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Matt Hawkins

Matt Hawkins

Top Cow Productions

President/COO

Personal Information

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School: University of California, Los Angeles/Cal Tech/UCR

Major: Economics/Physics

Career Information

Company You Work For Now: Top Cow Productions

Title: President/COO

Industry: Entertainment

Brief Description of Duties / Responsibilities

Manage business operations, produce and write content.

What Has Been Your Proudest Accomplishment Post-CWP?

Producing the Wanted film at Universal.

CWP Career Impact

In one sentence, what has CWP meant to you?

Taught me confidence in myself and that I really could do just about anything I set my mind to...and I've done it.

How did your CWP experience impact your career? Immediately after graduation? Now?

Marketing and sales are important skills for any career path. I've had to pitch and sell ideas to film studios. After cold calling people to paint their houses, this was easy.

What was the greatest lesson you learned from your CWP experience?

To make sure you deliver what you sell.

Advice

What advice do you have for potential CWP participants? Current CWP participants?

What you learn from 18-22 will affect you every day for the rest of your life.

What's your favorite memory from CWP?

Spilling a 50 gallon bucket of blue paint in the client's pool.

Last words of wisdom

The entertainment field is very difficult and people fail a lot. I've failed a lot. You just keep plugging away. People do get lucky, but you can't get lucky if you're not playing the game.

Matt Hawkins