Sweet Gigs

  • It all started with a pencil and paper for the winner of Syfy’s Face Off, but life as a ‘freelance nomad’ and teacher is sweet for this 20-year veteran of physical transformations.
  • Robin Hunicke
    In art (and games) as in life, it’s not about the destination, but the expedition. Robin Hunicke, lead producer at thatgamecompany, talks about her unconventional Journey.
  • Kenny Segal
    Kenny Segal was a successful, respected indie hip-hop producer in L.A. until he met an ad man with an eye for talent. Now he writes tunes for Hyundai, Nike, and Nationwide Insurance. How does he sleep at night? Not on a couch, at least.
  • This fashion addict, ‘obsessive perfectionist,’ and one-time aspiring actor fell into the chance to play dress-up for a living. Now, as a celebrated costume designer and member of Spike Jonze’s wolf pack, his work speaks volumes.
  • The veteran TV writer explains the unwritten rules of the business, what it’s like to work on beloved shows, and how television credits are like ‘rings inside a tree trunk.’
  • film composer Brian Tyler
    The Expendables composer was a self-described ‘complete outsider’ with an expired Hollywood lineage and no music degree when he moved to L.A. and started knocking on doors. Eventually those doors blew wide open.
  • Jonathan Gitlin_thumbnail
    With box office dough on the line, a movie’s trailer must be meticulously crafted, from the sound design to the big title reveal. It’s Jonathan Gitlin’s job to make you remember the name.   
  • Shifting from a career as one of hundreds on a team creating entertainment for the masses to a niche business that counts exactly one employee has its ups and downs.