Behind the Brilliance 046: Shara Senderoff

THE SHOW: This week, the awesome and smart Shara Senderoff joins me to discuss her path to becoming a movie producer and creating a successful tech startup, Career Sushu (formerly known as Intern Sushi). We also talk about the importance of decisiveness, how she maintains balance amidst a slate of various projects, and why she believes Disney movies are blueprints for life.


With a passion for Film and Television, Shara began as an intern for mega producers Scott Rudin (The Social Network), Dan Jinks & Bruce Cohen (American Beauty) and Kevin Bright (Friends). She went on to quickly climb the ranks in the film business where she grew to Vice President status and paved innovation at The Mark Gordon Company (Grey’s Anatomy, Criminal Minds, Speed, Saving Private Ryan, 2012). Shara created The Mark Gordon Company’s New Media Department to leverage technology, the social dynamics of the web and the company’s expertise in storytelling to develop new properties with cross platform capabilities. Shara has developed feature films with Universal Pictures, DreamWorks, 20th Century Fox, Sony, Dimension and Paramount.

Shara went on to partner with Mark Gordon to launch Intern/Career Sushi, an innovative web platform that reinvents the way interns, entry & mid-level candidates apply to internships and jobs. The site boosts 12,000 hiring companies and hundreds of thousands of candidates.

Shara has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, TIME Magazine, Forbes, Fortune, Fast Company, Mashable, TechCrunch, Seventeen Magazine, Cosmopolitan Magazine,, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Entrepreneur Magazine, Billboard and more. She is a member of the Young Entrepreneur Council and an active speaker in the tech, film and startup communities.


Stuff Mentioned In This Episode

Shara Senderoff on Twitter

Career Sushi

6XI Media

Many Lives, Many Masters

Blue Ocean Strategy