In the latest installment of Going Places, we get to know Paramount Pictures employee Erika Sanchez, who works as an executive assistant to Liz West, executive vice president of International Marketing, Communications, & Home Media, Paramount Pictures. Prior to starting in her current role, Sanchez interned for Paramount Pictures, at its International Publicity department.
Campus to Career: Hi Erika, we’re so excited to hear your story! Can you share a bit about your background?
ES: Sure! I am originally from Los Angeles and graduated California State Fullerton with a major in communications, and minors in cinema and television arts. Since graduation, I have been working as an executive assistant to Liz West at Paramount Pictures.
What are some of your favorite aspects of working at Paramount?
Paramount was the first studio that I gravitated towards. I appreciate the connection Paramount shares with Viacom, and the closeness it has to the television side of the entertainment business.
At first, I was unsure whether I wanted to go into film or television, and Paramount’s relationship to Viacom let me to see how synergistic both worlds can be. The culture at this company is amazing.