East Coast High Schooler Profiles Marvel Entertainment Relative

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By Richard Horgan Comment

Every once in a while, a Hollywood job description comes across the wire that inspires a mixture of admiration and envy. Such is the case with Kevin Feige (pictured), president of production for Marvel Entertainment and, as such, a key overseer of this summer’s blockbusters Thor and Captain America.

His Pennsylvania suburbs teenage cousin writes today at regional newspaper hub PhillyBurbs.com that Feige is a most down-to-earth big-time relative. Feige advises any would-be moguls out there that getting today’s Hollywood lunch order right can lead to tomorrow’s better opportunities, and explains how he got his start:

When I was in college, I saw a listing for an internship at the production company of the director of Superman: The Movie and I worked very hard to get hired there. I was lucky enough to get the job and ended up working there for six years.

I was an intern, and then I worked as the receptionist one summer, and then I became an assistant to producer Lauren Shuler Donner. It was hard work and wasn’t always fun, but it was that job that led to me associate producing X-Men, and from there, I started working for Marvel Studios.

Along the way, Feige at one point also taught Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan how to convincingly use AOL onscreen for 1998’s You’ve Got Mail.