Jessica Choi

Production Coordinator

“Do something you're passionate about, something you enjoy doing every day.”

Location

Los Angeles, CA

Nationality

New Zealand

Average Work Week

There’s never an average week - give or take 30-50 hours.

Jessica Choi is a Production Executive in the Features Animation department at Netflix. Originally from New Zealand, Jessica attended King’s College in Auckland. She moved to Los Angeles in 2007 to pursue an education in film at the University of Southern California. She graduated from USC with a degree in business administration and cinematic arts. During her time at USC she interned at media networks FX and ABC. Choi has production experience across some of the biggest studios in Hollywood, such as Warner Brothers, Disney and DreamWorks. She’s had credits for feature films like Boss Baby, Trolls Holiday, Velvet Buzzsaw, Cats, and Jacob and the Sea Beast.

She is a natural leader and organizer whose work aims to improve diversity and representation in the entertainment industry. She has volunteered with the Trevor Project and the Downtown Women’s Center. She also directed the Southern California Business Film Festival in 2008 and founded USC’s women’s rugby team.

 

My Advice

Try to become a great listener and don’t be afraid to fail and make mistakes. If you stay safe you will live a life of mediocrity and fear.  It is okay to not know something. Ask questions and be kind.

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