Jon Brockett

Jon Brockett

Coordinating Producer


Screen Actors Guild Awards

Milestones

Milestones

My road in life has been direct.
Graduated with a major in Theater.
Moved to NY to be an actor.
Quickly figured out that's a bad idea.
But still wanted to work in entertainment.
Got a job at William Morris; also a bad idea.
Got a job as an assistant at SAG.
Several years later moved to Los Angeles to work on the SAG Awards.
And now I'm one of the producers of the show.
Keep following my journey
Education

Education

highschool
High School
undergrad
Bachelor
Theatre/Theatre Arts Management
Rollins College
Career

Career

Coordinating Producer

I produce a live nationally televised awards show.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Film
Film
Television
Television
Working with Others
Working with Others

Day to Day

Most of my day is spent on the phone and on email, which is frustrating because there's less time to be creative. Relationships with the people I work with - in and out of the office - are the key to getting things done in my job. I work on these relationships everyday.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

Problem solving. Communication. Be an expert in dealing with a lot of BS.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

Do everything. Take every film and theater class offered. Intern. Audition. For anything. Produce your own plays. Create your own short films. Even if it's with your iPhone camera. Get your feet wet. Learn everything you can.

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:

undergrad
Bachelor
Film/Cinema/Video Studies
Hurdles

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Myself:

"I honestly never had a lot of resistance from family or friends. I wanted to move away to NY, I moved to NY. I wanted to move even further away to LA, I moved to LA. My family was supportive of my choices and really enabled me to succeed. I think about this every day. If there was any noise it was my own. I doubted myself. I had a lot of fear of failure (and still do sometimes) but I pushed through it each time. I'm still pushing."

Always do the harder thing. It's easy to do nothing. To not make a decision. To just keep doing what you're doing because you're scared of failing. If it's between the hard thing and the easy thing, do the hard thing. It's usually the right thing.

Challenges I Overcame

Insecurity
Insecurity

I was a really insecure kid. After high school I was kind of lost and searching. It took me a long time to figure myself out.