21 Questions: Stacey Levin [Publicist]

21 Questions: Stacey Levin [Publicist]
-Tell us about your career and what you are currently working on or involved with?
I was a publicist for about ten years working at Jim Henson Productions, Nickelodeon and 20th Century Fox Television where I covered "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "Angel," "Firefly" and "Arrested Development" among other shows.  Then I switched to programming and was the creative executive for "King of the Hill," "Modern Family" and "Lie to Me" among other series.  Now I'm the Director of Development at Universal Cable Productions.

-Is this what you thought you would be doing with your life, what was your first passion? 
My passion was always television, so I knew I wanted to write or produce it in some capacity.  This new development job is exactly where I want to be.

-To whom do you credit your success to, who gives or gave you the most support?
My parents were always supportive even when I dropped out of business school and spent years working for free as an intern on soap operas.  I also credit the Co-President of 20th Century Fox Television with a lot because she allowed me to make the switch from publicity to creative which doesn't happen very often.

-If you could meet or work with [living or dead], who would that be and why?
Wow, that's a tough one because there are so many - I think Hitchcock would be amazing because no one's brain quite works like his.  From current times, I love J.J. Abrams taste and style.

-What would you like to be remembered for 100 years from now?
For creating a classic television show that people are still watching.

-Who inspires you?
My friends and boyfriend inspire me; really talented writers who don't give up inspire me; people who face adversity and still triumph.

-How are things different today, than the same day 1 year ago?
A year ago, I had just recently been laid off and counting the days left of paid employment.  Today I'm three weeks into an amazing job - I'd say things have changed a lot! 

-What is the last song you bought or listened to in your musical device?
Embarrassing, but I just downloaded Britney Spears' new CD.  I'm still rooting for her!

-Last good film you had seen, and the best movie you would recommend to someone asking?
Haven't seen anything lately that's made an impression on me - sad, right?  There are so many amazing movies to recommend, but let's start with my two favorites of all time - Star Wars and Grease.

-Favorite Horror Film? 
The Shining, The Exorcist

-Favorite Book? 
Gone with the Wind

-Favorite Song?
 Livin' on a Prayer - Bon Jovi

-Favorite Film Character? 
Wow, another hard one... Probably Princess Leia

-Favorite Film Composer? 
John Williams

-Favorite Thing In Your Home? 
My original cel drawing of Disney's: Pete's Dragon

-Favorite First Pet? 
I can't pick one - I've only had three dogs and four rabbits in my lifetime.
-Favorite Coffee Or Tea? 
Coffee!

-Favorite Phrase? 
"Really?"  "Not for nothing" - it's a Staten Island thing

-Favorite Hiding Place [Not that we are looking]?
The Mall


-If you could tell someone something someone told you, "words to live by" what would that be?
"Be careful who you step on on the way up because those are same people you'll see on the way down." 

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