and Entrepreneurship from NYU out of it. Today, I have transferred this skill to project management in my “day job.” I’m a great project manager and am praised as one of the best at my company without having all the certifications all the others have. I’ve been given some of the biggest projects to manage. Single-Handedly. It’s almost a natural skill for me - you can call it a “calling” I guess.
I have to say, though, that I miss live TV Production. Today, I get involved in producing stage shows as much as possible. I don’t just “throw a show together” - I strategize, I choose the acts carefully to fit it and fit together, I make sure performers know how and when things are happening and tech needs are addressed, I hire PAs to teach them production and pass the knowledge along… saying that I am passionate is an understatement.
I am currently producing an online show that is going to be very different from what you see, anywhere - stay tuned.
I just felt like sharing this after watching the live episode of 30 Rock.