If You’re Going to Interrupt It Better Be Funny!

Hi!

Madeline and Liz here, and we are back with the last episode of Let Me Get Back to You - Season 1!

In our final episode of this first season, we chat with the hysterical Emma Vernon.

By day, Emma is an Integrated Marketing Manager at Viacom for Comedy Central and Spike. But by night, Emma takes the NYC comedy scene by storm with her hilarious improv skills.   

In Episode 5, Emma shares with us how she was first inspired to do comedy and perform at a young age by her grandmother.

She takes us through her journey - first as an intern at Seventeen Magazine, then to her passion-defining experience training in comedy at an Upright Citzen’s Brigade class where she fell in love with improv comedy, to her first adult job at AMC Networks where she learned the magic of powerpoint, to her job now where she marries her love of comedy in her day job at Comedy Central & Spike, with her evenings filled with performing improv comedy in NYC.

We definitely didn’t want our interview with Emma to end - she had us laughing so hard we cried - and are so glad we recorded this one to share with you!

Oh, and let’s help Emma’s google search change from “the ghost of Massachusetts” to “Let Me Get Back to You podcast guest” by listening and sharing on your social!

LISTEN HERE: http://bit.ly/2kPmd5H
AND HERE: http://apple.co/2jqYUQs
 

After you listen to Emma’s episode, please feel free to share this week's episode far and wide!

Here are brief posts you can copy/paste to your social media or email should you be so inclined.

If you want to tag us on Facebook (and please do!), you can type in '@' and type out 'Let Me Get Back To You' and the page should appear as an option to tag:

Facebook: Check out @LetMeGetBackToYou -- a podcast miniseries for, by & about women in the entertainment biz -- and hear from a hilarious UCB-trained Comedian. Listen and subscribe: http://apple.co/2jqYUQs

Twitter: Check out @letmegetbacktou & hear stories from UCB-trained Comedian @emverns! http://apple.co/2jqYUQs

Before we go, we want to take a moment to say THANK YOU for listening and for going on this journey with us! From the bottom of our hearts, we have been so encouraged by all the support and love we have received over these last few weeks.

So - Thank you, thank you, to all of you who have listened, and also to those of you who have reached out letting us know how you’ve been enjoying the show. We absolutely love hearing your thoughts and feedback.

As we mentioned last week, we are really excited to bring you a Bonus Episode in a few weeks.

There’s still time to hit us up with any questions you have for us to answer about the entertainment industry, our guests, or us!

Please feel free to use the contact page on our website, or you can always reach out to us over social media.

For now, please enjoy the last episode of Season 1 of Let Me Get Back to You!

Lot's of love,
Liz & Mad

FROM THE EPISODE:

Advice from Emma to Our Listeners:

Come in strong. / Assume you can do things. / Better to ask for forgiveness than permission. / When starting a new job - observe and get a sense of the culture first.

"Boss Ladies" Shout Outs:

Grandma & Mom! / Amy Poehler / Joan Rivers / Jessica Williams / Sasheer Zamata / Abbi Jacobson & Ilana Glazer

Emma's Bio:
Emma Vernon is writer, comedian and hypochondriac living in New York City. She is a graduate of UCB's Improv Training Center, and performs stand-up, improv, and storytelling around the city. By day, she is a marketer, working as an Integrated Marketing Manager at Viacom Velocity on the Comedy Central and Spike brands. If you have a doppelganger, she will find it. Follow her deepest, darkest secrets and hot takes on Twitter at @EmVerns.

Emma’s Upcoming Shows:

2/24: The Free Advice Show @ Legion Bar in BK 6:30-8 -  FREE.
3/4: Standup 360 Competition @ Broadway Comedy Club 6p - Tix at the door.
3/9: Baby Genies Monthly Improv Show @ Muchmore’s in BK - FREE.
3/30: That’s What She Said @ NY Comedy Club, 6:30-8p - Tix online: https://twss033017.eventbrite.com

"Don't Mess with Zumba"

Madeline and Liz here, and we are back with week four of Let Me Get Back to You.
 
Before we jump into this week’s episode, we have a special announcement!
 
We are so excited to share that we are going to be recording a BONUS EPISODE where we will be answering any and all of your questions!
 
Check out this anonymous survey and send in what you’d like us to answer about the entertainment industry, our guests, or about us. We’d also love to know who you might want to hear from on Season 2. Feel free to leave a comment on our InstaFB, or Tweet at us too!
 
Now on to the episode...
 
This week we catch up with the always hustling TV Executive Maritza Chong-Qui.
 
Maritza is an amazing woman whose talents span across the worlds of music, journalism, and comedy. She’s also a major lover of carving out Zumba-time and has a ton of pride for her college alma mater, Syracuse. 
 
In Episode 4,Maritza takes us on her journey – from her close relationship with her family, to her time in college radio, to her love of Miley Cyrus (which led to a surprise she will never forget), to bouncing around in the world of production before landing a life-changing job opportunity at MTV, and how she became the TruTV Network Executive she is today.
 
Warm, intelligent, fun-loving and kind, Maritza was such a joy to interview!

