Leyla T. Rosario "Create What You Don't See"

About this episode

Today Rich talks to Leyla T. Rosario. Leyla is an award winning Producer, Director, and Film Maker from The Bronx. We talk about her Puerto Rican heritage, growing up in New York, and how she first broke into the film and advertising world, where she’s worked with clients like Rolex, Hennesy, Cadillac, and most recently the director Michel Gondry. She’s also the Executive Producer and Co-Creator of “The Gig”, an online series about Women of Color Producers in the entertainment industry. And we talk about the need for representation behind and in front of the camera, what it MEANS to be a Woman of Color in the Ad Game, and how Leyla was able to bounce back from a recent tragedy.

About the show

First Generation Burden is a series of conversations with immigrants the children of immigrants. It is a platform to celebrate the unique and diverse immigrant population in this America. Also, it’s just a bunch of fun conversations with good people.

Rich Tu is an artist and designer living in Brooklyn, NY. He is also first generation Filipino-American and who cares about culture and the future.

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