Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner, writers and producers of the HBO show Girls, discuss working your way up the career ladder
(bright, airy music)…- I want to talk a little bit about career…and about career ladders, how people get ahead.…Lena, I know that Nora Ephron was one of your mentors.…And she had a great essay about being a journalist.…She'd said that she really recommended…that people work their way up,…that if she had been given too much,…the ability to be too creative early on…that probably she would have failed…and that would have hampered her whole career.…Instead she was a cub reporter at The Post,…she learned next to people, she went on to Esquire,…she be came a columnist.…
You really came out of the gate creative, making big things,…and pitching, getting picked up by HBO very early on.…Do you recommend to people,…when they say I want to be the next Lena Dunham.…Do you recommend to people that they just start producing…or that they work their way up the ladder?…What's the right answer?…- Well, usually, when I get approached,…and a young person, a young woman asks me...…They'll say, "How did Girls happen?…"How did you get to the starting gate of your career?"…
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