Having hustled my way into a conversation with Disney’s marketing assistant, and submitted a resume/cover letter, I was offered the opportunity to interview at the Toronto office.
It’s hard to realize that what had been a dream of mine for so many years was finally coming true. Hours were spent absorbing as much knowledge I could about the organization and upcoming theatrical releases, reviewing my past work experience, and – of course – preparing how best to tackle Disney’s current marketing initiatives.
The one (fatal) question? What’s the most recent movie you watched in a movie theatre? For some reason – as the most dim-witted individual – I froze and forgot the many movies I had watched just in the last month. You’d think I’d mention Argo, Silver Lining Playbook, etc. What did I mention? Iron Man 2. What was I thinking? How did the movie geek get movie stumped? I was crushed. The spotless impression I tried to make was now a disaster.
Please let there be hope! This position is all I’ve wanted and prepared for for the last two years. Fingers crossed!