L.A. Creatives is my new blog series highlighting young creatives in the trenches of this city, as we all strive to practice our art form and sustain a living. This interview features Jorge Molina, (@colormejorge) who is a writer I knew at USC and now the showrunner’s assistant on HEATHERS at TV Land.
JORGE MOLINA will always have three distinguishing qualities: his talent for writing, his wit, and his impeccably good fashion sense. For four years in the USC Writing for Screen and Television program, I bore witness to his collection of incredible hats, vests, red bowties, and other pieces that were unmistakably Jorge.
What was also unmistakably Jorge was his ambition and creative thinking, both of which got him the coveted job as the showrunner’s assistant on the upcoming TV Land series HEATHERS. In the writing world, it is almost unheard of to get a showrunner’s assistant job right after graduation, even with the help of USC’s prestige and connections, but Jorge found a way. He sent the showrunner an Instagram DM — a method of communication so obscure even millennials don’t use it — praising HEATHERS as one of his favorite movies and elaborating on his excitement for the series adaptation.