The founder and managing partner of Hey Wonderful speaks to LBB’s Addison Capper about “walking the walk” in terms of representing marginalised talent and how heightened bigotry towards the LGBTQ+ community is impacting filmmaking both behind and in front of the camera.
Michael Di Girolamo’s CV reads like a who’s who of US commercial production. Starting out as an intern at MTV, he eventually landed at RSA Films, working with Diane McArter, who nowadays is the founder of Furlined. He worked at Propaganda Films under the Partizan umbrella and eventually followed the late, great Steve Golin to Anonymous Content in 2001.
These days, Michael is the founder and managing partner of Hey Wonderful. To quote Michael, the pandemic gave him “a moment of clarity to re-examine” his business priorities and focus on evolving Hey Wonderful’s roster to mirror what he and partner Sarah McMurray stand for as a LGBTQ+ / Woman-owned production company,” giving a voice to the marginalised and truly walking the walk by who we represent and the kind of work that we produce.”
LBB’s Addison Capper chatted with Michael about the talent he’s recently been signing to Hey Wonderful’s roster and how heightened bigotry towards the LGBTQ+ community is impacting filmmaking both behind and in front of the camera.
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