Brillstein Q&A kicks off MT&R series

Producer offered auds industry help and hints

The Museum of Television and Radio on Tuesday kicked off its second season of its Industry Forum, a luncheon series for execs and media professionals, with a Q&A with producer Bernie Brillstein.

Brillstein, who has overseen such hits as “Saturday Night Live,” “The Muppet Show” and “Just Shoot Me!,” offered his opinions on the state of the entertainment industry today.

Brillstein insisted to the audience that being proactive was key. “No one’s gonna come to your living room and say, ‘Hello, here I am, wanna make money?,’ ” he said.

Assailing young agents for spending too much time in the office, he said, “Go out all the time. Look for people. If you see someone on a television show you like, write them … they’ll call you.”

The MT&R Industry Forum luncheons will also include speakers Doug Herzog, prexy of Comedy Central, and Dick Wolf, creator of “Law & Order.”

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