Gayle Dickie

Gayle Dickie

CEO


Gamer WorldNews Entertainment

Studio City, CA USA


The most important thing you need to know about making a deal is identify what you don’t know. If you identify what you don’t know, you ask the right questions to get to that point to find out the answer.

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Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
Started her career working as a paralegal in the music industry for record labels—she enjoyed the environment, but realized the entertainment side was more interesting to her than the law side.
She decided to take a chance and called Orion Pictures to ask about a job—ended up speaking to the head of personnel, who hired her on the spot to work as an assistant in syndication.
Worked as a syndicator for over 10 years selling television shows for companies like Viacom Enterprises, Blair Entertainment, and Tribune.
Got the opportunity to help fund a two-million-dollar movie project that ended up being shown at the Cannes Film Festival.
As she saw the rise of more forms of digital entertainment—video games, in particular—she noticed there was a void in how news about this market was spread to the masses.
In 2015, she bought the URLs for what would eventually become Gamer World News Entertainment and began building a network around gamers and esports.
There are now 13 channels on the site with what she calls "potato chip style content,” catering to a wide variety of gamers and topics so visitors can get what they want quickly and efficiently.
Says, “I didn’t set out to create your daddy’s ESPN”—her main goal is to license the content and cement gamer news in mainstream entertainment.
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Education

High School
Associate's Degree
Business/Corporate Communications
Santa Monica College
Associate's Degree
Political Science and Government, General
Santa Monica College
Vocational
Arts, Entertainment,and Media Management, General
University of California-Los Angeles
Vocational
Playwriting and Screenwriting
University of California-Los Angeles
Vocational
Business Administration and Management, General
University of California-Los Angeles

Career

CEO

I create, write, & produce content about professional esports games globally.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Business
Entrepreneurship
Communicating / Sharing Stories

Day to Day

I read the gamer news globally for about 2 hours in the morning to prep for the day. Then, I typically have interviews and meetings with investors and strategic partners. I also do some writing of my own and supervise over 150 stories from my staff of writers.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

People skills, tenacity, and time management. Develop the skill of being able to anticipate certain things. Value people that you meet and want to help you in your journey, but always protect yourself and ensure their value is worth it. Always lead by example.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for everyone

Walk in with a focus that you know what you want to do and you are willing to learn. Give an example of how you've made a difference in the past (at work, school, personal life). Don't be afraid to promote yourself. In terms of getting in the door-- send out emails, use friend connections, meet people, and ask questions to see if they can introduce you. Work is almost always achieved through personal connections, especially in entertainment and news. Offer to intern for free for a month!

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:

certification
Associate's Degree
Finance, General
undergrad
Bachelor
Journalism
graduate
Graduate
Business/Corporate Communications
doctorate
Doctorate
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From undefined:

"No one in the world has done what you are trying to do- it can't be done. Plus, you're a female in a man's world."

Challenges I Overcame

Financial
Gender Discrimination
Legal Issues