Recently our own Barbara Hennessy was interviewed by NJBiz.com, below is an excerpt from their talk. You can read the full article here.
Now that the torch has been passed on by my newest mentor Mary Johnson, I'd like to take this opportunity as the next writer of “Breaking Glass” to introduce another mentor of mine who had faith in me when I was often overlooked.
Barbara Hennessy hired me when I didn’t have enough experience. She promoted me quickly and often, trusting me with bigger and bigger projects along the way. She helped me jumpstart my career and often connected me with high-profile producers in the film and television industry. And once, when I had cornered myself into a job that wasn’t right for me, Barbara took me out for coffee and instilled in me the strength to make a change for the better. Barbara has always led me in the right direction, and for that I could not be more thankful.
Please enjoy this Q&A with my mentor Barbara Hennessy, Vice President of Production at Tribe Pictures in Chatham.
MF: What did you do before you worked for Tribe Pictures?
BH: I was a full-time stay-at-home mom, temporarily retired from my life in film production. I am very grateful that I could afford that time with my children while they were young. However, I also wanted to get back to my career as a production company executive.