Raised in suburban Chicago with a Catholic education, my upbringing was a healthy mix of Portillo’s and Paper Mate erasable pens. The latter has helped me in many more ways.
As a high school junior, I was accepted into Goodman Theatre’s Cindy Bandle Young Critics, a program specifically designed to immerse young women into the world of theater and journalism. It was there that I met FF2 Media Founder Jan Lisa Huttner, my assigned mentor who offered a film criticism internship in the fall of 2008.
After receiving the Presidential Scholarship to Dominican University, which I attended for my first two years, I transferred to Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois to participate in their highly regarded Hollywood semester program.
Trading in the snow for the sunshine was the highlight of my college experience. As a Warner Bros. intern, I sat in the Stars Hollow gazebo, found the remnants of County General hospital and relived the West Wing walk-and-talks on Stage 29. As much as I missed home, that backlot was the closest I could get.
Throughout four years of college, my presence at FF2 Media remained steady as I served as a part-time Multimedia Editor, writing film reviews, assisting in lectures and developing the growing website. I was hired as full-time Associate Editor after receiving my Bachelor of Arts degree, Magna Cum Laude, in May 2014.
Living in Chicago and Los Angeles throughout the last three years has allowed for an internship with Berlanti Productions (back in the magical bubble of Warner Bros.) as well as production assistant positions for Entertainment Tonight and Amazon Studios. With each experience came an increasing appreciation for FF2 Media and the significant role it’s played in my life.
Now serving as Managing Editor, I have witnessed the company’s growth - as well as my own - over the last nine years. It is a privilege to edit and oversee the daily contributions from our diverse writers. I am proud to be a part of the journey from a small team in Chicago to worldwide representation.
As I grow and move and change, FF2 Media remains a guiding light for me and for many. In turn, I hope to have enlightened our readers and encouraged them to support female artists in their endeavors to write and direct films.
Voices need to be heard, films need to be seen and stories need to be written … even with an erasable pen.
Posts include 'Feminism is funny: Writing team inspires a generation with female-led comedies, 'Robin Schiff's 'Romy and Michele' marks platinum anniversary',‘A Walk to Remember’ screenwriter reflects on adaptation, Hollywood's gender bias', as well as film reviews of Their Finest, To the Bone.
© Brigid K. Presecky (7/21/17) FF2 Media
Top Photo: Production on Netflix's Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life begins shooting (2016)
Middle/Featured Photo: Headshot (2017)
Bottom Photo: Brigid visits Avalon, Catalina Island (2016)