Keith and Mom
The career I have today is rooted in my early influences as a child. When I was five years old, I was asked to appear on “Romper Room” a show for children.that became a success all across the nation. So my memories of working with adults in a camera and technical setting are some of my first. Those earliest impressions are what shaped the life I have today.
Straight out of college, I joined CNN before it signed on. I was there on Day one. The new 24-hour TV news channel changed the landscape of broadcast journalism. https://www.tvtechnology.com/opinion/cnn-college-a-22-year-old-adjunct-professor-looks-backSo I used that skill in multiple U.S. markets for ten years and worked in various network affiliates around the country as a broadcast journalist. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1532nJdf6wI
While at KTBC in Austin, I did a story about a young film director, and from that story came an offer that would change my life. Writer/Director Daniel Erickson invited me to become his Co-Producer for “The Original Scary Movie.” From the fund raising for the movie came introductions to the highest one percent earners in America. I also cast the film and it was through there I met and cast the then unknown and now Oscar nominated John Hawkes who played our lead in the odd-ball film. The motion picture is available now at http://americangenrefilm.com and was aired nationally on Turner Classic Movies in 2020. https://www.paducahsun.com/news/local/paducah-natives-film-rescued-from-obscurity/article_dbfcc830-d791-5312-aa9e-e2fc547d563b.html After the film was completed I started The Brunson Agency, a broadcast ad agency and media relations firm in Austin,Texas. We hung out our shingle and began work with our first client on day one. Our first client was a Scary Movie investor and she introduced me to others just like her in business.