Julia Fisher Farbman, 32
BS communications ’12
CEO/producer, Julia Grace Entertainment (New York City & Philadelphia)
My Greatest Accomplishment: I’ve had the privilege of interviewing icons such as His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, creating/hosting/executive producing an award-winning docu-series “Modern Hero” that profiled the likes of Michelle Obama. I have written & am now producing the scripted, feature film “Audrey’s Children,” inspired by the life of legendary pediatric oncologist and co-founder of Ronald McDonald House Charities, Dr. Audrey Evans (which will be filmed in Pennsylvania this year!) I’m proud and deeply grateful for my professional journey thus far and look forward to creating mission-driven content in the future.
How Drexel Helped Me: Drexel 100% accelerated my career trajectory. Through the co-op program, I was able to get my start at 6ABC as an intern, work at the station throughout college and get hired upon graduating. Drexel gave me the tools I needed to thrive in the working world, and incredible mentors such as Al Stegeman & Marty Zied, taught me how to channel my passion for storytelling into a professional craft.
My Greatest Source of Motivation: My family and the incredible people who trust me to tell their stories. And a special shoutout to my best friend and husband, Jared, who has been around since my Drexel days, and who motivates me to be the best version of myself.
Where I Hope to Be in Five Years: One of the reasons I love my industry is because I don’t have an answer to this question. Whatever project I’m focused on, I hope (and like to believe) that I’ll be making a positive impact on the world through storytelling.
If My Life Were a Music Video, the Song Would Be: “My Shot,” from the musical “Hamilton.”