Name: Grant Singer
Graduation Year: 2017
Major: Film & TV Production
Hometown: San Francisco, CA
What were your favorite positions/memories at TVTV?
I started as a humble 409-er and loved Trojan Vision so much, I treated it like a second home. I spent a year as promos manager, making many of the on-air commercials, then went on to EP The SCoop and USC Comedy LIVE! One of the best moments at Trojan Vision was meeting Jack Black for a SCoop interview, he was so gracious and hilarious… I think that guy’s going places.
What has your journey and experience been like?
Working at Trojan Vision had a huge impact in shaping where I am! After graduating, I worked at Anonymous Content to continue my education in all things television, seeing firsthand how shows are developed, produced, and released. From there I worked as a Writers’ PA and Director’s Assistant on Season 2 of Amazon’s HOMECOMING, go check it out!
What are you up to now?
Most recently I co-created and co-directed a narrative podcast with fellow Trojan Vision alum Benedict Chiu, and a ton of fellow TVTV folk (starring Jillian Ruvalcaba, former promos manager, and Breakdown host!). Listen to ADMIT IT wherever you get your podcasts: https://admitpodcast.carrd.co/
Where would you like to be in 5-10 years?
I loved my time as a Writers’ PA, and I am excited to continue learning about the creation of television at every step of the process. In the next decade, I’d like to be writing and producing my own show, reliving my glory days at Trojan Vision!
Any words of advice for students?
No matter what job you have when you’re fresh out of college, find a way to be great at it. My first jobs in the industry were FAR from glamorous (those are stories for another time), but I tried to learn a lot from them. And maybe the most important advice of all, be kind to everyone around you. Many of my closest friends are people I worked with at Trojan Vision, and there’s a reason for that: they are incredible, talented, wonderful people.
Anything else you’d like to share?
Get in touch if you want to talk about Trojan Vision, script structure, or the latest episode of Better Call Saul. Also, shoutout to my favorite engineers Carl Takayesu and Rob Stattler — miss you guys!
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