In my second year of college, I met a young man named Reece George who had television courses with me in our Broadcast Technology major. He always worked extremely hard and remained professional under any classroom circumstances. We kept in contact throughout the years, and now he runs his own online show called “Young Doers TV”, where he interviews young, talented artists trying to break into the field of their choice.
Below is my interview with him, his website, and information on how you can get in contact with Reece!
* Tell me a little about yourself, your background, what part of Brooklyn you live in, and what school you attend*
My name is Reece George, I’m originally from St. Vincent and the Grenadines and came to New York when I was 9 years old. I currently reside in Canarsie. I’m 25 years old and I attend Brooklyn college completing my Bachelors degree in Television and Radio. I previously attended kingsborough community college and have an Associate degree in Broadcast Management.
*What inspired you to create the Young Doers TV series?*
I will never forget the morning of July 18th 2011 at 2:08 AM, I woke up and had an idea and I had to write it down. From that moment, YoungDoersTV was born. My Television production professor in Kingsborough told the class numerous times that if you wanted to be in this business, you have to show people more than you can tell them. I wanted to create something that everyone could be a part of. Something positive and inspirational. It also helped that I was surrounded by a lot of talented and positive people. Most people idolize rappers and athletes. After they watch an episode of YoungDoersTV, I want people to idolize these artists, directors and designers that are featured. Individuals who aren’t driven by money but are in love with the process and product of creating. Beyoncé’s song “I Was Here” inspires me to create. When I’m dead and gone, YoungDoersTV will be my footprint that I leave behind for the world to see forever.
I also have another series called “The Follow Up” which reconnects with the Individuals that are featured on YoungDoersTV up to a year later, just to see what their up to since being feature.
*What sets your series apart from every other internet series?*
I want the people featured on YoungDoersTV to be a family. Bringing these people together, so they can work with each other to create art. The very first season of YoungDoersTV, I featured model Eloho, Director Rocko Seymour and Rapper Token. Rocko can do a music video for Token which features Eloho as the leading lady. Season 2 started with Couture fashion designer CheayRochelle and will continue with PaperDoll boutique. CheayRochelle’s pieces can be sold in Paperdoll boutique. Everyone I chose to feature is part of a bigger picture.
*Where do you see young doers 5 to 10 years from now?*
I envision YoungDoersTV being well branded, not only for features, but for after school programs to help young people. I want to open a center that supports creative ideas. In my high school, we had one television production room and you could only take it if you’re a junior. Why? Why not nurture their ideas from freshmen year? I think if more emphasis is put on making your own, we would have more entrepreneurs.
*How can people get in contact with you if they wanted to be a part of your show in any way? (Like being interviewed, or even as interns)*
If you’re interested in being featured on YoungDoersTV, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Send your name and what you want to be featured for.
Interning with YoungDoersTV has requirements: Male and female between the ages of 18 and 24 years old. Must be in college majoring in TV production or related. Must have knowledge of social media. If you live in the New York area, please email email@example.com.
* What advice do you have for people who want to create their own series?*
I would advise those who want to make their own series, not to get caught up in people’s approval of what you’re trying to do. You’re going to have 10 million ideas running through your head at once. Don’t panic. Write it down, let it process and with time, you will have a clearer vision for your project.