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Mette Norkjaer

Mette Norkjaer

BOOM! Studios

Los Angeles, CA USA

"When you finally figure out what you want to do, stick with it and give it your all. Success requires a lot of small failures along the way."

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Mette's work combines: Film, Writing, and Being Creative

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Day In The Life

Creative Executive

I track, read, and meet with screenwriters and filmmakers, as well as develop the BOOM! Studios film slate with our team

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

    Copenhagen International School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    English Language and Literature, General

    University of Copenhagen

  • Graduate Degree

    MFA Peter Stark Producing Program

    University of Southern California

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Non-degree exchange program

    University of California, Los Angeles

Here's the path I recommend for someone who wants to be a Producers & Directors:

Bachelor's Degree: English Language and Literature, General

Graduate Degree: MFA Peter Stark Producing Program

Bachelor's Degree: Non-degree exchange program

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Life & Career Milestones

My path in life took a while to figure out

  • 1.

    I moved around a lot with my family growing up, meaning I had to learn to make new friends and adjust to my environment every couple of years. But luckily, this instilled a yearning for adventure.

  • 2.

    After graduating in 2016, I landed a job at BOOM! Studios - a comic book publisher and production company with a first look deal with 20th Century Fox.

  • 3.

    When I applied to college, I wanted to study film but I didn't get into the program at my University. Instead, I studied English, which has paid off in more ways than I could've imagined in my career.

  • 4.

    In 2018, I was promoted to Creative Executive in the film division at BOOM! Studios.

  • 5.

    While studying at the University of Copenhagen, I was selected to study abroad at UCLA.

  • 6.

    In 2014, I got accepted to the Peter Stark Producing Program MFA at the prestigious School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California,

Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement

  • THE NOISE

    Messages from Society in general:

    There's so much uncertainty in the entertainment industry, you should try something more secure.

  • How I responded:

    While there definitely is a lot of uncertainty, you also have to look at the other side of that argument, which says that there's also a lot of opportunity in this industry. When you finally figure out what you want to do, stick with it and give it your all. Success requires a lot of small failures along the way.

Experiences and challenges that shaped me

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  • I'm originally from Denmark and I moved to the US to pursue my masters degree at USC. Leaving behind my family and friends to pursue my dream in Los Angeles, where I knew no one, was definitely a challenge.