After you listen to Maritza’s episode, please feel free to share this week's episode far and wide! Here are brief posts you can copy/paste to your social media or email should you be so inclined. If you want to tag us on Facebook (and please do!), you can type in '@' and type out 'Let Me Get Back To You' and the page should appear as an option to tag:

Facebook: Check out @LetMeGetBackToYou  a new podcast miniseries for, by & about women in the entertainment biz – and hear from a TV Network Exec who loves Zumba, has major Syracuse pride, and as an intern interviewed @MileyCyrus! Listen and subscribe: http://apple.co/2jZcCue

Twitter: Check out @letmegetbacktou & hear stories from TV network exec and @MileyCyrus interviewer @mconreplay! http://apple.co/2jZcCue

Lots of love,
Liz & Mad

FROM THE EPISODE:

About Maritza:

Maritza Chong-Qui has worked at an array of jobs within the TV world. From getting her start on MADE and miTRL (Spanglish TRL) to casting background actors on Orange is the New Black she’s seen plenty from all sides of production. Currently, she works on the programming and development team at truTV. She’s been involved in projects including Almost GeniusSuper Into, and the soon-to-premiere Greatest Ever. She wears a fitbit but considers chocolate milkshakes a solid protein meal. She always has a book in her purse, currently it’s The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney, and a game on her phone, Two Dots. She’s an avid fan of the pop world (O-Town was her first concert and Ed Sheeran is her spirit animal). When she’s not in a Zumba class she is teaching herself to play the piano (any requests are kindly encouraged). Oh yea, and she bleeds ORANGE.

Watch Maritza's MTV3 TRL Interview with Miley Cyrus here!

Advice from Maritza:

Go All In.
Recognize Opportunities, Then Don't Hesitate.
Be Open to the Journey.
Know Your Worth.
 

"Boss Ladies" Shout Outs:

Miley Cyrus
Mary Kate & Ashley Olsen
Heidi Thomas & Heather Worth (Call the Midwife)
Mom & Sisters

Go Be Badass

Hi!

We hope you have enjoyed the first two episodes of Let Me Get Back to You. With so many challenges surrounding us in the world this week, we are grateful to be putting a little positivity into the universe by sharing another incredible woman’s story!

This Tuesday, we have a conversation with the passionate, outspoken, and driven Talent Manager, Monica Villarreal to share with you. Monica is an energetic woman on a mission whose desire to make an impact on the entertainment industry started early when she enjoyed watching the TGIF line up, but noticed her Mexican-American family wasn't reflected on her TV screen. She took that to heart and knew she wanted to help create change. She started by exploring the world of acting and then made the decision to shift her career to learn the business side, and now her work as a talent manager allows her to marry her love of entertainment with her socially conscious and active voice.

In Episode 3, Monica is open and honest with us about her journey thus far. From her days attending NYU's Tisch School of the Arts for acting, to her uncertainty about what would be next, to her big break entering into the world of an agency at WME, to her current Talent Manager position at Authentic Talent & Literary Management, Monica shares how she trusts her instincts, surrounds herself with people she can learn from, and sets goals for herself. Caring, strong, heartfelt and fierce, we learned so much from our conversation with Monica! So much so that someday when we have a budget, there will be t-shirts! We hope you enjoy.

LISTEN HERE: www.soundcloud.com/letmegetbacktoyou

AND HERE: http://www.letmegetbacktoyou.com/listen/

After you listen, please feel free to share this week's episode far and wide! Here are brief posts you can copy/paste to your social media or email should you be so inclined.

If you want to tag us on Facebook (and please do!), you can type in '@' and type out 'Let Me Get Back To You' and the page should appear as an option to tag:

Facebook: Check out @LetMeGetBackToYou -- a new podcast miniseries for, by & about women in the entertainment biz -- and hear from a talent manager on a mission to make TV more representative of all Americans. Listen and subscribe: http://apple.co/2kcHTqw

Twitter: Check out @letmegetbacktou & get advice from a talent manager on a mission to make TV representative of America! http://apple.co/2kcHTqw

Lot's of love,

Liz & Mad

FROM THE EPISODE

Advice from Monica to Our Listeners:

Understand what your innate gifts are. / It's ok to change careers. / Create your own opportunities. / Surround yourself with the right people.

Monica's Recommended Organizations:

ACLU: https://www.aclu.org/

Planned Parenthood: https://www.plannedparenthood.org/

Hispanic Heritage Foundation: http://hispanicheritage.org/

Vote Latino: http://votolatino.org/

Monica’s Bio:

Monica Villarreal is a Talent Manager at Authentic Talent & Literary Management in New York. She also serves as the LOFT leader on Entertainment for the Hispanic Heritage Foundation and serves on Robert Rodriguez's Diversity Council for El Rey Network. Villarreal attended NYU's Tisch School of the Arts majoring in Theatre with double minors in Producing and Latino Studies. While there, she studied four years of conservatory at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting in New York and in Los Angeles with Casting Director, Deb Aquila. Post graduation, she served as Casting Director for the short film, Botes al Amanacer which premiered at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. With a desire to learn the film and television business at large, she moved into the agency world at WME in NY and began working in the Motion Picture Talent Department with some of the best actors and agents in the business. Missing the creative and producing side, she moved to Authentic where she worked for President and CEO, Jon Rubinstein before being promoted to Talent Manager. She currently works with an exciting list of clients with a devout focus toward finding, developing, and creating opportunity for diverse, game changing ethnic artists in front of and behind the camera. She also serves as an activist for social causes, specifically with undocumented minors from Central America and works in partnership with organizations such as Voto Latino with strategic thinking toward empowering young voters during election cycles.

