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Based in the US, India-born Amrita Sen is a successful designer, singer, producer and entrepreneur, with particular expertise in the entertainment sector. Currently producing the Indian adaptation of John Le Carre’s ‘The Night Manager’, she also creates original Indian-themed art, furniture and clothing as the head of Amrita Sen Designs. With a B.S. from UPenn and an MBA from Harvard Business School, Amrita serves on the Board of Overseers of the Weitzman School of Design at UPenn.
Amrita Sen Interview Focus
1. Introduction: Guarda and Sen discusses her youth in India and formative experiences.
2. Education: Sen describes her time at UPenn and Harvard and how her alma maters prepared her for a career in business.
3. Mentorship: Guarda and Sen discuss the prominent people who have shaped her life.
4. First career highlights: Guarda and Sen discuss the highlights from the first half of her career, focused especially on Vault, the product licensing firm with high-profile celebrity clients, where she was CEO.
5. Music and entertainment: Amrita Sen shares her background in the music and entertainment industries.
6. Slumdog Millionaire: Guarda and Sen discuss her unexpected national debut at the 2009 Oscars, performing the hit song ‘Jai Ho’ from the Slumdog Millionaire soundtrack by music legend A. R. Rahman. The number won the Academy Award for Best Original Song later that evening.
7. New horizons: Guarda and Sen discuss how this pivotal life event opened up new directions for Sen’s career, in the music industry in particular. She explains how she went on to work with household names such as Timbaland and Justin Timberlake.
8. Design: Guarda and Sen then turn the discussion to her equally impressive career in furniture and fashion design, sharing the origin stories of her brand.
9. Books: Guarda asks Sen about her book ‘Cosmic and Eternal Love: An Everlasting Story’ (Galison: September 2016), which she wrote and illustrated herself.
10. Present paths: Guarda and Sen discuss where she stands now in relation to her overall career.
11. Thoughts for the future: Guarda asks Sen about her views for the future of the creative industries, focusing in particular on technological trends and how these might be used appropriately by artists to increase their visibility and remuneration.
12. Last words: Guarda and Sen discuss how society needs to change in order to incorporate technology for a beneficial social impact on art and creativity.
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