So how do you solve the issue? One key is to erase the idea that producers who don’t live in New York or Los Angeles are “outsiders.” Members of a panel that featured producers and executives from Knoxville, Tenn.; Denver; St. Louis and Minneapolis said although plenty of networks are interested in shows from the flyover states, there’s definitely still a “cool kid” mentality of certain coastal brands. Some people still ask, “Why is your company there?”
“If we’re trying to bridge this divide between the urban and the rural and try to tell stories, post-November, about our world, that mind-set within our group has to change,” said Jager, who runs the Denver-based CORE Innovation Group.
University of Colorado Denver College of Arts & Media table at Colorado Business Committee for the Arts Luncheon. What a great table! CAM students, faculty, staff and three members of the Dean's Advisory Council. — with Luke Austin, Dierdre Wilson, Donna Hobley, Katryn Bowdle, Tanida Ruampant, Mar DiVietro, Brian DeLevie and Lori Fox at Sewell Ballroom at Denver Center for the Performing Arts.