There's a lot of people working and writing for Moviepilot, so it's really hard to put faces to the amazing articles and events you see. But that's not how it should be! I am attempting to get a series going where I interview the talented, creative force behind Moviepilot. This way you guys can actually put faces to names, articles, and events! Guys, we're practically going to become family!
Introducing Andrew Marco
I was trying to decide who to interview first and Andrew Marco came to my mind. I've been incredibly blessed to have the amazing opportunity of interviewing him. He's a huge inspiration to me and probably to many more creators on Moviepilot. He's a community manager for Moviepilot and is based out of LA. He's taken creators to red carpets, organized creator meetups, and many other awesome things. Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome the talented, amazing Andrew Marco!
1. How did you get involved with Moviepilot?
I initially heard of Moviepilot through this little thing known as Facebook. The site produced tons of interesting content that always happened to show up on my newsfeed. I was looking for a job and when I found out that they were hiring, I jumped on it immediately. It's been an amazing ride so far.
2. How long have you been working for Moviepilot?
I've been working with Moviepilot for a little over a year now (1 Year - 3 Months).
3. Why do you enjoy working for Moviepilot?
I really enjoy Moviepilot because it gives a platform for people to finally voice their passions and opinions with other like-minded individuals. When I was in high school or even college I didn't know anyone who was as interested in films as I was. I didn't have the platform that MP provides. I finally know a spot where I can post the 'Top Five Reasons Why Back to the Future Is The Best Franchise Of All Time' and be accepted. It makes the world seem a bit smaller -- you now feel accepted.
4. What does a normal day at the Moviepilot office look like?
There really is no normal day here at the office. Whether it's sending out tons of e-mails to Creators across the world or preparing for a red carpet event, we do it all and we're taking the Creators along for the ride. Just last week we had a Creator fly-in all the way from Indiana to catch an early press screening for Ant-Man and interview one of the cast the following day. There's a lot of hustle that comes along with the territory but an equal amount of fun.
5. What’s the most memorable thing you’ve done with Moviepilot?
The most memorable thing that I've done with Moviepilot has to be when I organized our first ever Creator Meet-Up breakfast in New York City. I absolutely love the community and finally being able to put faces to names, especially ones that I've been speaking through FB for months. Having that many Creators in one spot to pig out on pancakes and talk about everything movies was truly amazing.
6. Who is your favorite actor and why?
Favorite actor hands down is Leonardo DiCaprio. I know it seems like the popular choice to say this, BUT he deserves all the credit and press (please give him an Oscar soon!). He's played the roles in some of the most iconic films and I think the true testament to his prowess is the list of Directors he's worked with. Inarritu, Scorsese, Spielberg, and Tarantino should give you more than enough insight onto his work ethic and skill.
7. What is your favorite movie and why?
My favorite movie of all time is Back to the Future. If you haven't seen the film, please stop what you're doing and see it. I recently waited outside for an hour and a half after an event just to get my Lego DeLorean box signed by the cast and crew of the film (well worth it if you ask me). It's a film that even after watching it five or six times you'll catch an insane amount of details. Great Scott!
8. Who is your favorite superhero and why?
Wolverine. I'm going to be very transparent and let everyone know reading this interview that I'm not a comic book reader and my knowledge is strictly from the TV shows and films. From the X-Men cartoon playing throughout the early 90s to Hugh Jackman being cast, he represented the absolute badass that I wanted to be. I wish I could go back to my photo albums and show you the costume I wore in the first or second grade.
9. If you had to pick one alternate career besides working for Moviepilot, what would it be?
If I had to choose an alternate career it'd have to be becoming a chef/restaurant owner. I haven't met very many people who enjoy food like I do -- I cook in my free time and it brings me joy. It's actually a dream of mine in the future to start a food truck. Maybe it'll be movie or TV themed ;)
10. Is there any advice you can give to those who are just joining Moviepilot?
The biggest piece of advice I can give to anyone at Moviepilot (just joining or in general) is to write about what you love -- so much that your passion bleeds through the screen. Don't count your views. Creators tend to discredit low numbers yet don't understand that there are people still reading it and taking the time out of their day to see what you created. Use each article as a stepping stone to becoming a better writer and fan.
So there you have it! How awesome is that? Wouldn't you love to work with Moviepilot someday? Make sure to check out Andrew Marco's profile here and follow him! Andrew Marco
Remember to stay awesome, keep writing, and be creative!