Emmy-winning TV producer offers students simple advice: collaborate
Published on March 22 2013
His stories were plentiful.
But as legendary television producer Ralph Mellanby regaled a second-year Media and Sport class with tales about producing that cornerstone of Canadian TV, Hockey Night in Canada, hiring Don Cherry to keep viewers interested between game periods, getting set lighting advice from film icon Norman Jewison, his advice to students was singular.
“We’re in the business of interpersonal skills and collaboration,” said Mellanby, who visited the class Thursday. “The other guy is the guy who teaches you. The other gal is the gal who teaches you what you don’t know. You come out of college and think you know it all. You don’t.”