Tammy hunt is a person who has been connected with nearly all aspects of the entertainment field working as a
Costume Designer/Wardrobe Stylist for TV and films as well as doing marketing and PR work for a variety of clients.
She gave us a few moments of her time to talk about her career and the things she had learned about getting ahead in the entertainment industry.
Q) What was your first job in the entertainment field and how did you get it?
A) My first career in entertainment was actually as a wardrobe designer/stylist for various projects. My most memorable client was Tori Amos in 1986-87 when she was with her band Why Tori Can’t Read. I designed for her a pirate style shirt and black fitted pants. I remember her being down to earth and her mother bringing her by my house in this old VW Beetle. A music producer at
Capital Records at the time gave me the job.
Q) What is the most important lesson you have learned while working in the entertainment field?
A) Listen, listen, listen!! It is so important to hear what a client is saying to you and that you understand where they are coming from and what their needs are.
Q) What made you decide to start doing public relations work and who was your first client?
A) I started being the person that introduced people to each other that needed the business connection after I had eventually become acquainted with so many people in the Industry. It was a no-brainer really. I don’t recall my first client because it seems as though I have always been doing this.
Q) How can a person know when it is time to bring in some one in to help you advertise / Market yourself?
A) When you have enough of a buzz going that you need help handling it all and you feel if you had someone that believed in you and your talent that could appeal to various entities on your behalf you could make it to the next level.
Q) Not to ask you to share your secrets but what have you found is the key to a good marketing plan?
A) Being agreeable to spending money to hire help getting to where you want to go in your career. This is the first but most important step. It all comes back to the axiomatic economic 101 saying: you gotta spend money to make money.
Q) You are in a frantic fast paced field what do you do to keep yourself upbeat and inspired?
A) Honestly, the people I surround myself with inspire me. Every client I work with has so much to say with their voice, inner spirit, and talent that I am filled with awe daily just being a part of their lives.
Q) If someone wants to contact you to see about your services where should they go?
Q) When the zombies take over the world where will you be?
A) Probably standing in line at Starbucks.
Q) Jedi, Ninja, vampire, werewolf, pirate, fairy or Spartan?
A) Oh, well I am a firm believer in the force…so Jedi for sure!
Q) What one piece of art, be it music, book, film or picture, do you think people must experience before they die?
A) No matter what you believe as far as where we came from or who arranged it everyone should read The Bible. It truly is a masterpiece!
Q) Give one fact that most people would not believe about you?
A) I have not traveled out of the U.S. yet. I know, it’s tragic! And I was lead singer of a band in high school