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Bruno Del Granado is an entertainment industry executive and the Head of the Miami office of Creative Artist Agency (CAA), which is one of the best known talent and sports agencies in America. Bruno has over 25 years of experience in the film production, broadcasting and music industry, working with stars including:  Gloria Estefan, Luis Fonsi, Ricky Martin and Maluma. He started in the industry at CBS Records in 1986 then move to MTV while steadily progressing up the ranks in the industry. In 1997, Bruno founded Entertainment Media Factory, to create content for Latin American, European and Asian audiences and eventually he became the president of the Latin division of Madonna’s Maverick Recording Company. In 2014, Bruno joined CAA’s team and enjoys seeing the creative process go from just thoughts to a reality.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT IN THIS EPISODE:

  • Why it’s important to start in the mailroom in the music and entertainment industry  (3:47)
  • What hard and soft skills Bruno looks for at CAA, including a person’s passion for the industry and their humility (5:52)
  • Why nothing is beneath you and why it’s important to never burn bridges on the way up (7:35)
  • Why your major doesn’t matter (8:47)
  • Why Bruno believes traveling is an important life experience (10:51)
  • How speaking different languages can open doors for you (16:13)
  • Why Bruno thinks the best part of the industry is the creative people (18:14)
  • How the coronavirus has affected his work (22:28)
  • What Bruno’s best career advice is, including advice from legendary radio host Casey Kasem and Bruno’s own parents (23:53)
  • What shows, movies or books most accurately depict this profession, including David Rensin’s book The Mailroom: Hollywood History from the Bottom Up, movies like The Player, Swimming with Sharks, Jerry Maguire and the shows Entourage and Songland (27:02)
  • How this industry is not as glamorous as it seems and Bruno’s experiences at the Grammys! (29:21)
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