Navigating Career Change Panel Discussion – Overcoming Obstacles to Career Change in the Entertainment Industry

Daisy Swan & Associates upcoming career panel is a great way to learn about working in a variety of entertainment industry positions including the music industry and also how to transition out of these jobs. Guests will have the opportunity to talk informally with the panelists both before and after the discussion.

According to the 2008 ExecuNet Sixteenth Annual Executive Job Market Intelligence Report, 40% of executives are dissatisfied with their current job. The Report also states that 44% of executives expect their age will negatively impact their ability to land a new position. And practically nowhere do these two statistics ring true more than in the entertainment industry.

At this July 10th “Navigating Career Change” Panel Discussion, Daisy Swan, MA, CPCC, “The Los Angeles Career Counselor & Coach,” will moderate a panel of entertainment industry professionals who will address the ways in which career change can often take shape. Attendees will receive practical tips and inspiration from these real people who have experienced real career change – while dealing with the attitudes and expectations of their entertainment industry colleagues and peers. Want to hear their stories? Join us at this event on July 10th!

Event: Navigating Career Change Panel Discussion: Overcoming Obstacles to Career Change in the Entertainment Industry
Presented by Daisy Swan, MA, CPCC: The Los Angeles Career Counselor & Coach
Date: Thursday, July 10, 2008
Time: 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Location:, 12100 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 320,
Los Angeles, CA 90025 (at Wilshire and Bundy)
Tickets Call 310-820-8877 or visit

You have been in an “assistant” position for what seems like too long. You are ready to make a career change, but are unsure of how to proceed. You have achieved a level of success, and are ready to try something different and more meaningful. These are all self-truths that the July 10th panelists admitted to themselves at certain points in their entertainment industry careers, and they all successfully maneuvered through the necessary changes, in order to attain their ultimate goals.

The July 10th panelists include Hillary Kaye, who joined the William Morris Agency in 2007 as a corporate communications assistant, after a three-year stint in television development at production company, Katalyst Films; Gracelyn Brown, currently serving as the Vice President of Programming for MGM-HD, whose career was founded in brand strategy, at Innovation Protocol, and in marketing television stations, and creating and producing branded events and broadcast specials; Judy Cairo, an independent film producer in Los Angeles, who, 15 years ago, packed up her life and left her Southern home and first career phase, as a corporate-side producer for numerous local television stations and networks; Angela Fairhurst, whose career began in network television as a producer and line producer, but has transitioned into consumer marketing and product development, where she is currently the Executive Director for the Chambers Group, a creative marketing firm that does positioning and product development for large consumer product companies; and, Mary Oatman, who currently works as an elementary school band director, after 25+ years at NBC as a music supervisor and music consultant.

Tickets are $35 each for those who register by July 3, and $45 each thereafter and/or at the door. For more information or to register, please call 310-820-8877 or visit