I hopped off the plane at LAX and thus the adventures began. My goal for my time in Newhouse LA was to get a glimpse into what life could look like post-graduation. Working at AMC Networks’ ALLBLK streaming service let me see the great effort it takes to make Black storytelling feel authentic to our audience. I’ve gotten to attend film festivals, spend time on set and even pitch my own original series. Outside of work, I’ve tried to explore the outdoors, whether that’s catching a sunset in Malibu or hiking up to the Griffith Observatory. My time here emphasized the importance of being in the place where your industry happens because you never know who you could meet. More importantly you never know what could happen until you say “yes.”
David Barbier Jr. is a senior television, radio and film major in the Newhouse School.