This Emmy Award-Winning Producer Creates Impactful Media That Drives Culture Forward


Alana Blaylock, Emmy award-winning producer, creates impactful media that drives culture forward. Her credits include content for networks like CNN, HBO, NBC News, National Geographic, the ID Channel, Amazon and YouTube Red. One of her more recent projects, Best Shot (executive produced by LeBron James), follows college basketball Hall of Famer Jay Williams who uses the game of basketball to impart guidance and life skills to high school students. Best Shot explores how the game of basketball instills in teens a sort of redemption and hope for a brighter future.

As Blaylock continues to navigate her next move within the film industry, she relies on the following steps to help her pivot:

  • Make sure you’re a hundred percent into what you want to pivot to. If you don’t feel right about something, don’t pivot yet because you don’t know if you’re going to be fulfilled by it.

  • Start on a small scale. Make smart goals. Don’t be in a rush to pivot. Control what you can control.

  • Put your best foot forward and go after what you want. Work on it every day; just never stop moving in the direction you want to go.


via Forbes