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SELF-STARTING IN LOS ANGELES

David Salzberg

MBA/MS television management

David Salzberg
David Salzberg began his career as a management consultant in the Information, Communications, and Entertainment Practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers. His experience encompasses technology, business analysis, strategic communications, and integrated marketing with such companies as HBO, Swiss Bank, Prudential, and Keller Williams Beverly Hills. In keeping with his passion for digital and social media, David has worked on social media marketing, interactive, and mobile app projects for ABC, Style, and Warner Bros, and HGTV. He recently produced a web-series called "Howard Gets an Interview". David holds an M.S./M.B.A from Drexel University in Television Management and a B.A. in International Affairs from The George Washington University.

Production
"Howard Gets an Interview"

"Howard Gets an Interview" follows the trials and tribulations of Howard Zitter, as he tries to land a job in corporate America; the only problem is Howard can't seem to catch a break. 

http://www.youtube.com/user/HowardsInterviews
http://blip.tv/howardgetsaninterview
http://www.facebook.com/HowardGetsAnInterview 

The series was inspired by my interview experiences when I moved to LA in 2010. After graduation from Drexel, I began collaborating with David Craig (a producer who was one of the adjunct professors in our program) on developing a few reality programming ideas. We pitched a show to some of the networks and he encouraged me to make the move to LA. When I arrived, the economy was really bad, and there were little or no jobs to be found. I took David's advice of literally having coffee with anyone and everyone that would meet with me and so began my interviewing journey. I began reaching out to people in the industry for informational interviews and "meet and greets". I was relentless and sometimes had 3-4 meetings a day, every day. Eventually, I got a break and started working for a production company doing social media marketing and audience development. Along the way I realized that rather than asking someone for their approval to create a project, that I could, and should do it myself. The interview experience is often awkward, unpleasant and amusing and everyone can relate to it. I thought back upon all of my interviews and realized that I had a show there. I found a writer to collaborate with and we began the process of hiring cast and crew. We had an amazing experience shooting the series and I am very proud of what our team has accomplished. I sincerely hope you enjoy it!