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Rising Through the Ranks: Erin Conley

They say networking is invaluable in Hollywood, and for Erin Conley, that statement proves true.

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Rising Through the Ranks: Samantha Levenshus

Starting over can be frightening, especially after dedicating years to an established career.

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Rising Through the Ranks: Erik Sandoval

For the last 15 years, 34-year-old Erik Sandoval has been hustling in Hollywood, doing what he loves while working toward a brighter future.

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Rising Through the Ranks: Xavier Stiles

It’s only been 10 months since Xavier Stiles began working for Monica Owusu-Breen on the Buffy the Vampire Slayer reboot, but since day one, it’s been a dream come true. 

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Rising Through The Ranks: Anil Foreman

For the better part of three decades, writing was an afterthought for 35-year-old Anil Foreman.

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Director Dan Pritzker On His Jazz Film 'Bolden'

Charles “Buddy” Bolden might be the most mythical American musician you've never heard of.

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Rising Through the Ranks: 'Better Call Saul' Showrunner's Assistant Valerie Chu

Imagine working for the showrunner of one of the most esteemed shows in Hollywood.

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Director Ryan White on 'Ask Dr. Ruth'

Photo courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images Two years ago, Dr. Ruth Westheimer — also known as Dr. Ruth, America’s most famous sex therapist — wasn’t on director Ryan White’s radar. He knew who she was — who in America doesn’...

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Rising Through the Ranks: Sydney Mitchel

Behind the scenes of the popular CBS procedural NCIS: New Orleans, you’ll always find 30-year-old Sydney Mitchel working to keep her boss on track. As the assistant to showrunner Chris Silber, Mitchel has been her boss's gatekeeper and confidant sinc...

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