We had the good fortune of connecting with Natasha Pearl Hansen and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Natasha Pearl, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
I knew I wanted a career in entertainment early on, but being 50/50 creative-analytical brained, I always told myself I’d have to balance my artistic endeavors with being business savvy. I started learning everything I could regarding the business side of entertainment, and that led me to eventually launch my first company, Wonderland Motion Pictures, a production company based in LA, with my director/writer partner. I learned a lot during the time we owned Wonderland, most importantly that the only person who wants to give you money for your projects is you, so be prepared to launch and pitch, bootstrap, and launch and pitch again until you see a project through. Launching a second production company and going through over a decade of this process put me in the right headspace to give any great ideas I had a fair shot, believe in them the most I possibly could, and find the right people to help me bring my vision to life along the way. This is what made launching MyBreakUpRegistry.com a no-brainer for me after my decade-long relationship with my fiance ended a few years ago. I knew if I didn’t manifest the idea, it’d find a new host to bring it to life and I couldn’t let it fly away from me that easily!

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 love to collaborate and craft partnerships, and I started teaching myself ways to do this when I had my first production company and no funds to back it. I really harnessed that skill over time, and as I grew my social media, I used partnerships to be able to tour and produce shows where I wanted so I could get ample stage time, keep building my material and writing as a comedian while growing a slow and steady supporter base. Throughout this process I always loved to highlight my shortcomings and how they brought me to my successes, and I really built my brand around this through-line. I created my podcast Future Role Model to hold space for others to share similar stories, and my comedy special and startup both follow suit. Being honest about your trials and pushing through them is relieving in every sense, and even though it’s not easy to want to admit your “failures,” we all need to do it because it helps so many people feel better about their own. I’d like the world to know that I’m an open book, but I’ll always find a silver lining in an unfavorable story and turn it into something funny or helpful or that gives back to others, or all three and beyond!

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I’m quite the Midwest girl in LA… I like going places where you can still hear friends and have a nice chat or hang, but get a Southern California ambience. When I have friends visiting Los Angeles my favorite first stop has always been The Roof on Wilshire, a rooftop situated down in the Miracle Mile. You can see all angles of LA from up there and map out the city visually for a guest while getting great cocktails and food. I also always try to pick an area to visit along the beach that suits my friends’ essence – Malibu for something more refined, Venice for a more relaxed visitor. I love a good burger and Stout on Cahuenga is one of my top recommendations, mainly because they have a killer beer selection to go along. Ysabel is a place I like to take friends that feels like true Los Angeles without being “too LA,” since most of my friends and I aren’t much of a nightclub crowd. Bar hopping in Culver City is always great, and Jones on Santa Monica is one of my favorite spots to get a giant martini and pizza.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
There are so many people along the way that have helped without even realizing it. One that comes to immediate mind is my friend, Director, Producer and Writer Jonathan Talbert. We’ve known each other for many years and he believed in me as a creator every step of the way, investing countless time and personal resources into projects of mine. It’s because of him that my first comedy special, “I Was Supposed to Get Married Today,” was possible. He saw the creative opportunity and jumped in with complete faith in me to deliver. That brought my comedy career to a new level and was the launching point for my company MyBreakUpRegistry.com. So much love to you Jonathan!

Website: www.NPHcomedy.com

Instagram: www.instagram.com/NPHcomedy

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/natashapearlhansen/

Twitter: www.twitter.com/NPHcomedy

Facebook: www.facebook.com/NPHcomedy

Other: www.mybreakupregistry.com

Image Credits
Matt Schmidt, Andrew Max Levy, Todd Rosenberg

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