We had the good fortune of connecting with Emma DeMuth and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Emma, is there a quote or affirmation that’s meaningful to you?
If knowledge is power, knowing what we don’t know is wisdom.” ― Adam M. Grant, Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know
I love finding out that I am wrong because that means I am one step closer to being less wrong. Conviction has historically been a trait held in high regard. However, I argue that conviction can be many leaders’ and innovators’ kryptonite. If you are not constantly rethinking your views and strategies then you underestimate how complex the world is.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I was recruited by bspoketv because of 48 hour film competitions that I participated in when I was an undergrad at NYU. On Friday night you and your team of 4 people were given a prop, line, and character occupation. You had 48 hours to write, shoot, and edit a short film. My team ended up winning both years we participated.
I found that I excel under constraints. Even though I went to film school, math was one of my favorite subjects growing up. I love problem solving. Hollywood has had a certain way of handling production that hasn’t changed much in decades. Yet our viewing patterns have changed substantially. A 12 year old with an iPhone can retain more viewers than some multimillion dollar Hollywood movies.
bspoketv challenges traditional television because we understand that by having more flexible productions we can have more meaningful partnerships with both brands and our creators that have not had an opportunity to be heard by establishment media.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I’ve only lived in LA for about a year so I still have a lot to learn but I would recommend roller skating along the Venice boardwalk, stopping for lunch at Teddy’s Red Tacos for lunch (the birria tacos are amazing), and then do some shopping on Abbott Kinney followed by dinner at Nic’s on Beverly (the vegan crispy rice is to die for). The following day, I would go body surfing at El Matador Beach in Malibu and finish the day with dinner at Catch’s rooftop.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Adam M. Grant, Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know
Michael Dutcher, CEO bspoketv
Tammy and Tommy DeMuth, my parents
NYU Tisch School of the Arts and NYU Stern School of Business