I came to Emory in the fall of 2006 with the plan to pursue business. I wanted to wear the suit and tie, get up, live in New York, read the Wall Street Journal every morning, and of course make loads of money. Business, like I was told everyday while growing up, is at the root of everything, if there is money being exchanged, there is business involved. I agreed with that philosophy, but as time passed for me at Emory I thought about that concept more. If I was learning the fundamentals of business and business is at the root of everything, then I could do anything. That is when I realized I could combine my passion of story-telling through film and television with my business degree. So I enrolled in the Film Studies department. This combination allowed for me to foster my creativity and give me a foundation in the art of filmmaking, all the while learning how to capitalize on these skills through my business training. I have found that my knowledge of both the business world and the creative world has helped me to create concepts that are not only creative and original but also financially feasible. A couple years ago I focused all my skill sets to start my own media company, The Beehler Media Company. Since then, I have collaborated and shared concepts with producers in Atlanta and Los Angeles and have produced video content for business in and around the Atlanta area. I love what I am doing, and to quote an entertainment mogul, "It's the best of both worlds". So now it is the spring of 2010 and I am about to leave Emory with a Bachelors of Business and a major in Film Studies. Now I'm planning on wearing jeans and designer sneakers, live in Los Angeles, read Variety every morning, and of course make loads of money.
Stephen Beehler, BBA10
The Beehler Media Company