Meet Evelyn Bradfield, graduate of the Digital Media Production program and Casting Associate Producer with Leopard USA.
Name: Evelyn Bradfield
Degree: Bachelor’s in Digital Media Production
Graduation Year: 2015
Hometown: Stuart, FL
Current City: New York, NY
Job: Casting Associate Producer, Leopard USA
Who do you admire and why?
My family because they are the greatest humans on earth…. and Dwayne Johnson.
What Jeopardy category could you clear, no problem?
80s/90s Music Groups
Raw almonds. I could eat a bucket of those!
Best account to follow on social media?
The number of cat and dog Instagrams I follow is embarrassing.
Best piece of advice you’ve received?
“Be the bullet.” My Dad always said this growing up, I still get the occasional reassuring text.
Tell us about your job:
As a Casting Associate Producer, I conduct a lot of outreach in terms of finding expats who are moving abroad or have plans to move abroad in the near future. It’s a lot of calls with interesting people and hearing their stories, determining if they are a good fit for our show..
What does your average day look like?
My day usually starts with a full email inbox of submissions from around the world. I filter through them and find the best stories for our show. I have a call with them, pitch them to our producing team and then ultimately the network. I am constantly talking or Facebook stalking – it’s definitely a unique position!
How did your education prepare you for your career?
When working with Seminole Productions, we had an amazing crew and group of people striving towards one goal – a sports broadcast we can be proud of! If it hadn’t been for that great team, it wouldn’t have been nearly as much fun. I’ve learned that the people you work with makes all the difference in this industry – you have to be able to laugh and have fun while also creating awesome TV.
How has working in your industry changed the way you look at the world?
I get to talk to people from around the world – my view on the world has changed immensely.
Who do you look to for inspiraton?
I look to my producing team for inspiration – no matter the show I’m on. My ultimate goal is to produce and they know this game better than anyone!
How do you handle work-life balance?
I do have the occasional Happy Hour with my co-workers but the weekends are usually when I can go to soccer games, restaurants, Central Park, etc. During the week, work is number one – a strong work ethic is imperative in this industry.
What advice would you give yourself in college?
Ask questions! Volunteer for everything you can! Experience is everything in this industry.