Point Loma Nazarene University
Contact: Kalyn McMackin (760) 685-3312
Point TV: Channel 23 Public Relations Manager.
Advisor: Alan Hueth (619) 849-2358
Date: March 14, 2013
Written by: Kalyn McMackin
Alumnus Using Film Skills in Los Angeles
Since graduating Point Loma Nazarene University in 2011, alumnus Jessica Bobik has used her skills and knowledge of film and television production to earn a job at Base Productions, a productions company located in Los Angeles.
“I'm an office production assistant so I'm at the bottom of the totem pole but working my way up,” said Bobik. “I'm also working on writing a screenplay with a friend of mine which has made it to the hands of some fairly credible people in this town, so that's pretty awesome.”
In her time at PLNU, Bobik served as a Technical Assistant and General Manager of Point TV. She used her leadership skills in television workshop courses and was responsible for promotions, news and supervising other managers.
Upon graduating as a Media Communications major, Bobik became a summer camp counselor for The New York Film Academy where she worked with middle school and high school film and acting students.
Soon after, she began to work on-screen as a background actor for movies such as “The Hangover Part III” and television shows including “90210,” “Dexter” and “Community.”
With almost two years of experience under her belt, Bobik has learned much about what the entertainment industry involves and the lessons and sacrifices it demands.
“I learned how important it is to be an excellent team player,” said Bobik. “I also learned how essential it is to have balance in your life… spiritually, emotionally, socially, and physically. A healthy person is a happy and productive person.”
After having worked on the production side of entertainment, Bobik has realized that in front of the screen is where she is meant to be.
“I have realized I want to host,” said Bobik. So now I begin my adventure to try and pursue that passion of mine by being an on-air personality again! Whether it’s through radio or some small budget hosting gig, I'm taking any and every gig I can get to get where I want to be.”
Bobik encourages students at PLNU to take advantage of the time and the resources provided, because as she explains, getting a job in the “real world” isn’t easy.
“Learn all of the equipment, even if it doesn't interest you and work on as many shows as you can, doing different jobs,” said Bobik. “At Loma you have a plethora of opportunities to work on shows; in the real world you fight for even just one opportunity to work on a show.”