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I’m here today with Abby Pilgrim, who’s a recent graduate of Patrick Henry College and also before that, she was a graduate of her family’s homeschool. Abby, welcome to the program.
Thank you. I’m glad to be here.
Abby, you were a journalism major at PHC, and now you’re putting that degree to good use. Where are you working?
I’m currently working at National Geographic Television and Film in the series department. I’m the production coordinator there, which is a pretty diverse job. I do research for development, help write proposals, and I do administrative work for the executive producer, and pretty much fill in for whatever else is going on in production that they need help with.
What are some of the TV projects that you’ve been able to work on for National Geographic?
I have been doing development on several shows. They have a series on Mysteries of the Bible that I’ve done some research for; also, some shows with historical background that I’ve looked up, or conspiracy theories that I’ve done research and helped pull together proposals for.
Abby, in your journalism program, you were prepared pretty much for the “print” side of the media experience. How did you make the transition into television?
A lot of what journalism prepared me for was to be a good writer and a strong communicator. And those things are just as important in film and television as they are in print journalism.
Abby, thanks so much for joining us. I’m Mike Farris.