Producer Chris Gary Offers Career Advice to Bowdoin Students

“Game of Thrones” producer Chris Gary speaks about his TV career.

Chris Gary, the former HBO producer who oversaw Game of Thrones and upcoming The Young Pope, began his talk at Bowdoin Monday by looking out at the audience and asking, “What do you want to talk about?” In response to cries such as, “How do I get a job?” Gary discussed his circuitous career path and what it takes to make it in the film industry.

Gary was candid about the competitive nature of the job market. “No one’s going to give you a job. You’re going to have to take a job,” he said. To Gary, this means two things: being willing to beat out another person for the position you want and knowing what makes you unique, or what you can offer. Read more about Chris Gary’s talk.

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