For some it takes years of trial and error to find their passion in life. For writer and media professional Desa Larkin-Boutté, it only took her one elementary school class project at age 8 to know that writing for television was her passion. Building on what began as a childhood dream, Desa has gone on to develop her skills not only as a writer but also as someone well versed in the various production functions necessary for creating large-scale media projects.
A graduate of the Boston University’s College of Communication, Desa’s career has been far from typical. While many aspiring television writers look to book the first flight straight to Hollywood, Desa’s journey out west was less direct. Desa was determined to explore and gain her writing experience in less traditional locations such as Boston, Madrid and Atlanta before finally settling in Los Angeles, CA. With credits that include such popular shows as The Walking Dead, and Single Ladies, as well as a host of independent projects, the uniqueness of Desa’s experiences has translated into an equally diverse resume.
The very first guest of the Blackoutlets Podcast, Desa sits down with us to share her passion for writing, her journey into the entertainment industry and her thoughts on the challenges facing aspiring content creators from diverse backgrounds