Catholics need to be there too, because right now those industries—like virtual reality and mobile gaming—they’re all start-ups.
When I moved to LA, I committed to myself that I’d go to Mass every week.
And then that turned into daily Mass, and then it all just kind of took off from there.
CWR: Was working in entertainment your goal in college?
Meeks: I wasn’t shooting for Warner Brothers or Hollywood or LA or any of that. When Twitter launched, I realized that everything was changing, that individuals were becoming just as influential as traditional media. So that’s how I ended up coming out to LA in April 2008.
And it ultimately led me back to my faith in a much more profound and strong way.
And then, well, when I went to college, I cut loose a little bit.So I started a company with some friends, and that resulted in a P. And through that job, I got very involved in the web television movement.I co-founded a Rising Professionals group within the Television Academy, and then became a member of the digital media peer group at the academy and voter on the Emmys.I meet people all the time in LA who are hungry to create the great movies that will change the world, but it’s a long, hard, uphill battle, and most of them don’t make it.Where the battle is more likely to be won, I think, is on the inside, on the side of entertainment.Matt Meeks: It was definitely an important part of our family life, but I haven’t always stayed that way.