"Thanks Tobey"

Hi!

Madeline Post and Liz DeCesare here, back for another installment of our brand new podcast Let Me Get Back To You!

Let Me Get Back to You is a podcast for, by and about women in the entertainment industry.

This week, we sit down with the creative and talented Producer & Development Executive, Chelsea Rickling.

Chelsea is a smart go-getter who's talents have spanned across the world of production, development and casting.

In Episode 2, Chelsea takes us on her journey so far. From her days on of sharing shoes with Leighton Meester on the set of Gossip Girl, to her big break at MTV where she began working in development, to her shared elevator ride with Leo DiCaprio, to her current creative producer position at an unscripted development production company.

Warm, intelligent, fun-loving and kind, we so enjoyed our conversation with Chelsea!

We hope you do too.

Lot's of love,
Liz & Mad


FROM THE EPISODE:

Advice from Chelsea to Our Listeners:
Be the hardest worker. 
Stay positive. Be confident.

"Boss Ladies" Shout Outs:
Ilana Glazer & Abbi Jacobson (Broad City) / Lena Dunham / Jenji Kohan / Matt McGory / Rachel Bloom (Crazy Ex GF) / Connie Britton (Nashville)

Chelsea's Bio:
Chelsea Rickling is a television junkie and unofficial book club member living in New York City. She's worked in production & development on various movies and television shows for the Weinstein Company, Focus Features, MTV, A&E, The CW, TLC & more. Currently, she is a development executive at Big Fish Entertainment. You can find her on Twitter & Instagram as @chelsearickling. 

 

"Dear Kenneths"

Hi!

Welcome to the official launch of Let Me Get Back To You!

We are kicking off our first season by interviewing a writer and dear friend, Brianna Jacobson.


Brianna is a remarkable woman who works not only in TV, but across many mediums, including social media at AMC, cue cards at SNL, as a contributing writer at Weekend Update, and much more.


In Episode 1, we explore why she is the perfect example of what being a writer today can mean. Writers are the people who can make us laugh, cry, and everything in between... and Brianna Jacobson captures it all (especially the comedic side) with grace.
 

Brianna takes us on her journey - From her nomadic upbringing, to her attempt at breaking into TV by passing her resume out at a music festival, to a life-changing Tina Fey encounter, and to how she became the working writer she is today.
 

Brilliant, witty, hardworking, and thoughtful, we are incredibly fortunate that Brianna took the time to sit down with us.

We hope you enjoy our conversation with her!

LISTEN HERE: www.soundcloud.com/letmegetbacktoyou
AND HERE: http://www.letmegetbacktoyou.com/listen/

Lot's of love,
Liz & Mad
 


FROM THE EPISODE:

5 Pieces of Advice from Brianna to Our Listeners:
Don't Be Afraid (of "No")
Be Prepared (Do The Homework)
Follow the Rules (Listen)
Keep a Smile On
Ask for Help!

"Boss Ladies" Shout Outs:
Tina Fey - https://www.amazon.com/Bossypants-Tina-Fey/dp/031605689
Constance Zimmer - @constancezimmer
Marti Noxon - @martinoxon
Sarah Michelle Gellar - @sarahmgellar
Shiri Appleby - @shiriappleby
Cynthia Rowley - @cynthia_rowley
Katie Miervaldis - @KatersM85

Brianna's Bio:
Brianna Jacobson is a writer, comedian and 90's alt-rock enthusiast living in New York City. Her work has appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Saturday Night Live, MTV and Fuse, but you probably know her better from her child modeling days in the windows of Limited Too. She currently writes social copy for AMC, in addition to managing her lifestyle website www.LilConqueror.com. You can find Brianna on Twitter and Instagram as @Lil_Conqueror.

Brianna's Foo Fighters Video:
#HireBrianna video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=coJSiuhO1hk

 

Welcome and hello!

Hi Everyone!

This is a brand new podcast beginning very soon. At launch, we will be bringing you brand new episodes where we interview exceptionally badass women in entertainment, available every week, for 5 weeks. 

You can find episodes to listen to on this website, as well as on iTunes and SoundCloud.

If you are a woman in the entertainment industry, or are someone who aspires to be the next great writer / actor / producer / director / executive, we've got your back.

Feel free to drop us a note, question or comment on the contact page, or on any of our social media. 

You can find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. We'd love to have you follow along as part of our journey. 

More to come when we officially launch! 

xo

Mad & Liz