A downside to having great content is that some want it for free. Enter Perry, who along with his colleagues, is at the forefront of antipiracy and content protection. In 2019, he plans to travel as a tribute to the late Anthony Bourdain, whom he greatly admired. “Work hard, stay relevant and be strategic in career planning,” he advises cable newcomers.
What’s a recent example of a step forward for diversity in the industry?
The critical success of “Moonlight” and the box office success of “Crazy Rich Asians” and “Black Panther”—all well-deserved—augur well for diversity. Diverse stories, diverse storytellers, diverse cast, and diverse directors whose efforts yield critical and popular success make it easy to diversify and defenseless not to.
What’s your best advice to someone just entering the video content/distribution industry?
Work hard, stay relevant and be strategic in career planning.
If there were a reality show based on your office, what would it be called?
“Hollywood by the Beach”