Shirlyn has the drive of an unstoppable conqueror who thrives to help and inspire others. I am so inspired by Shirley's journey and how she continues to grow in her craft. Here is her story...
Raised in Newark, Shirlyn Cesar was a theater kid that performed in a troupe called the 'Peppermint Players.' With them she was able to perform locally in elementary schools, colleges, and even a short run at NJPAC. In high school and into college, Shirlyn was the 'intern queen,' interning at the Mayor's Office of Film, a celebrity public relations firm, and Viacom's VH1.
A Rutgers University graduate, Shirlyn received her bachlors degree in Communications and went on to receive her masters in Television, Radio, and Film at Syracuse University. It was there in a television production class, she and her fellow classmates developed "Limelight" a six-episode television series that won the 2010 College Television Award for Outstanding Narrative Series, the category's first appearance.
She is a recipient of one of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Foundation's Programs, and also went on to be selected for the Foundation's internship program that same year in the episodic series category working on AMC's "Mad Men." Those pivotal beginning moments provided Shirlyn the opportunity to move forward and work on such shows as 'Blue Bloods,' 'Daredevil,' and most recently 'Shades of Blue' on NBC.
Shirlyn currently works to meet the unique needs of each show as assisting the producers in various strenuous production tasks.. She is currently working hard to lay the groundwork that will launch her to the next step of her career. Shirlyn wants you to know, if she's not working she's likely hanging out with friends, or binge watching something great (or not).
You can meet Shirlyn at our Unleash Your Inner Boss Panel Discussion & Networking Event on June 11, 2016. She will be among our amazing panelists providing amazing advice on how to become fearless and reach your goals.
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