Friday, July 14, 2006

The Devil Wears Prada and Me

Once in a while along comes a talent for producing movies. Wendy Finerman is one of those talents to be able to put together a dream team to direct the movie, do the costuming and play the lead roles.

How can you get any better than Meryl Streep using all of your acting talents to make Miranda a realistic character and avoid turning the movie into a cartoon. The street scenes, office mania, dialog are also incredibly realistic and believable at some level. I was missing New York and remembering back to my early career at HBO and The Movie Channel.

Well, here it is again. There were about 10 of us that helped to put together the Movie Channel, I was one and a young women from Wharton was doing some analysis of Movie acquisitions across the hall. She was smart and analytical and generally very nice to be around. It turned out that young woman was Wendy Finerman.

It is very amazing to fast foreward to day to realize how much she has grown up in the movie industry, survived and prospered. One day I would love to catch up with her and here about her journey.

It also lets me know that we had some amazing people back then including the founder of MTV, the current chairman of Viacom, the CEO of MTV, former President of Nickelodeon among those 10 people.

Well, I am still on my journey and enjoying the prosperity of my old colleagues.

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