Chris Woolsey from Redbox, Crackle & Chicken Soup for the Soul

Welcome Chris:

We’re joined on the Starline by an alumnus of Sacramento State. He’s an author, actor, writer and producer. Now senior director of communications for Crackle Plus we welcome Chris Woolsey. 

Chris, let’s go Beyond the Mic. When you were in school at Sac State, did you ever think your degree in environmental studies would get you where you are today?

You have so many programming teams that you work with Chicken Soup for the Soul, Redbox, Crackle. How do you balance them all and what are the benefits of each for the viewer?

What’s your favorite perk at your job?

You co-created the (Red)eemed campaign to sell t-shirts to raise money for Compassion International which helps children in poverty. How did that moment change you forever? 

The Rockin’ 8:

It’s time for the Rockin’ 8, 8 random questions; answer with the first thing that comes to your mind. There is no Pressure.

1. Crackle TV show that you 1st binge watched?

2. Topic you had to let David Matalon cover in your book “The Concise Guide to Sounding Smart at Parties”?

3. What’s your secret obsession? 

4. Have you ever played the bongos?

5. Who do you like more Salem the cat or Nick Bakay?

6. If you could choose your last words, what would they be?

7. Typical In and Out order?

8. What’s the one thing you fear might change you?

The Back Half with Chris Woolsey :

How did your time at Pivotshare get you prepared for Crackle?

Who is the one teacher that changed the way you see the world today?

Lifelong friendships show a person that believes in relationships How did your junior high friend Matt Woods make you a better person?

Which is the one idea you wrote as a freelance writer that one day will make it to the big screen?

How has on demand television changed the way you see it?

When did you fall in love with your wife Nicole and how did she change you?

What’s the one job you put up for that you are glad you didn’t get?

Who’s the one person you’ve worked with has it been hardest not to fanboy over?

You could have been a lawyer. You’ve tried to bike 8000 miles. How has overcoming adversity made your life worth it for you?

You once tweeted “I was going to be a youth pastor but my dream was crushed when I realized I was born w/ a handicap that leaves me unable to grow a fo-hawk.” Did you pass that down to your children?

What’s the one big question you didn’t have a chance of getting answered when you were on Zach and Pete?

One Big Question:

As segmentation of the content market becomes more divided, tons of channels, you can swing a stick and hit someone doing a podcast. How do content creators breakthrough in a world with short attention spans?  

The Wrap:

Once the Foursquare Mayor of Sprouts in Culver City, dressed up for Halloween as Ted Lasso, cries during Rudy and remained sane during the quarantine because of hot sauce. He wants you to check out the great shows on Crackle, Redbox and Chicken Soup for the Soul. Chris Woolsey , thanks for taking the time to talk with us today.

And that my friends is Beyond the Mic.

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Check out Crackle here , Redbox here and Chicken Soup for the Soul TV here.

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